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Community leaders need to study school district consolidation

A recent report in The Sun documenting school administrator salaries in Craighead County found that 13 make more than $1.5 million annually in salaries and benefits combined. That's nine superintendents and four assistant superintendents to run eight school. . .

What to do about storms to come?

American citizens in Puerto Rico are suffering, but unlike when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the victims can't drive across the border to a welcoming state like Arkansas. Texans, Floridians and others are hurting from hurricanes, too, and Californians. . .

Is war with Iran now inevitable?

With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran. Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the...

Weinstein is no liberal archetype; he's just a brute

In 2004, I wrote a column about Bill O'Reilly's alleged sexual harassment of Andrea Mackris, one of his producers. Her suit charged that O'Reilly pressured her to have telephone sex with him. Mackris had taped some of their conversations, including O'Reilly's. . .

A dearth of virtue and the death of hypocrisy

Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody's a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the point, when everyone's slurping from the same trough, who's a pig? Today, hypocrisy is the smirk on Harvey Weinstein's face. . .

Trump dealing with Iran the same as he did with business

Donald Trump is notorious in the business world for stiffing other companies when it's time to pay the bill � offering partial settlement of what he owes and proposing to negotiate the rest. Trump did a version of that Friday when he announced he will stay in. . .

Trump head, Pence tail

If a metaphor could be used for this White House, it might be a two-sided coin with President Donald Trump the head and Vice President Mike Pence the tail. The president tends toward the bombastic to get people's attention and make his points, while his vice. . .

Exploratory bid tests extent of GOP rifts

With nearly $1.2 million in the bank and a laundry list of accomplishments he's touting to Republican voters that include tax cuts and several new abortion restrictions, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at first glance should be in a comfortable position for the 2018. . .