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Jessica Williams' light must continue to shine

It's impossible to imagine the depth of pain and sorrow in learning your precious child has been kidnapped, raped and murdered, thrown off a bridge into a drainage ditch and left for dead. It's even harder to image that the man responsible for raping your. . .

Will Trump embrace new high-tech weapons to counter Russia, China?

The Pentagon has begun briefing key allies on plans for advanced weapons technologies aimed at offsetting Russian and Chinese military gains. But the next round of these discussions is on hold awaiting approval of the programs by the Trump administration. Deputy. . .

Unrelenting John Bolton for secretary of state

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who. . .

After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over

Twenty-five years ago � December 1991 � communism died, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union disappeared. It was the largest breakup of an empire in modern history and not a shot was fired. It was an event of biblical proportions that my generation thought. . .

No tears for the death of Fidel Castro

Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge � and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either. With news of Fidel Castro's death Friday � finalmente � world leaders began offering eulogies, some of which were so vapid or willfully. . .

Recount not justified

I oppose the recount. There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised money to do. The first is in the event of error or fraud, but there is no evidence thereof in the 2016. . .

Cuba in the market for rice, new ideas

Fidel Castro is dead. How does that affect people in Arkansas? Maybe a lot, especially if they work in the rice industry or are elected to represent people who do. Cuba's 11 million people import 400,000 tons of rice each year, mostly from Vietnam, which means. . .