Oklahoma has a Tom Cotton-y senator by the name of James Lankford who appeared only mildly deer-eyed on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Many readers have been irritated by my recurring reference to Donald Trump as the preposterous second-place president.
A local man for whom I have considerable regard barked at me last week. He said, "Quit giving Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt."
Do deficits matter? It's a legitimate question, fully debatable, now more than ever.
Personnel flaps keep arising at the state Heritage Department under the leadership of Stacy Hurst. The relevant question is where personality conflict ends and harm to the public interest begins, if it begins at all.
Elizabeth Eckford spoke softly, tersely, and with understated power.
Good writing can cut to the quick, and she is a good writer, which I knew already from her days as a newspaper colleague.
A constitutional showdown looms over whether a scaredy-cat president may legally hide from a prosecutor because neither the truth nor perjury works for him. Meanwhile, as that develops, let's change the subject to equally low-brow Arkansas politics.
There is only one ray of hope for applying a check and balance on Donald Trump in the last two years of his term.
At the risk of sounding doctrinaire conservative, please indulge me as I write hopefully about what might have been the nation's biggest news last week.