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When I met my husband, Felipe, he seemed to sum up my biggest life lesson with his mere existence. The circumstances surrounding his position in my path forced me to come to terms with abandonment issues I’d been avoiding for a long time.

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Journalists don’t cry. It’s in the code of conduct. Yet tears welled in my eyes in the House press gallery when Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her farewell speech as Speaker, though she will stay on in Congress.

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With all that is going on in our nation, it is understandable if you have not been paying attention to what is going on in Iran. However, it is something worth our attention. Suffice to say that back in September, a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died in custody of the morality police f…

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The 2022 midterm elections were, by any objective measure, tremendously disappointing for Republicans. As has already been discussed ad nauseam, the “red wave” that so many – yours truly included – had predicted simply did not materialize. The reasons for that are numerous; no one individual…

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If you followed this year’s elections, at some point the question probably occurred to you: Why do people do this? The endless campaign events, the constant scrutiny … and increasingly, the very real and alarming threat of political violence. What drives someone to put up with it all?

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Did you know that more than 12% of all turkeys produced in the United States are raised right here in Arkansas? Arkansas produces 27 million turkeys per year and ranks third in the nation in turkeys raised.

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A flat, smooth trail runs alongside the Rio Grande, which is mostly dry at this time of the year. The trail can be part of a longer loop, but we rode it as an out-and-back and ended up returning with an extra passenger found along the way.

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Politicians praise electric cars. If everyone buys them, they say, solar and wind power will replace our need for oil.

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Things aren’t going well for President Biden’s student loan cancellation. On Monday the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined the $400 billion write-off, its second legal defeat in days. This is what happens when the President subverts the law for election politics.

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The country came to its senses last Tuesday, after a seven-year famine in our politics. The worst in our nature showed up in vulgar, violent and virulent former President Donald Trump.

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On Nov. 9, while flummoxed Republicans were trying to figure out why their “Red Tsunami” didn’t happen in this year’s midterm elections, a buoyant Joe Biden held a White House news conference. His goal: change the subject. After meandering about looking forward to working constructively with…

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Committees are an essential part of the legislative process. While in committee, a bill is reviewed, researched, and sometimes revised. Committee meetings also provide an opportunity for public comment.

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This article does not fit in with my traditional column, yet it does have a historical component. With the traveling Broadway production “Hadestown” currently crossing the nation, I thought I would make a few comments about the show. Most of all, I loved it. Amazing production on all levels.…

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In traffic downtown, the man next to me wanted to get over in my lane. I slowed up a little and let him in. His hand went out the window, and I lifted mine to return what I anticipated was an incoming obligatory thank-you wave. Instead, he extended his middle finger. This threw me off until …

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Funds are now available from the settlement of a massive lawsuit against opioid distributors, and will be awarded to projects that have demonstrated effectiveness in combating the abuse of painkillers.

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There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition. That is the enduring lesson of the 2022 midterms, as it is every election. And, though the results will be overinterpreted by pundits, and partisans will have all their priors confirmed, i…

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The Good: We have divided government. Since Democrats no longer control Congress, they can’t bankrupt America quite so fast!

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Hattie Caraway was not going to stay quiet. Her husband dead only a few months and already having had to fight an election to keep his seat in the United States Senate, the nation’s only woman Senator was determined not to be ignored and pushed aside.

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The Labor Department reported Friday that the economy created 261,000 new jobs in October, which beat Wall Street’s expectations. Upward revisions for September added to the evidence that the job market is holding up despite rising interest rates.

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Arkansas is home to more than 222,000 veterans. That equals close to 10 percent of our adult population.

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Harry Truman said: “No man should be president who doesn’t understand hogs.” The problem with our recent presidents, however, is that, while they certainly don’t know pig stuff about the four-legged varieties, they are expert on the care and feeding of those two-legged oinkers who are the CE…

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This year’s midterms are not shaping up to be normal elections. In an environment in which one party is gripped by skepticism and denialism about foundational democratic processes, new avenues are opening for voter intimidation and election interference – a stress test that could be a small …

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Did you know that out of the over 400,000 children and teens in foster care in the United States, over 100,000 of them are waiting to be adopted? Right now, there are 292 children in Arkansas whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated and are currently seeking a forever family.

Charles Brough, a Mississippi native and former professor at the University of Arkansas, became the 25th governor of Arkansas in 1917 in a time of change. The early 20th century was a time promising tremendous changes in the way that Americans worked and lived, and Americans were excited abo…

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In 2015 the City of Paragould approved a resolution opting the city out of all political primaries, thereby making it so all candidates would run as independents on the ballot. You have likely heard the arguments being made against the Partisan Election petition claiming, “There are no Repub…

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No matter what happens in the upcoming midterm elections, Congress should act before the end of this year to safeguard the nation from any more Trump-style attempts to overthrow the will of the voters.

Some pundits say that Democrats will win the midterms.

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