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Steve Brawner: Democrats will attempt to conquer Hill

Voters in central Arkansas' 2nd District might, possibly, maybe experience something that doesn't happen that much in congressional races -- a real, contested campaign. That's because national Democrats are targeting that race to. . .

Asa Hutchinson: China, Japan and back again

I have just returned from my third trade mission to Asia, where Arkansas' good reputation as a business-friendly state is well-known and growing. Over seven days, we held 20 meetings in eight cities with more than 55 people,...

John Boozman: My highest priority is helping you  

Elected officials are entrusted by the public to represent their interests and fight for them. Throughout our nation's history, we've seen public figures take different approaches and embody different styles of public service.. . .

Steve Brawner: American sickness: Treating, not healing

Dr. Denise Faustman believes type 1 diabetes might could be cured using a tuberculosis vaccine already sold as a generic. Unfortunately, she's had trouble obtaining funding for research. Too many people have a financial incentive. . .

Jeremy Gillam: Soybean journey begins in state

Soybean oil finds its way into food products such as margarine, salad dressings and cooking oils. In fact, soybeans are now found on almost every aisle of the supermarket. The journey to many supermarket shelves began right here. . .

Don Diffine: To our freedom fighters

Some 20 years ago, I told our college sophomore son, America is a privileged nation. He countered, "I disagree." And I rejoined, "Son, that's the privilege!" Since then, and in our own lifetime, our country has seen some dark...

Seeing industry for what it is now

"Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men." -- Proverbs 22:29 Industry has been given a bad rap over the years that once was deserved but no...

Asa Hutchinson: The new higher education funding formula

In the Capitol and the halls of higher education over the past couple of weeks, we've been talking a lot about the Higher Education Productivity Funding Formula. But it has occurred to me that the "Productivity Funding Formula"...

Steve Brawner: Their home was his place

After 2,310 days in foster care and 24 caseworkers, Chase Bailey was adopted Jan. 10 by a mom who had insisted that the only way she would ever adopt a child was if Jesus descended from heaven and told her to do so. Dawn Bailey. . .

John Boozman: Honoring veterans one memory at a time

Arkansas veteran Garland Gable was a member of the 69th Infantry Division during WWII. He lived through some of the toughest battles in the European Theater, seeing and experiencing the grim realities of war. "We relieved the. . .

Steve Brawner: Not if you don't cut spending

The economy grew 3 percent in the third quarter, which was pretty good -- almost as good as the second quarter, when it grew 3.1 percent. The past four quarters, in fact, have been better than the previous four. Meanwhile, the. . .