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The Old American Revolution and The New One

BY MICHAEL REISIG – I have read much on the American Revolution – historical documents, the actual accounts, not the politically correct bullpuck that we get on the History Channel. We were a unique nation then – filled with remarkable men and women who were not only willing to stand up and voice their opinions, but willing to fight, and ...

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Boozman Invites Arkansans to Participate in Facebook Q&A and Tele-Town Hall Monday

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman will host two events Monday, February 9 to connect with Arkansans and discuss topics under debate in Washington. Boozman will host a Facebook Q&A at 12:30 p.m. CT to answer questions from Arkansans. To participate, Arkansans should follow Senator John Boozman’s Facebook page to ask a question and participate in the discussion. Boozman also ...

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No Peace Without Strength

BY MICHAEL REISIG – History tells us without exception, that the conquerors, the victors in almost all conflicts, whether it be on an international scale or regional social upheaval, are always the ones who are unafraid of making a mess of things – the loudest voices, the uncompromising, those who accept intimidation and violence as a means to an end ...

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Boozman Seeks Assurance from VA Secretary about Arkansas VA Medical Centers

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) sought assurance from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki that Arkansas veterans receiving medical care at VA facilities are not facing long wait times and data is not being manipulated to hide the length of time for health appointments. Boozman, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is recovering from heart surgery and ...

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Cotton Receives “Hero of Main Street” Award

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the National Retail Federation announced that Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) received their “Hero of Main Street” award. “The Hero of Main Street” award is given annually as part of National Small Business Week. This year, it was given to a bipartisan group of 258 members of Congress for their support of small business and the U.S. ...

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Act 595 Requires ID to Vote; General Revenue Up Slightly

BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas citizens who go to the polls on May 20 to vote in the preferential primary elections must present a government-issued photo ID in order to get a ballot. People who vote early between now and election day will also have to show a photo ID. The May 20 primary will ...

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KeystoneXL Project Waiting for Approval

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – This week I had the opportunity to stand with the employees and management of Welspun at their plant in Little Rock where more than 700 miles of pipe manufactured for the KeystoneXL pipeline are awaiting Obama administration approval for construction.  I stood with Congressman Griffin, Senator Pryor, Congressman Cotton and three of my legislative ...

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Education Key to Economic Development

In the coming weeks, high schools and colleges across the state will recognize graduates of the class of 2014. As the season of pomp and circumstance kicks off I am reminded of my days as a student in Fort Smith. I fondly recall the day I wore my cap and gown for the graduation ceremony at Northside High School. There ...

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Capital Punishment and Compassion

BY MICHAEL REISIG – This week a new wave of outrage against capital punishment was given rise when the execution of Oklahoma killer Clayton Lockett was botched, taking three quarters of an hour to complete. This is the epitome of incompetence, I will admit, but it’s nothing more than a by-product of this new society of ours – this kinder, ...

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Ideologies And The Modern World

BY MICHAEL REISIG – In today’s world we are beset by ideologies. Five hundred, a thousand years ago, it was religions that surged against each other, striving for dominance. Now it’s ideologies – they have become the new faiths. In essence, they are little more than religions without conscience. Ideology is a man-made concept of how the world ought to ...

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