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Arkansas youth have adapted to changes in how and where they learn in recent years. Our students have demonstrated their ability to quickly adjust to shifting circumstances. As high school students … more
Brent Renaud, who grew up in Little Rock, traveled the world to tell the stories of the overlooked with the hope that the world could never again overlook them. Brent’s films made the stories … more
LITTLE ROCK – The state Education Department has partnered with a non-profit organization called Forward Arkansas to address a growing teacher shortage in Arkansas.They have launched a new … more
My mother and father keep our old photos in their hall closet in a sturdy old Pabst Blue Ribbon box.Sifting through old photos is a glorious experience — one, we now know, that relieves aches … more
Dear President Biden:Many of us feel helpless — overwhelmed, actually — about the catastrophe in Ukraine, wishing we could do more to show support for that nation’s brave people. … more
Warning! The following column is clogged with gratuitous potty humor. If it’s a strain for you to read it, the CDC advises that you hold your nose, wear an N95 mask if necessary and then answer … more
A handful of longtime readers may remember when I announced that “baby boy Tyree” was on his way.Time flies. My only child Gideon recently celebrated his 18th birthday.Ah, 18: an … more
Rep. Scott Perry (R., Pa.), who once advised President Donald Trump’s White House on undermining the 2020 election results, and who was a target of the U.S. House committee investigating the … more
Too many Americans ignore rural America until they need us. When food, lumber, energy, or agriculture product prices start to rise, Washington, D.C. and the political elite finally take notice of how … more
The United States of America is a leader in both energy and food production. We are blessed with tremendous resources that have helped our country thrive and enabled Americans to enjoy the benefits … more
The 93rd General Assembly wrapped up its fiscal session this week, and today I’d like to commend legislators for their support of law enforcement in Arkansas.The 93rd General Assembly was one … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature completed the 2022 fiscal session in 23 days, approving a budget for state government that calls for spending about $6 billion in general revenue next year.A … more
Their bravery inspires.As I sit safely in the cozy office in my home writing this column, the people of Ukraine are greeting Putin’s massive military invasion with incredible defiance and … more
I despise airing my dirty laundry in public, but I’ll make an exception for kvetching about my clean laundry.I have primary responsibility for my family’s laundry. Fair enough. I realize … more
Five years ago a sports injury forced me to wear a light brace on my knee. Within a few months the joint was fine, yet to this day I continue to wear a brace on both knees when on the field. I feel … more
History’s tyrants have at least one thing in common – their willingness to destroy and slaughter anything and anyone who stands in the way of conquest. This is not new. From Genghis Khan … more
During World War II, Americans put up with rationed gas and car tires, rationed coal and fuel oil, rationed silk and nylon, rationed meat and daily products, rationed jams and jellies, even rationed … more
This week, President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address to the nation. While I appreciated his unifying message about standing with Ukraine and using our economic might to counter … more
There is a major disconnect between the struggles Americans experience every day and the image President Biden and his team are trying to project. This is most apparent in rural America. In his State … more
In the week since Russia invaded Ukraine, Arkansas has joined most of the world in condemning the unprovoked assault. Today I’d like to share the story of a woman from Ukraine who is watching … more
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