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Besides The Jungle Book, Kipling Wrote Famous Poem

Subscriber onlyLet's take a break from terrorism, presidential campaigns, and America's culture wars. Let's review a movie! I went to watch The Jungle Book with my daughter and her family. I wondered if it might be a bit scary for her youngest, but she soon fell asleep. Her older sister, still preschool, enjoyed all of it. No animals were seen being killed, even though some attacks and chases happened. The drama was exciting, maybe even intense, at times. The values promoted were respect, loyalty, and love. Continue reading...

Crime Can Pay if It's Big Enough

Subscriber onlyWow, $5 billion. Continue reading...

To Challenge Or Coddle, That Is The Question

Subscriber onlySeveral years ago when I was growing up in Corning, in northeast Arkansas, my parents encouraged me to take the most challenging high school classes, particularly in math. Continue reading...

Scatter Shooting At Politics As Fiscal Session Grinds On

LOTS OF TIDBITS OF NEWS CAN BE FOUND IN FACEBOOK, DISPATCHES FROM LITTLE ROCK

Subscriber onlyWith the "monster in room" issue over with -- at least in the fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly, there are other nuggets worth digesting, hence this scatter shooting report. Continue reading...

Please Pass The Peanuts

GOVERNMENT INVOLVED IN TOO MUCH OF OUR LIVES

Subscriber onlySo I'm paying taxes so the state can tell me how to quit eating chocolate-covered peanuts? That's ridiculous! I think I'd like to fire them all! Continue reading...

Freedom Of Speech Essential For Real Freedom

Subscriber onlyRecently I quizzed a public school class about their method of learning. I wanted them to realize what I already knew, that most young people today don't learn the same way we older folks once did. We read books. They watch videos. Continue reading...

Governor Uses Gimmicks, Not Leadership To Win

LACK OF POLITICAL POWER EVIDENT AS HUTCHINSON BOWS (AGAIN) TO FAR RIGHT MINORITY REPUBLICANS

Subscriber onlyMy once powerful and positive grading of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's basic understanding of Arkansas legislative members and how the two chambers work may have been miscalculated. Continue reading...