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Sixth grade journalists produce first newspaper

You may recall a column I wrote in September about visiting a sixth-grade class at Nettleton STEAM to talk to a small group of 11-year-olds who supposedly wanted to start a school newspaper. Most youngsters these days have their eyeballs fixed to their cellphone. . .

Bring your IDs to vote on IDs

One of the issues on which you'll be voting this election will be the act of voting itself. Issue 2, referred by the Arkansas Legislature in 2017, would enshrine in the Constitution a requirement for voters to show a photo ID at the ballot box. Yes, you already. . .

Dem's Kavanaugh smear sunk their Senate chances

Just a few weeks ago, analysts thought that control of the U.S. Senate was in play this November and that momentum was shifting to the Democrats. Thanks to their brutal campaign of character assassination against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, those chances appear. . .

Too many lives hinge on high drug prices

The angry protests around the 2016 Mylan EpiPen scandal brought into sharp focus the perils for patients when the price of a life-saving drug spikes precipitously, with little or no forewarning, and no ready alternative. As a Type 1 diabetic who has been dealing...

Caravan puts Trump legacy on the line

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Understandably so, for this is the most. . .

23 and MeToo

Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap � maybe. After two and a half years of being mocked by Donald Trump as "Pocahontas," referring to the Massachusetts Democrat's claim that she's part. . .

A brooding crown prince searches for a scapegoat

Inside his royal place in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman is said to have alternated between dark brooding and rampaging anger in the days after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, as the crown prince looked for someone to blame for what Turkish officials have said was a. . .