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State aims to make high-speed internet available in more communities

LITTLE ROCK -- The goal of the new Arkansas State Broadband Plan, announced by the governor, is to make high-speed internet access available to all communities of more than 500 people by the year 2022. The announcement...

Trump or Bolton: Who's the boss?

Tensions between the United States and Iran have been on a steady decline over the last two years, but the past week or two have seen things getting alarmingly worse. Almost as concerning, however, is that the president may not...

San Francisco's disturbing press crackdown

Bryan Carmody says several San Francisco police officers tried to break into his Outer Richmond home with a sledgehammer, detained him in handcuffs for hours, and seized computers, notes and more from his residence and office....

Medal of Honor recipient's legacy must survive

Just when I think I'm doing something really important and feeling indispensable, I'm jolted back to reality. This week, Robert Maxwell provided this service. Maxwell was a retired auto mechanic with a high school education from...

Telling white lies

You know the old saying about how kids are brutally honest? Well, sometimes that goes for adults, too. It's a little embarrassing to admit but in the spirit of being brutally honest, I'll say that at 45 years old, I still get. . .

Wistful for a time when athletes didn't crusade for social justice

I go to Newark a lot for work and often pass by the Prudential Center where there is a big statue of Martin Brodeur, legendary star of the Jersey Devils hockey team. Being a lifelong Flyers fan, I would never miss the opportunity. . .

9/11 every month -- where's the outrage?

The headline on Hans Bader's piece at the Foundation for Economic Education is true as far as it goes: "Lifting the Ban on Kidney Sales Would Save 30,000 American Lives Annually." Bader draws on an earlier essay by Ilya Somin at. . .

State combines job training programs to eliminate duplication

Job training and workforce education are offered by numerous government entities in Arkansas. That's part of the problem. Overlap and duplication create confusion for people who want to improve their job skills, and they are...

I concede

I remember the night, as if it was yesterday. Because, it was. With so many other things to do, I spent it arguing with people on Facebook, about strongly-held beliefs. Many of them were people I knew to be of above-average...

Lots of older cities are losing population. Trump's making it worse.

The city of Erie, Pennsylvania is a tourist magnet, thanks to the lovely lakeshore at Lake Erie. Downtown, the streets are lined with little cafes and restaurants and shops. But like a lot of older cities and towns, Erie has a. . .

Biden occupying the least crowded primary lane

"Finding a lane" has become this election cycle's shorthand advice to candidates attempting to separate themselves from the competition and focus on a pre-determined course that will lead to the ultimate prize. For the 21...

Medicare Part A, B are required to get supplement

Seniors, can we talk? "I've been on my employer's group health insurance plan and retiring. I'm ready to enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan and a Medicare prescription plan. Now what?" It seems like this is the time of the year. . .