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LITTLE ROCK – Every spring, Arkansas and other southern states are hit by heavy rains and severe weather. While many Arkansans want to help their neighbors clean up after a storm, con artists … more
In the 21st century, most of the systems and operations we depend on for everything from personal financial activity to the community-wide distribution of information and resources is built within … more
President Joe Biden released his Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal this week, revealing more the same polices that have brought Americans historic inflation and record high gas prices. President Biden … more
One hundred-fifty years before I took office, Arkansas was home to so many black bears that we were known as The Bear State, but by the early years of the last century, enthusiastic hunters had … more
I’m glad there’s widespread confusion about what a woman is. I’ve been confused my entire life.In the most basic sense, the difference between a male and a female is that a female … more
After the Academy Awards incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock, I started wondering how many of my gentle readers have resorted to physical violence in their adult life.In 1983 a co-worker … more
Virginia Thomas, wife of U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, is free to hold whatever opinions, thoughts, judgments or impressions of politics and public policy she desires.And, … more
As predicted, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing were pretty boring. Almost yawn-worthy. She’s a fairly boring person to being with, which I suppose is a good thing since we … more
It has been dubbed by many as “the slap heard ‘round the world.“By now, pretty much anyone with a beating pulse is aware of the fracas that occurred during the Academy Awards on … more
LITTLE ROCK — The recidivism rate for Arkansas prison inmates is 46.1 percent, a rate which the head of state prisons called unacceptable.Prison officials appeared before a joint meeting of … more
This is women’s history month and it is important to recognize their contributions.With just slightly more than 50% of Americans being women, it's not hard to imagine how much of an impact they … more
This week, major airlines including Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines sent a letter to President Joe Biden … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress last week may not have been the Churchillian moment people had hoped for, but it got the job done. He asked for what his country … more
Finally, people have found something to agree about.Last week, economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci penned an op-ed for Bloomberg News in which she offers tips on how people who earn less than … more
Honoring our veterans is an important part of reflecting on the service and the sacrifice of millions of brave men and women who have stood in defense of our nation. We demonstrate our appreciation … more
If you have a habit of forgetting names as soon as you’re introduced, join the club.In all fairness, I have a mind like a steel trap when it comes to appointments, debts and trivia; it’s … more
Already I’ve had it.I’ve been back home for just a weekend but I’m ready to get back on that cruise ship and get away from America the Angry.The ship that my wife and I cruised on … more
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas tourism industry is recovering from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.Based on collections of the state two percent tourism tax, the industry now … more
Nathaniel Adams Coles was 15 when he dropped out of Wendell Phillips Academy in Chicago to pursue a career in music. Three years later, in 1937, he managed to sell his first song, a catchy tune … more
A tiny portion of my “day job” at a farm-and-home cooperative involves writing radio commercials and on-hold phone messages.More often than I like to admit, I get stuck for a closing … more
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