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Today I’d like to talk about a recent partnership with the state of Oklahoma. On Wednesday, I joined Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus to sign a … more
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas has begun the process of expanding Medicaid services so that more pregnant women can qualify for the government health care program.The expanded services should be … more
This week, Congressional Democrats used a special procedural tool called “reconciliation” to pass a $745 billion bill through both chambers of Congress on a party line vote. The … more
As teachers dust off desks, parents buy new school supplies and students prepare to head back to the classroom, the signs that a new school year is upon us are unmistakable. Yet I can attest that … more
Today I’d like to talk about the excellent position our state is in to provide additional financial relief for Arkansans.In December, we cut nearly $500 million in taxes which was the largest … more
I bought my first lottery ticket recently.It was a $20 scratch-off that paid me a $40 prize.Winning produced a nice little thrill, so I bought another $20 ticket right away. And lost.I put out $40 to … more
My family made a recent day trip to a neighboring state, so I decided this week’s column should be a tip of the hat to those oases of the interstate highway system, the state welcome … more
Whether Donald Trump scooped up 15 cartons of documents and classified material and scurried off to his Mar-a-Lago compound 20 months ago is politically inconsequential.By carrying out an … more
I fail to understand why so many people have long made such a big deal about Joe Biden’s lousy poll numbers.Don’t they know their history? Haven’t they bothered to research recent … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature concluded a quick, three-day special session after approving income tax cuts that will save 1.6 million Arkansas taxpayers about $500 million.The tax savings will … more
Comedian Carl Reiner was good at living well — and he lived well until the age of 98.I recently watched his 2017 HBO documentary, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.”It … more
When high court theocrat Samuel Alito wrote his screed abolishing the constitutional right to an abortion, he insisted – quoting the late rightwing justice Antonin Scalia – that the issue … more
“Memories/Light the corners of my mind…” – as sung by Barbra Streisand.While grocery shopping with my mother in the 1970s, I enjoyed peeking at the “Golden Age” … more
In an ideal world, the landmark compromise on climate change, Medicare, and energy spending that Senate Democrats announced at the end of last week would barely require a second glance.That’s … more
I’m a lucky American.Thanks to my wife Colleen’s job as a travel agent, in the last two weeks I’ve been to Europe and back.I was able to tag along with Colleen, as I often do, when … more
President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas quietly approved a plan to complete a section of the border wall near Yuma, Arizona, filling four major gaps in … more
Americans United for Life ranks Arkansas as the No. 1 pro-life state in the nation, and today I’d like to talk about a few of the organizations and people that give meaning to that … more
LITTLE ROCK – When it meets in special session the legislature will consider a $50 million grant program for school safety measures.The governor proposed making grants available for schools … more
My father is turning 89 this week and he’s getting especially sentimental of late.The other day, from his hospital bed, he said he hoped he’d been a good father. He said these words with … more
According to the National Gardening Association, the number of households growing their own vegetables, fruit and other foods has tripled since 2008.(Coincidentally, the number of households stocking … more
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