‘I’d like to be remembered as a teacher who cared … as a man who tried to make a difference,” once remarked Dr. Samuel P. Massie, a noted chemistry professor and researcher. In his long and distinguished career, the native Arkansan broke barriers in science and society that truly made the wo…
Many Americans are very upset that President-elect Joe Biden will replace President Donald Trump. For most of them, it’s not that they will miss Trump’s unconventional and often unacceptable behavior. Instead, it’s that they fear that the size and scope of government will grow so fast that i…
According to Marxist theory, the first proletarian revolutions should have broken out in the most industrialized countries first. That is, the places where the workers (the supposed beneficiaries of such a revolution) had the most industrialized jobs would start the first revolution.
In January 1966 The National States Rights Party, which was a white supremacist group based in Augusta, Georgia, republished an Associated Press photo of Johnny Cash, and his wife Vivian, in their “newspaper” called The Thunderbolt.
One of the favorite tactics of Donald Trump and those who defend him is diversion. When criticized, attack the critic personally. Don’t accept fault; shift the conversation elsewhere, even if it’s false and-or unrelated.
So the electoral votes have been counted, and a different guy is supposed to take over the Oval Office in a week. And disregarding for the moment the concern of a whole lot of Americans over the validity of the votes in several states, it is now time for Congress to get down to business.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a mom of three young adults, a daughter and two sons. The oldest recently married. My youngest is finishing his last two years of college out of state. Three months ago, he met a young lady.
It’s the beginning of a new year. It’s almost the beginning of a new presidential administration, too. In theory, now is a perfect time for some resolutions: to start fresh, fix the mistakes of the past or do what we never got around to doing. In that spirit, I offer some advice to the Biden…
The events that transpired in our nation’s capital were not only shocking and unlawful, but represent a dark moment in our history that we must reckon with in the weeks to come.
You animal, you! Well, yes, we homo sapiens are animals, as dour scolds of human behavior ceaselessly point out. They reduce our existence to the nasty and brutish law of the jungle, insisting that selfishness and survival of the strongest is the natural order. The noted philosopher of anima…
The anchorwoman on the cable news network I watched Wednesday night said the mob that forced its way into the Capitol marked the first time it had been breached since the War of 1812.
Many of us read William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” in high school – and it’s still being taught. The 1954 novel depicts the gradual descent into barbaric darkness by a group of English schoolboys shipwrecked on a small, deserted island. Its portrayal of innate human depravity was hailed a…
Let me be blunt, please: Most of us ink-stained wretches in the political press corps are complete suckers for candor from politicians when speaking about themselves. Candor can truly be disarming.
There is rarely any reason to take my fellow conservatives to task. But I have to say that if Joe Biden actually becomes president on Jan. 20, the Republican Party at the national level will have only itself to blame.
They were fired, demoted or passed over in their jobs. Their lives and the well-being of their families were threatened. They faced harassment on the streets and savage attacks on social media.
While we prepare to enter a new year and begin the 2021 Regular Session, we want to take a moment to review what has been taking place at the State Capitol in 2020. Some of the work accomplished in 2020 lays the foundation for future legislation.
President Trump finally signed the Covid-19 relief bill and 2021 budget on Sunday night, but not before giving a big assist to Democratic hopes of gaining control of the Senate in the two runoff elections on Jan. 5. Current GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is left this week trying to undo…
This year brought incredible challenges. COVID-19 protocols required many of us to change the way we live and work and that meant finding a way for my staff and I to continue deliver critical help and provide answers to questions about federal agencies. Constituent service is always my top p…
The Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas submitted its report to me, and today I’d like to talk about some of the action items the members recommended.
Even in this season of giving, the announcement that MacKenzie Scott is giving $4.16 billion to hundreds of American organizations sent a powerful message. In a tsunami of philanthropy, she leapt toward fulfillment of her May 2019 pledge to donate the majority of her wealth to help others. I…
Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious “disgrace” and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly.
While Americans celebrate the holiday season, President Trump and his hardcore supporters are contemplating a turbulent final month that could make the rest of his chaotic presidency look placid. As Mr. Trump sidelines even some of his most loyal aides and allies, the few checks that remaine…
- Police make arrests for battery, child endangerment, forgery
- Court accepts pleas in drug, false report cases
- Council accepts bids, appoints committee members
- ARDOT seeking public input on widening Highway 49 in Paragould
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtual program planned
- Johnny Cash Boyhood Home opens '1968: A Folsom Redemption Exhibit'
- City joins cooperative purchasing program
- Area Basketball Roundup
- PHS Agri and JROTC buildings near completion
- COVID-19 vaccine distribution expands
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