Your flight is delayed? Blame your government.
The White House is touting President Biden’s U.S. military budget for fiscal 2024 as a record, and Mr. Biden is betting busy Americans won’t look past the headlines. The truth is that he’s asking for a real defense cut, even as the U.S. is waking up late to a world of new threats.
House members will now be taking an extended recess. When the House reconvenes on March 27, members will be addressing public safety legislation, constitutional amendments, and the budget.
Not so long ago, book burnings were considered a festive group activity by assorted right-wing zealots. Today, though, burning seems so old-fashioned and, well ... crude.
Because March is Women’s History Month, I wanted to share some important female firsts to recognize the unique challenges women have faced in our history.
Over last weekend, the United States suffered the second- and third-largest bank failures in the country’s history. This wasn’t supposed to happen. A slew of protections were put in place after the financial crisis 15 years ago to prevent a repeat of big banks collapsing and nearly taking do…
I spent a day in family court earlier this month to observe and learn about what families and children in crisis face in my community. I watched as an eldest sister accepted custody of her six younger siblings, a foster family moved forward with adoption proceedings and one father got custod…
‘I have no respect for the passion of equality,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of America’s great jurists, once declared, “which seems to me merely idealizing envy.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine did not catch the West’s intelligence agencies unaware. But no one in Washington or Europe anticipated the scale at which they would need to provide Kyiv with arms and munitions. That’s an increasing challenge for NATO and other countries rightly determined to pr…
The 118th Congress has already provided multiple opportunities to roll back proposed or recently enacted rules, regulations and legislation that is bad for Arkansas and our country.
Some people are fortunate enough to have lives that are a front-seat to history. Respected University of Arkansas law professor Albert Witte was one such man.
He seems to have abandoned “Jim Crow 2.0,” but that was the extent of the nuance in President Biden’s political remarks Sunday [March 5] in Selma, Ala. He was there to commemorate the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 brutality against a civil-rights march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.…
I am by no means a perfect parent, but I have three kids ages 27, 22 and 7 years old. I swear the youngest gives me side-eye that says, “Get it right this time.” I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I’m sure I’ll make many more. But I’ve also learned a lot along the way, and some things I know for sure.
Many well known movie stars and film makers have been born and/or raised throughout Arkansas. Here are some with ties that have captured the elusive attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Many of today’s right-wing governors and state legislators have a problem. By constantly pushing an extremist ideological agenda of nonsense about nutty conspiracy theories – while imposing autocratic laws to ban everything from voting to library books – they’ve become widely ridiculed as so…
A couple of decades ago, I wrote a book in which I talked about what it takes to be a good citizen in a representative democracy like ours. I thought the principles I laid out were timeless, but I recently reread them and boy, they seem a lot less clear-cut now.
‘Votes for Women!” was a showdown between Alice Paul, 28, versus Woodrow Wilson, 56, which opened with a colorful Washington parade on March 3, 1913, with thousands of women from all over the nation.
For at least the last 20 years, politicians in Washington, at the behest of green energy groups, have spent some $100 billion of taxpayer money to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How is that going for us so far?
Military service is a family affair. There is a lot asked of loved ones of who serve alongside the men and women who wear our nation’s uniform. They move away from family and friends to support our country’s readiness at home, during deployments and amid mission transitions. These families n…
Housing prices are falling after surging 40 percent during the pandemic. This should help buyers frozen out of the market by rising mortgage rates. So why is the Biden Administration seeking to support prices by increasing the government housing subsidy?
Last week marked 40 years since my mom died. Grief works in curious ways and comes in waves long after a loved one has passed. It shows up in unexpected ways. This year, for me, it showed up in my son’s face.
Arkansas has produced many gifted athletes for many different sports. Several Arkansans have become Hall of Fame players for Major League Baseball. Among these baseball greats was George Kell.
‘Slava Ukraini” is heard in the halls and streets here, especially when President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave a ringing speech to Congress before Christmas. That was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s crowning act before she gave up the gavel.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker aptly condemned Republican attacks recently on schools, libraries and learning itself as an attack on American values. “It’s an ideological battle by the right wing, hiding behind a claim that they would protect our children,” the Democratic governor said during h…
Before President Joe Biden entered the White House, he consulted with several prominent historians about how to be a great commander in chief. Their answer: Grow government. Spend, spend, spend. Don’t worry about blowing up the debt.
No one needs another outrage to worry about, but here’s one that could literally be your last worry: Our hospitals are killing us.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the pinnacle of the American judicial system, so one might assume that justices on the highest court in the land would be held to the highest possible ethical standards. In fact, they are exempt from a code of conduct that applies to other federal judges, though Chi…
I spend a great deal of my time on the road when I’m home in Arkansas. As a firm believer that the best ideas come from the ground up, I make it a priority to stay in constant contact with community leaders across our state. These visits provide me with plenty of ideas and perspective to bri…
When my son was in preschool, he had two best buddies who were siblings. One boy. One girl. One day my son told me, "When I grow up, I'm going to marry either Charlotte or Tucker." My response? "Well, you have a while to figure that out, but I'm glad you love both of your friends so much."
I was just 13 years old when Jimmy Carter was elected president in 1976, but I can tell you there were a lot of adults worn out and fed up with the national political environment by that time after dealing with assassinations, social upheaval, Vietnam, and the Watergate scandal.
Vladimir Putin has thrown 97 percent of his army into Ukraine, U.K. officials said last week, and the Russian dictator is betting he can grind down the West’s will to resist. So it’s good news NATO members are rethinking their current defense commitments.
In the pantheon of political attacks on sitting legislators, probably none is more damaging than the charge that they’ve lost touch with the people back home. If they’re in Congress, it’s usually couched as having caught “Potomac Fever”; in a state legislature, that they don’t care about the…
The federal government can be difficult to maneuver, and it can be especially frustrating when trying to get help in a hurry. The good news is my staff and I here to help. We have been recognized for outstanding constituent service and routinely help thousands of Arkansans navigate federal a…
Good on you, Joe Biden. You warmed the American presidency as we’ve known it lately, by visiting Ukraine in the winter of war.
For generations, the Lone Ranger has charged the imaginations of millions around the world with tales of western adventure and the pursuit of justice. But a number of historians now believe that the Lone Ranger was possibly based on a real person, an escaped Texas slave turned U.S. Marshal n…
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