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Opinion Editorials

Arkansas senator takes floor to honor Jay Dickey

Published Apr. 28 2017

I come to the floor today to honor the memory of former Congressman Jay Dickey, who passed on April 20....

Disorganized presidency makes for mixed 100 days

Published Apr. 28 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic response to the Great Depression created the concept of the first 100 days by enacting an...

Drawbacks outweigh value of capital punishment

Published Apr. 27 2017

A few weeks back Arkansas put itself in the cross-hairs when the state announced it planned to execute eight condemned...

Don't criticize immigration officials; criticize the policy

Published Apr. 27 2017

Some government officials are being condemned by millions of Americans for a strange reason: They are enforcing the law.

Will France elect a Gallic version of Barack Obama?

Published Apr. 27 2017

WASHINGTON—The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others' political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and...

And crank up sexist speculation in 3, 2, 1

Published Apr. 26 2017

It didn't take long for the Serena Williams pregnancy glow to get overshadowed by the typical mess of speculation we...

Democrats have to stop the infighting

Published Apr. 26 2017

After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot...

The uniformed police vs. the PC police

Published Apr. 26 2017

As is almost always the case, signs of trouble preceded the latest shooting in Paris, which left one police officer...

Royal role model: A prince's forthright stance

Published Apr. 24 2017

Britain's Prince Harry did himself a world of good by seeking professional help for psychological problems stemming from the 1997...

A quick refresher course on our esteemed leader

Published Apr. 24 2017

WASHINGTON—You'd think with 24/7 exposure to everything Donald Trump, we'd know all about him. But here are a few fun...

We've been faking each other out for a while

Published Apr. 23 2017

People ask me all the time about fake news.

Ford Raptor: New truck less bird of prey, more ball of energy

Published Apr. 22 2017

BOISE D'ARC CREEK, Ark.—Raptor? Ford's second iteration of its "purpose built" F-150 neither flutters nor flits nor flies like a...

Porsche adds turbo to sporty 2017 Targa

Published Apr. 22 2017

There are weeks when I lose interest in driving, and there are cars that restore my interest. This was one...

Ioniq delivers the unexpected: Good-looking hybrid

Published Apr. 22 2017

In 2011, there were 35 hybrid and electric vehicle models on the market. Today, there are 59, an increase of...

Trump, the 'Oh, never mind' president

Published Apr. 22 2017

WASHINGTON—In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders...

Maybe a China deal to remember?

Published Apr. 22 2017

It's tricky and scary, this business of trying to get North Korea's tyrannical regime to give up its nuclear ambitions....

Pricing a government shutdown and more legislative stalemates

Published Apr. 22 2017

One hundred days, as arbitrary as that number may be, have traditionally constituted the first grading period for a new...

Cheers & Jeers

Published Apr. 22 2017

Cheers & Jeers for April 22, 2017

Saber rattling, then pivot on Pyongyang?

Published Apr. 22 2017

It wasn't particularly graceful. It wasn't easy on the nerves. But it's just possible that the Trump administration has executed...

What comes next with North Korea?

Published Apr. 22 2017

There was a moment at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's White House briefing Monday that was significant. Asked by a reporter...

Is President Trump really clever or just really lost?

Published Apr. 21 2017

There seem to be a fair number of people these days loudly complaining that the unpredictable presidential candidate named Donald...

Bernie Sanders moves into left's leadership vacuum

Published Apr. 21 2017

The 2016 presidential nominating race was barely over, and already Bernie Sanders was looking ahead.

Trump's privacy problem

Published Apr. 20 2017

Accountability should be regarded as more than a buzz word.