Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
Southwest Times Record. July 15, 2018.
The ongoing lawsuit regarding city directors who violated the Freedom of Information Act continues, despite relatively easy ways to end the entire mess: 1. Admit you messed up. 2. Agree not to do it again. ...
Idaho voters will decide this fall whether to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, state Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Tuesday, after proponents turned in more than enough signatures to put the issue on the general-election ballot.
Mr. Denney certified the initiative, which required grassroots supporters to collect 56,192 signatures from ...
President Trump habitually calls the press “the enemy of the people” — a loathsome calumny, redolent of dictatorships, that he repeated on Sunday. If anyone is “the enemy of the people,” it is Trump himself.
While Trump clearly made a colossal mistake, throwing his intelligence agencies under the bus while standing beside the man who ordered an attack on our democracy, he likely will weather the storm — at least this time.
The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who was booted from the military after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship.
Brazilian immigrant Lucas Calixto filed a lawsuit against the Army last month, saying the Defense Department hadn't given him a chance to defend himself ...
After a summit that left most Americans stunned—but maybe not surprised—the truth is now obvious: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. And the reasons why are clear. GQ’s Julia Ioffe on Putin’s monumental win and the lasting result of Trump’s Helsinki debacle. The kompromat is out of the bag.
HELSINKI (AP) - The writer and political activist who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a joint news conference says he wasn't trying to protest.
Sam Husseini, a contributor to The Nation magazine, told The Associated ...
Why are people so panicked over Trump's train wreck of a presser with Vladimir Putin yesterday? To paraphrase that great political philosopher, Yoda, this is the Trump you were looking for.I watched the whole thing from beginning to end, and what did I see? Trump making stuff up. Trump sucking up to Putin. Trump bragging about his election victory and attacking the Mueller probe. And of course — #FakeNews.In other words: Donald Trump.
In the third podcast, Carl Cannon & Andrew Walworth interview the winners of the 2018 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), the University of Virginia Cyber Defense Team, and Dwayne Williams, NCCDC Director.
We learned from the 1984 Hunt-Helms campaign that the most powerful weapon in politics is a positive message
The greatest threat to the press’ credibility is the press. Consider, for example, the extra-absurd and bogus viral narrative created Tuesday by Mic Senior Political Reporter Emily Singer.
Going into 2020, it’s back to the past for a party too liberal for its own good.
Don't buy the lies. Trump and his billionaires might be doing well. But the economy is not the best it's ever been, at least not for working families.
Gushing Bay State Dems yesterday all but gave U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren the green light to launch her 2020 presidential campaign before she's even been re-elected to her Senate seat — despite outcry from opponents that Warren's Oval Office jones is a higher priority than her constituents.
RACHEL MADDOW: There was no explicable reason why he surprised everyone by inviting the Russian Foreign Minister and the Russian ambassador into the Oval Office with no notice, no U.S. media, and apparently no limit on his willingness to disclose to those Russian officials codeword level intelligence from our closest foreign allies.
A House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on monitoring social media content immediately broke down into partisan bickering and theater Tuesday, with minority Democrats highlighting instead President Trump's Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Republican lawmakers planned the hearing on "content filtering practices" as a follow-up ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican's political support.
A jury in federal court in Manhattan ...
July 15, 2018
The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan
Illinois Secure Choice is a rare win-win for state
Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs scores points for his self-deprecating humor.
In introducing Illinois Secure Choice, a state-sponsored program that will allow citizens to set up retirement accounts through their employers, Frerichs took dead ...