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Ruling won't end fight over local LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' highest court handed the LGBT community a setback when justices struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But it also opened up a larger fight over whether a state law. . .

What happened to conservative optimism?

I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don't visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from the. . .

Doing the right thing shields children from evil

In today's world, temptations are more accessible to our youth in our "anything-goes" culture. The lifestyles for most adults are harried and hectic with their careers and social activities. In addition to ever increasing material wants, there are many social. . .

Stranger than fiction: Rape defendant acquitted; deputies arrest her again

When I woke up Friday morning and saw the headline, "Ex-teacher acquitted in rape case," I couldn't believe it. Then I read the story. The jury acquitted Latasha Schoolfield of rape Thursday night after four and a half hours of deliberation because the. . .

Could Democrats become states' rights party?

People tend to think about how things work in relation to how well they're working for them. That's why some Democrats, who've won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote in two of the last five elections, want to get rid of the Electoral College, while many. . .

Is secession a solution to cultural war?

As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs. Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than...

Trump and the 'Madman Theory'

At the heart of Donald Trump's foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as. . .

Russia's global hacking efforts no 'ruse'

One of the most startling allegations in a January report by U.S. intelligence agencies about Russian hacking was this sentence: "Russia has sought to influence elections across Europe." This warning of a campaign far broader than the U.S. got little attention in. . .