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Presidents Day: It's time our nation brought back respect for the office

Published Feb. 20 2017

Today is Presidents Day.

The Dodd-Frank Act hasn't hurt business

Published Feb. 20 2017

The Dodd-Frank Act was put in place after the Great Recession that began in 2008. The idea was to curb...

Washington has always been notoriously leaky

Published Feb. 20 2017

His national security adviser had to resign after falsely denying secret talks with Russia. His White House aides splintered into...

Grave Offense: Hard cemetery work perfect punishment for vandals

Published Feb. 19 2017

Just what kind of person would do such a thing?

Half marathon has a whole lot going for it

Published Feb. 19 2017

Watch out for runners this morning. They'll be racing all around town.

A SOULFUL OFFERING: In compact cars, Soul gets to heart of the matter

Published Feb. 19 2017

Put simply, the Kia Soul is the best compact car on planet Earth.

Porsche's new Panamera Turbo delivers plush power

Published Feb. 19 2017

Porsche's restyled Panamera is either the world's sportiest luxury car or the world's most luxurious sports car.

Ducati zooms into adventure with Enduro

Published Feb. 19 2017

It has been my good fortune to ride a number of modern Ducati motorcycles. They're all terrific.

2017 Kia Niro is most affordable hybrid SUV

Published Feb. 19 2017

Kia's newest vehicle, the 2017 Niro, is the lowest-priced, gasoline-electric hybrid SUV on the market and is rated as high...

The dismal science?

Published Feb. 19 2017

In the mid-19th century, historian Thomas Carlyle labeled economics as the "dismal science." As a professor of economics, I have...

Visiting President Trump? Good luck

Published Feb. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Dear foreign leader,

Results, not rhetoric what matter with Mexico

Published Feb. 19 2017

When two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet visit Mexico in the week ahead, the issue of immigration may dominate...

Trump sides with sheriffs on their racket

Published Feb. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—The technique has been called (by this columnist) "immunity through profusion." By keeping the molten lava of falsehoods flowing, the...

Crime Pays?: State should pass bill banning pensions for public officials convicted of felonies

Published Feb. 18 2017

Back in 2003, former Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Dan Morales pleaded guilty to a felony charge of altering...

Cheers & Jeers

Published Feb. 18 2017

Cheers & Jeers for Feb. 18, 2017

Mean senators didn't silence little lady

Published Feb. 18 2017

Apparently, the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-nominee Jefferson Beauregard Sessions had nothing to do with Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. To listen...

Charting a new course on education

Published Feb. 18 2017

American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable....

Online Levy: Should states charge sales tax on Internet purchases?

Published Feb. 17 2017

On March 1, residents of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming will join those in 38 other states—including Texas—and the District of...

Arkansas Freedom of Information Act marks 50 years

Published Feb. 17 2017

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Obama gave us some very good lessons on autocracy

Published Feb. 17 2017

An Atlantic magazine article by Washington journalist David Frum frets about a coming autocracy engineered by President Donald Trump, and...

Shock-and-awe migrant crackdown requires plan

Published Feb. 17 2017

If President Donald Trump truly wants to conduct mass arrests and deportations of undocumented migrants in this country, there's little...

Bobby Ferguson: Longtime mayor was engaging, effective

Published Feb. 16 2017

Bobby Ferguson loved politics. He loved Texarkana. And he was a big presence in both.

Flynn fiasco will be test of Trump's judgment

Published Feb. 16 2017

Michael Flynn had everything President Donald Trump was looking for in a senior White House national security adviser.