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January 08 06:47 AM
Under current law, we are subsidizing crop insurance at an average rate of 62 percent on every acre without limit regardless of farm size or wealth. We have an issue with that. Our tax dollars — the public trust — subsidize the largest operators no matter how big they get.
January 08 06:47 AM
"Moody's is giving us the game plan for how to avoid a credit downgrade," said Treasurer Kennedy. "We need to stop spending more than we take in. We need to stop relying on one-time fixes to plug holes in the budget. We need to stop trying to borrow our way out of this problem.
January 08 06:47 AM
Try as one might, it was impossible to dodge the onslaught of attack ads delivered by TV, radio, mailers, newspaper and Internet saturation. What a relief to let the victors take office and get on with the normal bumbling mismanagement that we all have come to know and love.
January 08 06:47 AM
Nevertheless, I read reports on a daily basis of another meth lab being discovered in a home, motel room or even in a car or a backpack, somewhere in the United States. Sometimes innocent children are present. Sometimes fires or explosions occur when the “cook” makes a simple mistake in the processing of the toxic chemicals.
December 31 06:40 AM
It’s that time of year for college bowl games and NFL playoffs. And when you look at the winners, it’s all about the coach. Top college teams like Alabama and LSU don’t build winning programs by setting up boards and committees. The job of producing a winner is on the shoulders of the coach and no one else.
December 31 06:40 AM
It started off as a simple traffic violation around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, when Rogers County Sheriff's Deputy Scotty Moree noticed that a white Toyota traveling in front of his patrol car on I-44 near Catoosa changed lanes without signaling properly.
December 31 06:39 AM
Governor-elect John Bel Edwards is thinking about waiving the requirement that able-bodied adults without dependents get a job, receive job training or perform public service as a condition of receiving food stamps. To waive this requirement would be a mistake.

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