• Lulu Roman, at last

    When I was growing up there was hardly a Saturday that did not pass without our television being set to watch “Hee Haw.” One of the most iconic members of that huge ensemble cast was the comedienne Lulu Roman. With more than 20 years coming …

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  • Progressives’ gun control argument

    Once again, Conservatives have latched onto the bait tossed out by Progressives in their never-ending campaign to grab guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens. Gun control is just one aspect of the Progressive agenda; in essence, they want control of everyone and everything any …

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  • Forget assault weapons: Let’s focus on hammers

    I love Texas because of special snowflakes such as Louie Gohmert. In more urbane states where research universities vastly outnumber NFL teams, Gohmert would stick to writing angry letters to the editor about fluoride and fluorescent light bulbs and the dadgum president being born in …

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  • Two very important girls

    My 10-year-old niece Abby can still surprise me. She was given a school assignment to write an essay about the most important person in her life, and she chose me. She told me that everyone else in her class seemed to be writing about one …

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  • Shot at redemption

    The consensus among 2nd Amendment screamers seems to be, in their rampaging defense of so-called “assault rifles,” that the framers didn’t put that amendment in there so good ol’ boy Americans could protect their homes and property from the occasional bad guy, breaking in to …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Unhappy with news coverage Dear editor: I think that having articles and pictures splashed all over the Guard for three days concerning Dr. Gerald Fowler is a disgrace. Sure, readers like sensational stories, but I find this to be very insensitive and degrading to a …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    Although we answer calls from constituents year round and meet for interim committees, Arkansas’ Legislature is considered a part-time citizen legislature. Most House members have full-time careers in addition to their legislative obligations. Members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. This year those …

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  • 10 years without Daddy

    In dreams he knows him. In reality he would have bought him a piano on credit, invited him over just to hear him play and likely adopted him as his own son. My daddy couldn’t play the piano but he sure loved it and those …

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  • Hoover worked in Izard County

    Herbert Hoover was born in 1874 in Iowa. Both of his parents died before his 10th birthday. Raised by two uncles, Hoover decided to become a mining engineer by age 16. In the fall of 1891, he entered Stanford University and worked his way through …

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  • EPA not taking mercury exposure into consideration

    Ninety-six. That’s the number of 60-watt incandescent light bulbs I purchased last weekend after learning the other kind, the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) environmentalists just love, are hazardous to my health and to the environment. I would’ve preferred a higher wattage but discovered the 75-watt …

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  • Is it time to repeal presidential term limits?

    The experts are giving it little chance of passage, but H.J. Resolution 15 is stirring a lot of talk. U.S. Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) has (once again) introduced a resolution to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If the resolution is approved by …

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  • Junk laws

    We have junk food, junk mail and junk bonds. Now, thanks to our dysfunctional and devious Congress, we have junk laws like the “Taxpayer Relief Act.” Junk laws are really nothing new. The people we send to Washington to represent us have been passing legislation …

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