Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

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 to decide whether to expand Medicaid

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 ...

Sparks fly at hearing on anti-conservative bias in tech

Lawmakers clashed Tuesday at a contentious hearing over claims that social media platforms and tech companies are biased against conservative viewpoints.Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee said the hearing...

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

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 ...

Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump

Julia Ioffe, GQ Magazine
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.

Writer removed from summit event says he only had a question

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 ...

Helsinki Meeting Was Just Trump Being Trump

Michael Graham, Boston Herald
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.

Alamo Bowl Winners: UVA Cyber Defense Team

Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics
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.

Liz Warren Is Running Hard, But For What?

Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald
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.

It’s the Worst Case Scenario With Trump

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
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.

Ex-New York senator and son convicted of extortion, bribery

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 ...

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

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 ...