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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
LITTLE ROCK – Certified law enforcement officers will get a $5,000 salary stipend this year, thanks to a Senate bill approved by the Arkansas legislature.To qualify for the stipend, officers … more
Three-day weekends sound good to me.According to Business Insider, a movement is afoot for companies to offer employees four-day work weeks — 10 hours a day over four days, rather than eight … more
Valentine’s Day and other time-sensitive topics delayed my writing about this, but a few weeks ago marked the 50th anniversary of the death of my grandfather, Carl Spencer Tyree.I’m … more
From the time that I was still being knit together in my mother’s womb with some defective parts God had left over after making my big brother (he made me write that part), I’ve been … more
’m old enough to remember when rabid rightist Republicans proclaimed “Better Dead Than Red” and insisted that anyone who was “soft” on Russia should leave this country … more
Goodbye, Ukraine.That poor, corrupt and undemocratic Eastern European country is in the process of being beaten into submission and conquered by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.It should surprise no … more
This week, Vladimir Putin began his unprovoked campaign to take over Ukraine. After a series of false flag operations and disinformation, President Putin unilaterally announced the Ukrainian … more
Arkansans are being stretched thin. We’re experiencing record high inflation that’s forcing us to alter our budgets and future plans. More and more Natural State residents are reaching … more
Ever since I took office in 2015, my goal has been to make Arkansas first.From the very first coding tour, I have pushed Arkansas to lead the nation on computer science. Legislators who share my … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature approved a package of bills that allow greater oversight of two major health insurance plans that cover public school teachers and state employees.The new laws … more
Though the 2021 tax season is upon us, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) still has a massive backlog of 8 million unprocessed, individual tax returns dating back to Tax Year 2019, which amassed … more
There is no doubt COVID-19 has presented a wide variety of challenges for us all and changed the way we interact with people, businesses and government. Unfortunately, Arkansans are currently … more
According to a Newton County Times report, Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops who has acquired the former Dogpatch theme park, plans to create a Marble Falls Nature Park. The aim will … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature completed the first week of the 2022 fiscal session, approving budgets for numerous state agencies and advancing reforms of public health insurance systems.For … more
February is Black History Month, and today I’d like to pay tribute to some of the Arkansans who have made a real difference in our state and nation.More than 160 Arkansans have been inducted … more
A quarter of a million dollars.That’s the amount that I’ve paid in FICA payroll taxes during my working career, according to my recent Social Security statement.FICA, which stands for … more
Nine years ago this month Netflix changed how we watch television. The streaming service released an entire season of its political drama “House of Cards” at once, enabling viewers to … more
Even in the wake of the Super Bowl, the one story that won’t go away involves Michael Flores, Roger Goodell, and the NFL drama that’s been ensuing over the past week.Even President Biden … more
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