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Doing the Democratic math for next election season

Subscriber onlyFour recent elections show that at this point Democrats can't win. Unless something extremely remarkable and lucky happens soon they might be finished. In the 2018 mid-term elections, 33 seats in the Senate are up for grabs as are all 435 voting seats in the House of Representatives. Continue reading...

Those who cast ballots for Trump were 'conned'

Subscriber onlyTrump voter? Why? Maybe you voted for him because he said he was a "great businessman." You were conned. Most of his "business" is family-based, not open to disclosure or scrutiny, especially since he has refused to release his tax returns. There is one exception that occurred when he went into the casino business. By law, he was subject to scrutiny by regulatory agencies, the SEC, Gaming Commission, etc. So how did he do? His rich daddy tried to bail him out by buying millions of dollars worth of chips and destroying them, violating Gaming Commission rules and paying a whopping fine. Trump still went bankrupt. So, as a businessman, as far as we know, he's a total failure, coasting on the money he inherited. This information was available before the election, so if you got conned you're just too lazy to find out the truth. Continue reading...

POA land purchases preserve the future

Subscriber onlySince the announcement was made that the Property Owners Association intended to purchase 14 parcels from Cooper Communities Inc. for $2.6 million, several property owners have asked me to explain in detail why this purchase is in the best interest of the POA. Continue reading...

Various avenues for learning, improving lives

Subscriber onlyIn this day and age a person has accessibility to knowledge, education, and training as never before. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyWhy are healthcare meetings behind closed doors? Continue reading...

2018 campaigns off to fast start

Subscriber onlyThe political moves over the past two weeks have sent seismic shifts across the political landscape in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Are political party meetings open to public?

Subscriber onlyI am politically naïve and have been politically inactive for 65 years, but our politics have gotten my full attention for over a year now and I am trying to catch up. Continue reading...

New motivation for another getaway

Subscriber onlyAfter spending two weeks out of our country on an European river cruise with no television or newspapers, I come home to find the same old stuff going on in our country. For example, a dysfunctional Congress and administration arguing with each other and ignoring the business of responsible governing and a media obsessed with trivia. Continue reading...

Review of Lakepoint Restaurant and Event Center

Subscriber onlyLakepoint an alluring experience Continue reading...

Reflections on America

Subscriber onlyFifteen years ago -- in June of 2002 -- I enjoyed a couple of experiences that are worth reminiscing about. Continue reading...

Trying to erase nation's history

Subscriber onlyBack in the first half of the 20th century, German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller wrote a poem entitled "First They Came..." which tells how the Nazis came for different groups of people while German intellectuals rationalized away any opposition to Hitler's programs until they themselves were taken and no one was left to speak out on their behalf. Continue reading...