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In early December, I quoted British Prime Minister Winston Churchill saying after a World War II victory in 1942, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Bryant High School wrestling coach Shane Clancy did not wrestle with his decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19. After his big right arm was stuck with a small needle at the River Center gym in Benton on February 13, he explained, “I’m ready to ditch the mask and just be normal.”

Remarkably, the state of Arkansas has $422 million more in revenues than it thought it would. But the Senate chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee – and a bean counter in his other job – says it should act like it doesn’t.

You may be a little nervous about your investments considering the recent events in D.C., up to and including a new administration taking over. Well, let’s roll the clock back for one year to the first half of January 2020. Assume you receive the following information, which you deem to be c…

I’m not an expert in infectious disease epidemiology now, any more than I was an expert in presidential impeachment law a year ago. But I can tell you what the people who are experts are saying: This is going to be a rough stretch in the pandemic in Arkansas.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1897, The Sun of New York City published an editorial response to a young reader's question. "Is There a Santa Claus?" The editorial written by Francis Pharcellus Church has since become a Christmas classic. magnoliareporter.com is pleased to republish that editorial today.

If the first Gulf War in 1990-91 was when Americans relearned respect for military service personnel, and the attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded us of the bravery of firefighters, then 2020 is the year to appreciate doctors and nurses who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines.

Time magazine annually names its “Person of the Year,” or “Persons,” and in that spirit I write a little column about my Arkansan of the Year. This year, Time chose President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, wrongly. This was not the year to name an elected official.

This year is weird. There, I said it. Nothing has been normal, and as the numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to climb, normal doesn’t seem to be coming back in the near future. Many of us had hoped the pandemic would be under control by the fall and winter holidays so we could see family and…

In the years before World War II, Americans were aware of the conflicts that were happening overseas, but they were determined to stay out of them. George Washington had urged the nation to avoid taking sides in international affairs, and that sentiment had endured. The country’s involvement…

The 2021 legislative session won’t be the “greatest of all time,” or “GOAT,” as Gov. Asa Hutchinson described the one in 2019. But it will be one of the weirdest, and probably one of the briefest – or maybe the longest.

Thanksgiving is coming, for which not everyone is thankful – certainly not the governor and some of the state’s medical and epidemiological professionals who have been trying to keep you-know-what under control.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has had to perform a balancing act as a pragmatic, business-focused governor working with some of his more conservative legislators in a state with increasing Trumpian leanings. That balancing act became a little easier and a little harder last week.

If you want to buy a car here in the U.S. that is made in Korea, you can. Korea makes Hyundai and Kia, brands that have gone from relative obscurity some years back to now capturing roughly six percent of the U.S. car market. Korea also makes toasters, vacuum cleaners, hard drives and smartp…

With so many Arkansans already voting, is it too late for a column about the three proposed constitutional amendments that were submitted by legislators? For those who haven’t voted, here’s a fair and balanced review, with a bone to pick at the end.

Let’s look at the bright side in this year filled with hardship, sorrow and acrimony. People are voting peacefully in high numbers, while two candidates in Utah are showing it’s still possible to treat an opponent – and the process – with respect.