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Has the day of the nationalists come?

A week from today, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has risen within their countries and on their continent. For all the returns will be in from three days of elections in the 28 nations represented in the European. . .

Let's put Arkansas first

Just about every farm operation in just about every county in Arkansas deals with uncertainty and tough times. It comes with the territory. But what isn't acceptable to my farm or my family, is U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Rick Crawford promoting a trade war...

The missing option in American politics

In a country that spans a continent, in a party that produced Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, there is still no serious political challenge to the ideological supremacy of a corrupt, deeply prejudiced conman who cares nothing for democratic traditions,...

Orban is offensive in the present tense, but offends the past as well

Donald Trump serves up a daily smorgasbord of offenses. He lies with almost every breath. He promulgates policy by inane tweet. He hires on a whim, fires out of pique and runs through the federal government spreading chaos and confusion as a fairy might spread. . .

Socialist promises

Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic. . .

It's Team Jonesboro's turn to convince council, voters

Does Jonesboro need improvements in public safety and recreational projects? Certainly. Do Jonesboro residents want to pay a one-cent sales tax for 12 years to fund those improvements? We shall see. Team Jonesboro, a private group whose public faces currentl. . .

Bats in the belfry

When author Mark Childress penned "Crazy in Alabama," he wasn't just whistling Dixie. "I haven't been quoted this much since Roy Moore," Childress recently told me, referring to last week's coverage of Alabama's passage of a law banning abortion in nearly all. . .

The pro-lifemovement's moment

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures � the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative v. . .