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I have two older sisters. Our parents deemed me “the talented one.” I took music and dance lessons. My middle sister was “the smart one.” She was a certified SCUBA diver as a teen and a member of the Junior Zoologists Club. My eldest sister was “the pretty one.” She took modeling lessons and…

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When I was growing up, and had occasion to be featured in the newspaper, the clipping would undoubtedly find it’s way to the refrigerator and eventually a memory book of some sort.

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Omicron spreads. The media say, “Governments must act!”

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If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated.

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In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing.

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Decades ago, it was easy to talk about “the promise of America,” as historians and boosters did regularly, and have most people understand what you meant. These days, I worry they’d look at you as if you’d taken leave of your senses.

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The omicron variant of COVID-19 has surged to the point that many school districts are back to remote learning. When the transition was announced in my son’s school, I felt a rush of relief. Though he’s fully vaccinated, I knew he would be safer at home from the highly infectious omicron var…

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In the wild pioneer days of Arkansas in the late 1800s, tragedy was common and families could easily be torn apart by a sudden twist of fate. The most vulnerable in society, the children, were so often left behind in the wake of personal disasters as very few resources or organizations exist…

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I shared a quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on my social media platforms this week from his book “Stride Toward Freedom” (1957): “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

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Glenn Youngkin recently was elected Virginia’s governor partly because he promised to ban teaching of CRT.

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‘The next few days ... will mark a turning point in this nation’s history,” said President Joe Biden in his Atlanta speech to reframe the debate in Congress on voting rights legislation and the filibuster.

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Dorris Alexander Brown, known as “Dee” to his friends, grew up surrounded by adventure, tragedy, and incredible tales.

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My son could not wait to see the new Disney movie “Encanto.” We saw it in the theatre on Thanksgiving Day and then bought the soundtrack and counted down the days until it was released on Disney+ so we could watch it again. As any parent can imagine, I have now seen the movie several times a…

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After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Warsaw Pact dissolved, the breakup of the USSR began. But the dissolution did not stop with the 14 Soviet “republics” declaring their independence of Moscow.

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Who would you rather hang with, Bruce Springsteen or Barack Obama? Luckily, you don’t have to choose, because Bruce and Barack have a bestselling book, “Renegades,” out, based on podcast conversations. Maybe it was under your Christmas tree.

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January is known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It is a time for us to educate ourselves about human trafficking and learn to spot the signs of trafficking.

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Independents are now America’s largest group of voters.

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A child in the ‘60s, when the world was turning fast, I loved the upbeat ‘90s’ carbonated peace and prosperity. But the 2020s are a bitter brew of COVID-19 and poison politics choking us.

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While I never left Northeast Arkansas, taking the position of regional editor for Paxton Media definitely feels like a homecoming of sorts.

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The year was 2008, and after contending with a snowstorm I finally made it to the airport for my flight. Work had scheduled me for compliance training in Nashville, Tennessee, and I wanted to spend some time with my guitar while I was there.

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‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson. “And sore must be the storm / That could abash the little Bird / That kept so many warm.”

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With a $1 trillion infrastructure package on the books and the Biden administration’s $1.8 trillion “Build Back Better” measure preoccupying the Senate after passing the House, government spending is very much on Americans’ minds. In public meetings, I frequently hear people say that governm…

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When I came to Paragould on June 21, 1995, I wasn’t looking for a job as a journalist. I wasn’t even looking for a job as a newsman.

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With the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the world celebrates a moral giant who helped lead South Africa toward freedom and battled injustice everywhere he found it. Archbishop Tutu died Sunday in Cape Town. He was 90.

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On New Year’s Eve, when I was a kid, at the stroke of midnight we would run outside and bang pots and pans with a wooden spoon to ring in the new year. Those were the modest homemade noisemakers of our small Kentucky town. As a teen, I would dream of being among the crowd in New York City wh…

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It’s the season for giving.

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When people criticize Dr. Anthony Fauci, he says: “They’re really criticizing science. Because I represent science.”

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It’s been nearly a year since a mob, incited by President Donald Trump’s lies of widespread voter fraud, attacked the U.S. Capitol hoping to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote and deny Joe Biden the presidency he legitimately won.

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