The Constitution and Ted Cruz

January 13, 2016 The question of Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president has been simmering on the back burner for years, but this past week the benign …

Dale and Paul

January 13, 2016 We were reminded last week that not everyone can be Dale Bumpers. Bumpers, the former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, died on Jan.

A to-do list for 2016

January 12, 2016 Caroline Beauchamp Seniors, can we talk? Ruth called and asked if she could do just that — …

Is Ore. standoff a sign of things to come?

January 12, 2016 The nation’s attention turned to Oregon last week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal …

Joking about gun control

January 11, 2016 Mike Reagan When I was a kid my father gave me three rifles and a shotgun. First …

State Capitol Week in Review

January 11, 2016 The Secretary of State’s office has issued new rules for groups that want to place ballot issues before voters in the November general election.