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Analysis: Indictment may hasten demise of Arkansas pork

LITTLE ROCK — A former Arkansas lawmaker's admission to arranging kickbacks from government money earmarked for economic development is the latest black eye for a fund that the Legislature once eyed as a way to pay for vital projects back home. It also may. . .

The time has come to say goodbye to Obama. Godspeed, brother. You did us proud.

Dear Mr. President: "Barack Obama is not Jesus." Those were the first words of the first column I ever wrote about you — a poke in the eye to Democrats who were singing rhapsodic hosannas about a certain highly regarded young senator. "Yes," I griped, "he. . .

The electoral process is best for our nation

The United State is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. The founders of our nation definitely understood that past democracies, dating back to the golden age of Greece, were unstable and prone to radical changes in the direction of the nation. It is for. . .

Teachers shouldn't have to bear charity burden

It's a sad commentary on the state of public education when teachers have to spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each school year to purchase items for their classrooms and students. If schools can afford to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on new. . .

Let voters choose on road taxes

This may be true — Arkansans believe the state's highways need work, and many are willing to pay to improve them, but not at the pump. That's based on a recent poll of 800 Arkansans by the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation. Ninety percent said the state's highways. . .

Not so Golden Globes

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she. . .

Watching Trump interactions like slow-motion train wreck

They say a conductor can see a looming train wreck from a mile away, and it's true. A stalled truck sits on the tracks. The conductor sees the trouble 5,000 feet ahead of him. He takes all the necessary precautions. Emergency brakes, check. Loud horn, check.. . .

To protect democracy, root out truth on Russia

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," mutters Marcellus as ghosts and mad spirits haunt Elsinore Castle in the first act of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." After this past week of salacious leaks about foreign espionage plots and indignant denials, people must. . .