Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.” He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education Department’s annual English Language Arts test and its Mathematics Test. Sowell gives the results…

Slavery has never been more prevalent in our country. It starts with feeding the greed at the top with corporate handouts and doling out campaign dollars with both feeling the need to repay each other’s favors.

A huge thanks to Jonesboro City Council members Ann Williams and L.J. Bryant, who will sponsor an ordinance mandating face masks to be worn in public. It will go before the city council’s public safety committee and, if approved, hopefully to the city council at its July 21 meeting.

If The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ latest COVID-19 predictions are even remotely accurate, nobody will have to worry about wearing a mask in public come October.

I went to the grocery store and saw a huge barrel of hand sanitizer. I'm standing there with my mask on, being all careful. I reach to get a tube of the sanitizer, $1.79. Looks like a good price. I look to read where it came from: "MADE IN CHINA"!

While researching statistics here is what I found. The Wall Street Journal on June 2 stated that since 2015 police have killed twice as many whites as Blacks and there is no evidence of widespread racial bias.

Amendment 55, passed by Arkansas voters in 1974, 100 years after adoption of our state’s Constitution, radically reformed county government. That law was implemented through a county government code, which became effective Jan. 1, 1977.

I would very much like to know who was responsible for reconciling the accounts that the county clerk is accused of embezzling money from? If that was the county clerk's job, I can see why it was not discovered in a timely manner.

Randal Seyler's column on July 3 tells us that Gov. Asa Hutchison and Mayor Harold Perrin are both wrong and silly with their positions on a mask ordinance.

Since our city leadership is concerned about having ordinances that they can’t enforce, I would like to make some suggestions about things that should come off the city books since they apparently cannot be suitably enforced in our fair city of Jonesboro:

It is unclear when we will be on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unclear when life will go back to what we all regard as normal or even close to normal. Likely, it will be many months.

Why are our city officials doing nothing to encourage people to wear masks?

During this trying time I would like to share some of the experiences both my husband and I have encountered. It has been very humbling as well as developing an awareness of the goodness and concern of our fellow man.

Now that statues of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant and Theodore Roosevelt have been desecrated, vandalized, toppled and smashed, it appears Woodrow Wilson's time has come.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson started his Wednesday press conference with a football in one hand and a mask in the other. His message was clear. You want the first? Wear the second.

It’s a sad and disturbing day when the Craighead County clerk is arrested, jailed and charged with stealing nearly $1.6 million in taxpayer funds.

America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease and battle. But most of all, it is a story of the trials, triumphs and tribulations of life.

Sen. Tom Cotton’s re-election chances are so certain that he’s already running campaign ads in other states in apparent preparation for the 2024 presidential race. The latest is an ad attacking Joe Biden appearing online in Minnesota. It ends with a photo of Cotton in combat gear and him say…

If you believe that voting by mail is a good idea, let me tell you about my mail delivery.

According to a recent Associated Press article, Arkansas has experienced a 230 percent rise in coronavirus cases and a 170 percent rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations since Memorial Day.

Two weeks ago, I took my dog for a walk along the shaded sidewalk of Church Street. On my return, I tripped, fell hard and landed on my elbow and palms of both hands! I am 66 years old, small-structured, silver-headed, had three left knee replacements, needing other knee done, have rheumatoi…

The Road Not Taken is a poem by Robert Frost, at the end the poet says, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference.”

In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state.

Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life.

Trump is on a losing streak. And it is changing his strategy.

As a longtime resident of the District of Columbia, I resent U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s snarky diatribe against D.C. citizens’ honorable search for statehood.

Coronavirus is not the only virus affecting Northeast Arkansas. There are a couple other deadly viruses growing in our midst. One, I call the "I-Will-Pop-A-Cap-In-Your-Backside virus," and the other I call the "I-Will-Leave-My-Guns-In-My-Vehicle virus."

City and state officials in Columbia, S.C., frustrated by locals who dare not don a mask despite the state’s inglorious designation as a coronavirus hotspot, are dusting off an old standard – shame.

A regular columnist for The Jonesboro Sun recently stole the words right out of my mouth, "... a society whose history is hated by millions of its members will not survive."

Toilet paper, disinfectant and hand sanitizer hoarding in April apparently paid off for Jonesboro and Craighead County as sales tax revenues came in higher this month than officials expected.

Mississippi will have to make a decision about its flag because of pressure from inside and out, and then we’ll have to see what that means for Arkansas.

A petition to change the name on a building at Harding University stirred some emotions this week and brought the national wave of history hysteria to Searcy.

It’s hard to know how many people have died from COVID-19, but we can get an accurate count of how many people have died of something. And based on that number, it appears this pandemic has been worse than we thought. The good news is, nationally, we passed the peak of this first wave back i…