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We all know that our fiscal house isn’t in order right now. The national debt stands at $28 trillion dollars, the projected budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 is nearly $3 trillion and … more
I’d like to talk about a sector of our culinary industry that is the perfect business model for dining establishments during a pandemic.Ninety-four of these eateries dot the Natural … more
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day.The writing life requires you to sit still for long periods of time, but those days are long gone.As I write this column — attempt to … more
It was 73 years ago this month that my dad, Allen Funt, brought “Candid Camera” to television. Remarkably, between his career and mine we hold a record with the only entertainment show to … more
The Tyree family recently took advantage of our state’s eagerly anticipated annual sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing and electronics.Eagerly anticipated as in my wife taking the … more
Seven years ago, Lucy Flowers died.It’s taken a while for me to write those words in exactly that way – “Lucy Flowers died.” I’ve written about it on frequent occasion, … more
It all kind of piled up this week.COVID hospitalizations and deaths are up. We’re still trying to convince the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, even as intensive care units fill beyond capacity. … more
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Legislative Council approved a funding request of more than $245 million to help hospitals and nursing homes recruit and retain staff, and to cope with extraordinary … more
August has long been the best month of the year to escape the daily grind and forget our worries.It’s been a great month to hit the beach or take a long road trip and forget, for just a little … more
We’ve often heard that time is money, but in these stressed-out days it’s more than that. Time is increasingly a key to well-being, creatively and emotionally.My sister, Juliet, has taken … more
A 1986 Pantene commercial carried the tagline “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.”Similarly, I must ask my readers, “Don’t hate me because I’ve heard a … more
The other day, someone reminded me that I had a public Facebook page entitled “Christine Flowers, Columnist and Radio Host.” I rarely post there, which is why I’d almost forgotten … more
I issued a call for a special session of the General Assembly, and I’d like to explain why my action was necessary.In the spring, I signed Act 1002, a law that prohibits a government agency … more
Climate change has taken center stage in Washington. Nearly every committee in Congress has been tasked with exploring ways to protect our natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint and implement … more
LITTLE ROCK – Legislators gathered at the Capitol in Little Rock to affirm the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency for 60 days.The governor declared the first emergency … more
Please allow me to explain.The COVID-delayed 2020 Olympics are on track to be the lowest watched games of the 21st century, according to marketing research firm Zeta Global.The company has found that … more
Billionaire space cowboys Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have rightfully been taking some flack for sub-orbital jaunts earlier this month that garnered plenty of headlines but little in the way of … more
I’m literally old enough to remember when Republicans proudly branded themselves as the cop-loving guardians of “law and order.”Richard Nixon won the presidency with that shtick in … more
Will Donald Trump’s endorsements in the 2022 Republican primaries be a double-edged sword for the party?Based on the surprising results of this week’s special House runoff election in … more
As you may be aware, the CDC reversed its guidance on mask usage for vaccinated individuals, and many cities across the country are reinstating mask requirements for indoor areas.I understand the … more
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