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Ballot choices are worth the trouble

The unspoken question in Judge James Moody's Eastern District courtroom Monday was how much trouble should the election process undergo to accommodate candidates who aren't going to win anyway, and also to accommodate Arkansans who want to vote for them? The. . .

President Obama's truth out of Africa

It is good to be President Barack Obama these days. In the midst of a visit to Africa, including Kenya, where Republican front-runner Donald Trump has insisted Obama was born, the president seems to have been liberated by events and circumstances to speak his. . .

Debates vs. debates

When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society," remains the gold standard. Begun in 1823, The Union, in modern times, has hosted debates that have included such luminaries as Ronald Reagan and the. . .

A history lesson on U.S.-Iranian relations

So we begin another furious debate over war and peace in the Middle East, this time over the nuclear nonproliferation agreement with Iran, and it is foreordained to look and sound just like the last big one, in 2002, when we went to war with Iraq and, before that,. . .

Party dinners illustrate Arkansas’ shift

LITTLE ROCK — The back-to-back appearances in Arkansas by two of the biggest names in the 2016 presidential race — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump — illustrated how much the state's politics have shifted in recent years. But they were also a reminder of. . .

Confederate flag controversy isn’t about political correctness

The Confederate battle flag is part of my Southern heritage. In high school at Hot Springs and college at Arkansas State we waved the flag and sang "Dixie" at athletic events. My college fraternity flag looked suspiciously like the Confederate battle flag, and we. . .

Quest for justice sounds a lot more like injustice

I got an email Saturday morning from Kareem Ali notifying me of "a prayer vigil for justice" that afternoon on Haltom Street in Jonesboro to mark three years since the "murder" of Chavis Carter. The press release said members of the Carter family along with. . .

State police hard at work keeping secrets from you

Arkansas State Police brass and other state officials have decided to waste more of your money to defend a senseless new policy that's only purpose is to give police an excuse to not release public records. Earlier this week, we reported Attorney General Leslie. . .

Mainstream media squashes freedom

The United States no longer has ethical reporting of the news. The mainstream media censors the news by selecting the stories that further the progressive agenda and avoid anything that contradicts it. The majority of them believe they need to protect progressive. . .

In Uber's tracks will come more change

Uber just ran over the mayor of New York. Bill de Blasio wanted to limit the company's expansion, citing traffic and complaints from the taxi industry, which is, as the saying goes, on the wrong side of history. Uber marshaled most of the world's lobbyists and. . .

The price of fetal parts

"Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you."SEmDBarack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013 Planned Parenthood's reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After. . .

GOP's condemnation of Trump pure hypocrisy

Here's the thing about principle. Unless applied equally, it is not really principle at all. He who climbs on his moral high horse when a wrong is done to him or his, but leaves the horse stabled when an identical wrong is done to someone else, acts from. . .

Perry emerges as a responsible voice

In the early days of the 2016 Republican campaign — an unusually important period, in which the viability of the GOP is being defended against a toxic form of populism — some of the clearest leadership has emerged from an unexpected source: former Texas Gov. Rick...