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Trump’s incoherent 10-year budget plan

At a conference on Economic Equality held last week in Washington, D.C., I was struck by the unsolvable fiscal problem Congress is in the process of making for itself. Members from both the House and Senate repeated the administration's assertion that they would. . .

A special prosecutor for criminal leaks

Who is the real threat to the national security? Is it President Donald Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners? Or is it The Washington Post that ferreted out and...

Can Captain Trump keep control of his ship?

Back in 1951, Herman Wouk published the definitive book about the Trump administration. He set it in 1943, during the war in the Pacific, aboard a destroyer-minesweeper skippered by a paranoid man with a compulsion to blame others for his mistakes. The captain. . .

Accomplishing anything worthwhile takes effort

Most youngsters have been conditioned by the culture to believe they are entitled to anything they want. They desire it, get it and throw it away. This quick turn over of interests happens daily throughout their short existence. These children are born into a. . .

Late entry in chancellor search wows community

Kelly Damphousse (pronounced DAMFiss) was named as Arkansas State University's fifth Jonesboro campus chancellor even though he officially applied for the position only one day before three finalists among 59 applicants were announced. That said, the dean of. . .

Good luck, Mr. President?

So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ... Surely, I'm not the only one to tighten the frame around President Donald Trump's wildly ironic and ambitious foreign odyssey to promote "tolerance." Which, let's face it, would seem to be the. . .

The genius of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes was no genius, not in the league of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The founding chairman of Fox News Channel, who died last week from complications after suffering a fall, understood and respected Middle America from whence he came. When the. . .

Few avenues to derail Hutchinson's bid

He has nearly $700,000 in the bank, a strong approval rating and an electorate that has shifted solidly to the right. He also governs a state enjoying a record-low unemployment rate. For a Republican once known for his repeated failures at winning statewide. . .