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Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope alive!” when he spoke, and he did so that time. The audience picked it up as a chant. “Keep hope alive!” the…

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The House Jan. 6 Committee reportedly decided to rush Cassidy Hutchinson’s public testimony out of concern for her personal safety. They have good reason to worry. Consider what Brad Raffensperger, Rusty Bowers, Shaye Moss, Ruby Freeman and too many others to list have been subjected to. Rus…

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While our doctors, nurses and technicians are among the best in the world, our health care system itself is not even designed for care, but for the constant expansion of profits for insurance giants, drugmakers, hospital chains, system managers, financiers and other voracious components of t…

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Over one last cup of coffee in Athens, Greece, it became clear they’ve gone too far. The shameless Supreme Court will pay for these days of taking constitutional rights away from women and girls.

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Fifteen Republicans in the Senate and 14 in the House joined with congressional Democrats last week to break more than 25 years of inaction on gun safety. That these Republicans, many of whom had ratings of A or A-plus from the National Rifle Association, defied the gun lobby with their supp…

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Ham Moses grew up in a time when Arkansas was still mostly farms untouched by the modern world. Because of his ambition both behind the scenes and in public, he helped usher in the modern age of industrialization for the state.

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Joe Biden has become America’s “it’s not my fault” president. Whether it’s the inflation, the border, the crime, the gas prices, the Afghanistan exit fiasco or the stock market collapse, Biden has become an expert at pointing the finger at someone else.

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What happened to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Apparently, it was tossed in the dustbin with many other tenets conferred upon Americans during the infancy and creation of this Republic.

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If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, you may be interested in a new program launched last week.

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The pandemic really cramped our vacation style. We hunkered down and weathered waves of COVID-19 while awaiting vaccines and effective treatment. Marketing research company One Poll surveyed American parents and found that more than half (55 percent) of families haven’t had a vacation in at …

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Jim Kaat started his major league career as a left-handed pitcher with the Washington Senators in 1959 and stayed with them through their transition into the Minnesota Twins, until 1973.

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Raise your hand if you’re surprised that the trillions of dollars spent on COVID-19 relief gave way to billions of dollars in government waste, fraud and abuses. I’m not, but based on recent reporting, you might think this type of carelessness with taxpayers’ money has never before happened.…

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A pastime around our office in early 2021 was guessing when Democrats would begin to point out that President Biden was too old for the job and should pack it in. The consensus was after a drubbing in the midterm election, but congrats to the colleague (he knows who he is) who figured someti…

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In constitutional terms, America must be educated as broadly as possible “In order to form a more perfect union, establish justice ... (and) promote the general welfare.” While a high-school diploma once was enough to do that, providing a ticket out of unskilled drudge work, that diploma now…

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I operate a small business. While my day job is as a radio host for one of the most-listened-to talk stations in the country, I have my own business that takes that program and distributes it nationally. I have several people who work for me. I have a daily subscription-based email and ads o…

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I took a road trip with my high school English teacher last weekend. Sixteen-year-old me got a big kick out of it. I was not a good student, but I’ve always loved to write. If I missed a homework assignment it was likely because I thought writing in my journal was a better use of my time. I …

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Watergate, whose 50th anniversary is upon us, is remembered for the question: “What did the president know and when did he know it?” But in our age of post-truth politics, the question loses its punch. The Jan. 6 committee devoted the second of its public hearings to demonstrating beyond dou…

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President Joe Biden recently flew off to Taiwan to assure our allies there that he will fight for them. And a couple of weeks later he was winging off to Saudi Arabia, intending to “repair ties” with that repressive monarchy.

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The ebbs and flows of the war in Ukraine still manage to command headlines these days, even if it’s without the intensity of previous months. But for all the attention to the battles and maneuvering on the ground, the issue that keeps US policy makers up at night shows up only infrequently: …

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The American flag has featured 50 stars since 1959, when Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union. That means over six decades have passed since the United States last expanded, which was well after Arkansas was admitted as the 25th state.

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Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill that Congress is considering. The LJSA is a we…

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It’s one of those social media posts that is designed to sway political opinion by using a credible, authoritative source to let us know what’s REALLY going on.

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The aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is not the time one would usually turn to a humor site, and yet, The Onion had an insightful take on Uvalde. The headline: “’No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” And here’s the kicker: The Onion has run pieces with…

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Writer’s block can come in many forms. Sometimes when you have a specific topic to write about, but can’t seem to form the words, no other words will come either.

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The back-to-back massacres at a Buffalo grocery store and a Texas elementary school have brought into sharp focus the disparity in federal gun law that forbids people younger than 18 from buying handguns but allows them to purchase semiautomatic rifles. That someone too young to buy alcohol …

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