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Many pro choice activists say you should not get married or have children till the situation is "perfect."

It’s a shame about the library. Parents no longer trust that their children are safe to roam the shelves! But the reason is not that the library is unsafe; it’s that religiously and politically motivated activists are furious that other sexual orientations and religions are represented.

Reputations are built over years of work. But one act can destroy that reputation forever. Judge Andrew Scott, an early territorial judge, saw a promising career fall apart as he became the epicenter of controversies that ultimately left a fellow judge and a legislator dead.

Every alderman - regardless of voting method or ward - is always beholden to every resident of the city, but no single alderman can fully know and balance every need in the city. Wards are not interchangeable. The ward with the most residential neighborhoods has different needs and requests …

Having just watched a Supreme Court nominee supported by a comfortable majority of Americans draw just three Republican votes in the Senate, you could be forgiven for thinking bipartisanship in Congress is a thing of the past. And in the case of Supreme Court nominees, you’d be right: The la…

If voters want a say in who governs them at the county and state levels, in many parts of Arkansas they probably should vote in the Republican primaries even if they aren’t Republicans.

Last week, sources leaked to The New York Times that, in Ukraine’s targeting and killing of Russian generals and the sinking of Russia’s Black Sea flagship, the Moskva, U.S. intelligence played an indispensable role.

Employment is the broadest economic indicator at the state level. State economic development officials like to cite job gains from individual projects. But a closer look reveals that Arkansas has an employment gap and is trailing national averages.

With recent changes at the Jonesboro Sun, perhaps new management will conduct a post-mortem on its reporting of the city council's vote on behalf of a special interest, the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions (A&P) Commission. It's time for management, or ownership, to demand the Sun …

Even as a teenage mother, abortion was never my consideration. I was grounded in my decision that my lack of responsibility would not be redeemed by aborting a new responsibility. But did you catch that it was my decision?

Bush (1), Bush (2) and Trump. If you voted for these three, you voted for the Roe v. Wade law that the Supreme Court is now overturning. Bush 1 & 2 each placed a Supreme Court member. Trump placed 3. All 5 have now voted for the destruction of health care for millions of American women o…

You see it when you buy necessities; everything costs more and costs are increasing. Your purchasing power’s declining – your earnings aren’t increasing as fast as the cost of necessities; you can’t buy as much. Manufacturing is declining; the economy is weakening.

The biggest question in Arkansas politics during this May primary season is whether its quiet senator will avoid a runoff against one of his more outspoken opponents. Looking at the latest poll numbers, it seems likely – not certain, but likely – he will.

‘My goal in life is to make people laugh,” once remarked Arkansan Reece “Goose” Tatum. As the “clown prince of basketball” and part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Tatum brought laughter to millions.

While the May elections in Arkansas usually allow the parties to select nominees for various offices and voters to select judges and prosecutors on a nonpartisan basis, this year Jonesboro citizens will face an important ballot issue. If passed, it would change how they elect City Council members.

Concerns over wealth and income inequality have been with us for centuries. Arthur Young, an English agronomist in the 1780s, saw dire poverty in the French countryside fearing, correctly, that it would lead to political upheaval. In the early 1800’s David Ricardo predicted a rising share of…

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In a tiny corner of a large compound – composed of a greenhouse, architect’s studio, art museum and a few private offices offered to select tenants – is a carefully curated art collection depicting the Black founding families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

There’s an old joke about a fictitious poll taker who asked people what they thought about ignorance and apathy when it comes to politics and elections. One respondent said, “I don’t know, and I don’t care.”

During spring break this year, I got a chance to travel to D.C. to meet with my House representative, Rick Crawford. The staffer who interviewed me was attentive and took notes, and we made small talk about his own family of teachers. I appreciated his attention, but when I was done with my …

It has been said that heroism is defined as holding on for one moment longer. A moment can save a life or change the destiny of a nation. Travis Watkins, a native Texas resident, was one such hero who took charge and held on against overwhelming odds, saving the lives of his men in the proce…

An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though the United States’ standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question where the world’s democracies would turn for leadership in the Ukraine crisis. As…

The primary elections are coming up and we have an opportunity to make a difference in the way the citizens of Jonesboro are represented. City council seats are currently city-wide elections, meaning everyone can vote for your city council representative.

There is an enormous hole in the sports programs in the public schools of Craighead County, and that hole is a swimming hole. Fortunately, that failing can be corrected soon upon the completion of the new sports center in Jonesboro, which according to all reports will include a sizable swimm…

After the British prime minister went to Ukraine and Joe Biden was asked whether he was going he said, “They won’t let me go.” During a press conference, when asked about this statement, his press secretary said, “We are not sending the president to Ukraine.”

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