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September, 2015

  • 8 September

    Coincidence…

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – “Well look who I’ve run into,” said Coincidence with a smirk. “Please,” murmured Fate, offering an insightful smile. “It was meant to be.” “Get a room, will you!” growled Pessimism. I believe there is more physical energy in coincidence than we imagine – it’s really life showing us what we need to know, and giving us ...

  • 2 September

    ACT Scores Remain the Same

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The results of this year’s ACT tests are now available. They’re the commonly used standardized tests for college admission. Arkansas high school seniors averaged a composite score of 20.4 out of a possible 36. That is the same average score as last year. Nationwide, the average score was 21, and it ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Man…

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I love mankind. It’s people I can’t stand – Charlie Brown Amen, Charlie. Amen… The longer I live on this planet, the less respect I maintain for my fellow man. We live in a time where there seems to be a growing shame to the parameters of this creature, man. We can’t seem to find enough ...

  • 25 August

    Bad Politicians and Bad Deals

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – It doesn’t matter whether you’re a liberal or a conservative, the safety of America and the balance of international weaponry to maintain that safety should be foremost in our minds, and the minds of our leaders. Under the new “nuclear” agreement our president has struck with Iran, a contentious, violent country will be permitted to continue ...

  • 25 August

    Arkansas’ Tourism Industry Continues to Grow

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Last year the Arkansas tourism industry grew by about 7 percent, its biggest increase in 15 years. Almost 26 million people made a trip to an Arkansas destination last year and about two-thirds of them were from out of state. They spent $6.7 billion, which is why tourism is one of ...

  • 24 August

    Cotton Statement on the Revelation that Iran will be Permitted to Inspect its Own Nuclear Facilities

    BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the revelation that Iran will be permitted to inspect its own nuclear facilities: “Allowing Iran to inspect its own nuclear facilities is reckless and illustrates yet again that this deal is little more than a dangerous list of concessions made by the United States. ...

  • 24 August

    Pushing Back on the EPA’s War on Coal

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – Arkansans depend on our reliable and affordable energy and electricity. Low-cost energy helps new businesses get started in Arkansas, keeps our farmers competitive, and ensures Arkansans can heat, cool and power their homes at a reasonable cost. That is all set to change if the Obama Administration has its way.  The EPA’s so-called “Clean ...

  • 17 August

    Computer Science to be Emphasized in Arkansas Schools Beginning this Fall

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansas schools begin a new school year, at least 1,300 high school students are starting classes in how to program and code computers, the governor announced. In October, educators will have a more complete picture of how many students have enrolled in computer coding classes. They expect the number to exceed ...

  • 17 August

    America The Absurd

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – These days there’s a great deal of talk about what’s wrong with America, but little is actually being done. It’s business as usual on so many fronts, as the country slides away, and we become the laughing stock of the world. While hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flood the borders of this nation – to ...

  • 17 August

    Senator Cotton Announces New Books Program for Arkansas Schools

    BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) announces a new partnership with the Library of Congress to donate surplus books to Arkansas public schools and libraries. The Library of Congress receives 25,000 new books every day. Duplicates are made available to members of Congress free of cost and can then be given to public schools, libraries and non-profit organizations ...