"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Census data shows that 22.4 percent of Arkansans over the age of 25 have taken college level courses but have not finished their degrees. That is just over the national average of 21.2 percent.
This is the part of the legislative session where I look forward to lawmakers going home, because they do not always listen to me.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s carefully crafted budget for fiscal 2016 is already in some difficulty. That’s hardly unexpected since it was built largely on stilts.
" ... Keep sound wisdom and discretion ... then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble."
When I was in Miss Crook's second grade we would take pictures of George and Abe, lay them on the big windows and trace their profiles.
Arkansas is now a Republican state, and there is a strain in Republicanism (and in the Democratic Party, and in human nature in general) that seeks to assert power. It has already happened once in a big way this legislative session. Legislators should resist the temptation to do it again.
Conservative politicians get themselves elected by preaching limited government, local control and individual freedom, but when they get a chance to govern, they often forget their principles and start passing laws that would, in theory, make liberals proud.
“In my opinion the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I’m concerned every last one of them can rot in hell, but as long as they don’t do that then they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.”
"And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, 'Peace! Be still!' And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
Our state constitution was written in 1874.
We are witnessing the smoothest legislative session in recent memory, thanks to its placement on history’s timeline and the political skills of the state’s leadership, particularly Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He should enjoy this while it lasts.
Faulkner County is the home of three degree-granting educational institutions — the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College. Soon there will be a fourth — Greenbrier High School.
"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
In the fall of 1913, Mrs. E.E. Candor, Mrs. E.H. Wright, Kate Lightle, Amanda Dye, Mrs. Emmett Snipes, Mrs. P.A. Robertson, Mrs. E.B. Tucker and Mrs. E.A Robbins began a tradition of music.
From what originally appeared to be an honorable attempt to improve the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, state Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, is now pushing a bill that would strike at the very foundation of the state’s model access law.
If you’re a person who reads this newspaper section or clicks on this column online, you’re probably aware of the national debt and maybe a little concerned, but you’re not crazy about reading 700 words about it.
“For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,’ and, ‘The laborer deserves his wages.’”
In 1941, the food processing for public school students was transformed.
I am pleased to report that just three weeks into the session, the House has accomplished our goal to bring Arkansans the tax relief they deserve.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s health care reform speech last Thursday was what the State of the Union address ought to be but rarely is — an accurate definition of a problem respecting both sides, followed by a solution that actually has a chance of being enacted.
President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address last week that two years of community college be free for responsible students across America. The kneejerk reaction of some, predictable with anything this president advocates, is that Obama wants yet another giveaway program.
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people."