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LITTLE ROCK — Seventy years ago this month, Governor Sid McMath and his family moved into the brand-new governor’s residence, and this week, some of the First Families who have lived there joined … more
I use the word “certainty” a lot when discussing economic issues. That’s because the most important thing Washington can do to help our economy grow is promote policies that allow our job … more
LITTLE ROCK — During the first week it was available, about 600 Arkansans took advantage of a new online service to schedule the driving portion of their test to get a driver’s license. They … more
This week, President Trump delivered his annual State of the Union Address to Congress. Under this administration, we've seen a booming economy, the lowest unemployment rate in decades and new … more
More than once, readers have written in, or people have stopped me, to complain about their fellow Americans’ ignorance of the basic functions of government. Incandescent with anger, they’ll … more
In what has become an annual display of businesses’ addiction to cheap labor, commerce leaders are lobbying the acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, to increase the H-2B … more
Clarity is in short supply across America, but no longer at dairy farms in Maine. In 2014, you see, drivers for a dairy company in Portland, Maine sued their employer for overtime pay because a … more
AMES, Iowa – In “The Music Man” which, happily, returns to Broadway this fall, there’s a tune called “Iowa Stubborn,” written in 1957 by Mason City native Meredith Willson. It muses that … more
Readers of fine newspapers may recall that last July I unleashed a tirade titled “Slow drivers: are they driving you insane?” Several readers offered a “Yes, but…” response. They … more
A long time ago in a toy box far, far away… As a young urchin in the 1970’s, when I wasn’t risking radiation poisoning and a diabetic coma from sitting too close to the TV with an enormous … more
America’s healthcare system is still a mess. The Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, has sparked continued increases in premiums and deductibles while failing … more
At some point, the national Democratic Party’s leadership will discover a backbone and summon up the courage to sever its connection to Hillary Clinton. Continued eye-rolling and hand-wringing … more
Back in December of 2015, on the cusp of the 2016 presidential primaries, when candidate Trump was previewing his Putinesque behavior, I warned in a column that “we’re in danger of embracing a … more
LITTLE ROCK — In April the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on an Arkansas law that has potentially far-reaching implications for the health care, pharmaceutical and insurance … more
Today, I’d like to honor an exceptional Arkansan, Forrest Wood, one of our preeminent outdoorsmen and entrepreneurs, who passed away last week. Forrest embodied the best of Arkansas. As word of … more
I was back in D.C. this week, but it almost didn't feel like I left home. I was pleased to meet with so many Arkansans who were in town over the past few days. My staff and I met with constituents … more
The tragic news that two Arkansas Army National Guard members took their own lives in the same January week shows the gravity of the mental distress some members of the military live with. Just as … more
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