Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the antithesis of the conventional politician. They are not programmed, their lines are not focus-group tested, and they take positions far outside the mainstream. But the victory speeches they gave in New Hampshire Tuesday night showed they have mastered the oldest political trick of all: promising things they can’t deliver.
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As we get deeper into the weeds of the current election season, the din of empty rhetoric is deafening. Much of the blame goes to the Republicans’ darling of the moment, Donald Trump. I see Trump as the equivalent of cotton candy. It’s all puffed up, showy, appropriate for a circus and utterly void of meaningful substance. He’s all emotion, derogatory bating and narcissism.
For the second time in just a few months the voters of the White Hall School District have rebuked a small tax increase to fund education. This comes as little surprise. It also reflects poorly on a community that loudly trumpets its growth potential.
The most noteworthy finding from Arkansas’ first presidential poll wasn’t who was at the top of the standings, but who was at the bottom.
Today in 1941, German General Erwin Rommel, “The Desert Fox,” arrived in Tripoli, Libya, with the newly formed Afrika Korps.
The memory of it is still so vivid I almost datelined this piece “Merrimac, N.H.”
As recently reported in The Commercial, the Pine Bluff City Council Development and Planning Committee recommended the full council consider a measure imposing a moratorium on the city sales of property zoned for commercial use until more detailed guidelines are developed.
How important are the two Arkansas Supreme Court races on your ballot March 1? Two words provide the answer: “Lake View.”
When I was a pre-teen, I recalled a biblical message delivered by our church minister, the late Reverend T.J. Taylor of the Pine Hill Baptist Church here in town. Unlike Donald Trump, I will not fake a knowledge of biblical verse and attempt to quote scripture and verse. However, I do remember the essence of that message was that people without a vision will perish. As we approach the election season here in town with all of the promises of elected officials who profess to have a vision that will move Pine Bluff forward, I suggest we take time to reflect.
Last week The Commercial reported on yet another kerfuffle between mayoral candidate Theodis “Ted” Davis and his former associate on the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners, Stu Soffer. Like the swallows returning to San Capistrano, these individuals never disappoint in their political theatrics.