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I think I can still hear them partying in the Kremlin.Vladimir Putin and his inner circle are toasting each other with shots of vodka and loud singing.I can’t understand Russian, but I … more
On a podcast the other day, national political reporter Thomas Edsall analyzed the mounting threat of Republican authoritarianism and posed a great question:“Trump and the Republican party have … more
Down on the Southwest border, business is booming – criminal business, that is.The federal government steadfastly refuses to protect the border or the interior. Since Day 1, the Biden … more
So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol?Desperate enough that 21 of them voted against a slam-dunk of a bill earlier this week … more
Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death or successfully address dozens of other practical adult daily activities?Rob Kenney offers this … more
Prospects of a long, hot summer bring pet peeves to the surface.Surely someone besides me encounters deceptive packages of frozen microwaveable meat. “Tear here,” they cajole. So, you … more
LITTLE ROCK – State Medicaid officials are asking the federal government for approval of ARHOME, the newest version of Medicaid expansion.They anticipate a decision in November or December. … more
There’s chaos on our southern border. It’s a humanitarian and national security crisis that threatens the safety of Americans and the Biden administration’s careless rhetoric and … more
Those with a life-threatening illness or condition know that time is of the essence. This week, I reintroduced a bipartisan bill to cut red tape so patients with terminal conditions may quickly … more
Arkansas Works will end on December 31, and today I’d like to talk about the program that will replace it.We call the new program Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me, also known as ARHOME. … more
I have proclaimed that June is Blackberry Month in Arkansas and today I’d like to talk about a crowning blackberry achievement at the University of Arkansas’s Fruit Research Station in … more
Texting is replacing talking as the preferred form of communication?According to a recent survey by OpenMarket, 75 percent of millennials chose texting over talking when given the choice between … more
Lost in the press of recent world events was news from Washington state about a dramatic jury trial resulting in the conviction of a 77-year-old Ilwaco woman, who now faces a maximum penalty of 90 … more
As a Democrat from a staunchly Republican state, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a vanishing breed, not only in contemporary American politics, but in a Democratic Party that is steadily tacking … more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest public works project – the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) – was completed 50 years ago this month. … more
Transportation and Infrastructure is a historically bipartisan committee in the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, House Democrats and the Biden Administration have decided otherwise this … more
President Biden is taking his first trip overseas as President.After stopping in England he’ll summit with European leaders in Brussels and then move on to his mano-a-mano meet-up with Vladimir … more
I live in Washington County. But I am a frequent visitor to Newton County. I especially love the Buffalo River Area. Sometimes I attend church at Shiloh United Baptist Church. I also have many … more
Arkansas, like other states, is rebounding from the pandemic in a stronger position than we might have expected around this time last year.Recently, Governor Hutchinson announced the state had the … more
Congratulations to State Trooper James Ray from Franklin County for being named Trooper of the Year by the American Association of State Troopers. Trooper Ray protected lives when he prevented a … more
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