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Holiday gift-giving for NEA newsmakers

I've got the gray hair, and I'm working on the bowl full of jelly, but I'll never have a beard like Santa — or his ability to deliver gifts to millions of children around the world each year on Christmas Eve. But if I could, I'd take my list of all the. . .

The fury of the establishment

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington Establishment produces even greater anger. The Establishment's full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of th. . .

These three are my Arkansans of the Year

In American democracy, the gap between what is and what should be is often wide. But sometimes the ideal and the real converge, and when they do, it's a beautiful thing. Such was the case in the Little Rock mayor's race. At a time when so many elections are a. . .

Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush

In recent days, many have sought to contrast President Donald Trump with President George H.W. Bush. But there is one area where Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush — and not in a good way. His response to the murder and dismemberment of. . .

Republicans failed to govern; Dems have chance to succeed

This week was a vivid demonstration of the inability of conservatives to deliver results after the great populist revolts in 2016 in Britain and America. And it showed that there is a golden opportunity for liberals in both countries to tackle the public concerns. . .

Bringing due process back to sex assault accusations

The feminists have incessantly fought for more rights for the female accuser since the sexual revolution of the 1960s. They have won victory after victory that has increased the dominance of females on university campuses. Currently, males have realized that. . .

What lied behind the malaise of the West?

Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West? With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen. . .

Clinton tormenters give Trump a pass

No one, least of all Donald Trump, should be surprised when sex puts him in mortal jeopardy, which seemed to be the case last week when his personal lawyer pleaded guilty to violating the law by arranging $280,000 in hush payments to a porn actress and a Playboy. . .

Archie Bunker's dream of a 'White Christmas'

"The purpose of college is to keep the kids from becoming Archie Bunker," I once had an English professor tell me. Archie Bunker, you might remember, was Carroll O'Connor's intellectually backward character from the '70s hit show "All in the Family." I like to. . .

There's no such thing as acceptable racism

How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) "The world could get by just. . .

Failure to release crime reports puts community at risk

Crime is happening in your neighborhood, and you likely know nothing about it. Why? Because the Jonesboro Police Department isn't releasing many of the crime reports it generates from calls all across our city. You may have heard something second or third hand. . .