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Ensuring The First Line Of Defense Against Waste, Fraud And Abuse

Mar 28, 2015 10:47am

When former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn served in Congress, he released an annual list of wasteful government spending. His ‘Wastebook’ outlined ridiculous projects taxpayer dollars funded. He was...

Letter Strom-Pyle

Mar 17, 2015 10:48am

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Old Watch Repairer Makes The Most Of His Time

Feb 02, 2014 6:05am

BENTONVILLE - At Overstreet’s Jewelry, Ralph Overstreet’s 97-year-old hands are still repairing watches, just as they have been doing along the town square for more than 65 years.

He works...

Could The People Write The Budget?

Jan 30, 2014 4:52pm

Would Americans be able to write the federal budget if they had the facts? Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, thinks they should be given the chance.


Saving Private Option

Jan 29, 2014 7:05am

The Arkansas General Assembly will kick off its third fiscal session in a little over a week and there is little doubt what will dominate the debate.

Committee meetings on the budget are...

College Faculty Salaries Ran At Bottom Of Southern States

Jan 28, 2014 7:05am

While Arkansas political leaders debate the future of the “private option” health-care plan, other problems go unnoticed and could be adversely affected by the outcome. One of those is highlighted...

Rushed Laws Lead To Election Glitches

Jan 26, 2014 7:05am

This year’s elections have run into a couple of snags because legislators forgot to dot some i’s and cross some t’s.

In one case, the state’s new law requiring voters to present a photo ID...

Back To Normal

Jan 24, 2014 5:23pm

In the movie “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray’s character finds himself reliving February 2 over and over. He quickly learns that he can get away with anything and throws caution to the wind only to...

The 41st Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Jan 24, 2014 1:46pm

Jan. 22 marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. This milestone is indeed a somber one for our country, but we must not be...

Election Shows GOP Shift, Private Option’s Troubles

Jan 23, 2014 7:05am

They had a state Senate election the other day in Jonesboro, the candidates spent money and campaigned, and it may not have mattered. One candidate had an “R” beside his name, and the other had a...

Cotton Contrast With Pryor On Abortion

Jan 22, 2014 7:05am

The 2014 Senate race between incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton will feature many contrasts between the candidates.

Most notably, the Cotton campaign will...

Special Election Pinpoints Problems In New Voter ID Law

Jan 21, 2014 7:05am

The special election for the vacant state Senate District 21 seat could have been quite controversial if it had been closer. Perhaps the result will at least provide state officials with a hint...

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