College doesn’t need to imagine all gun scenarios
It should come as no surprise Northwest Arkansas Community College trustees did last week as they've done for four years by voting to ban people with concealed carry permits from bringing handguns onto campus.
After 12-year delay, state prepares to kill again
Killing people is filled with moral incongruity.
Lawmakers find few places they’re unwilling to go
With the 2017 session of the General Assembly nearly complete, it's time to breathe a sigh of relief. That means Arkansans didn't reach the point of watching their lawmakers debate a bill to prevent transgender holders of concealed-carry permits who are covered by the Medicare expansion from toting their firearms into the wrong bathrooms of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Sessions, parties playing the games of D.C.’s ‘swamp’
In an increasingly digital world in which click-bait headlines and less substance rule, details matter more than ever. The political powers hope -- with some evidence they're right -- that Americans are content with generalities.
Womack, Cotton get earfuls, but don’t expect them to change
Last week's town hall meetings in Northwest Arkansas were vital events that accomplished virtually nothing in terms of governing this nation.
Senate complicates Charlie Collins’ campus-carry bill
Without question, if some murder-focused assailant opened fire on a college campus and I was a member of the faculty or staff nearby, at that moment I would want a gun to give me and those around me the best chance for survival.
Everyone has an opinion these days, thank goodness
"You're an idiot," was the caller's final remark.
Fayetteville lawmaker’s patience pays off on gun bill
State. Rep. Charlie Collins is nothing if not a long-term political strategist on the policy changes he hopes to see in Arkansas.
Supreme Court ruling clears way for panhandlers
Word of a new level of permissiveness for beggars has quickly spread among the homeless and destitute.
Lawmakers have varied ideas of necessary laws
"Even if it's a good idea but it's a bad piece of legislation, it shouldn't get out of this committee until it's a good idea and a good piece of legislation."