We're now longer carrying John Brummett's column in this space.
Is there greater conservative virtue in opposing federal health reform, period, or in saying it ought to be implemented locally instead of from Washington in the event we are unavoidably laden with it?
There is no crime in being overly and transparently solicitous for the purposes of aggrandizement and personal political advancement. That's simply acute neediness, a common and benign human frailty.
Dialogue is good. It would be even better if someone would venture off script every once in a while.
We need to stop handing out blindfolds to appointees to state boards and commissions immediately on their taking oaths of office.
Ousted president Allen Meadors may be a victim.
Sometimes belief is a personal choice, not a logical deduction. Sometimes people would rather be finished with something than right about it. You hear people talking more about closure than about perfection.
If you want irony, pop open a can of worms on religion, on those who claim it and those who don't.
Henceforth, if you get a hankering to try to make money by putting out merchandise adorned with the phrase "we didn't come to paint," you will need to get permission from the University of Arkansas athletic department, which probably will turn you down.
Remember what that old guy with the silver hair - Clinton, I think was his name - always said. It was not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
If you don't believe it, talk to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, with whom Ross likely will tangle in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
With Aug. 2 now only days away, the grown-ups in Washington are starting to engage in serious discussions toward a resolution of the debt-ceiling imbroglio
What has happened over the past four of five days in Washington is instructive. What has happened over the last three or four days in Little Rock has been unsettling.
That snow-day controversy in Washington County Circuit Court in Fayetteville has now been elevated to the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry represents everything that 20 of the most extreme right-wing Republicans in the Arkansas State House of Representatives want in their next president.
The trucking industry's plans to raise state diesel taxes by a nickel a gallon over 10 years via referendum may be unraveling in the face of an anti-tax mood among Arkansas voters.
An appearance of a groundswell emerges against Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's getting to divvy up large sums of legal settlement dollars that occasionally flow to the state.
At some point if the nation is to solve its problems, one of the political parties is going to have to forgo getting revenge for the preceding rhetorical dishonesty of the other.
A few observations last week's annual Arkansas Rural Development Conference in Hot Springs.