It’s been a few weeks now since our nation experienced the first waves of fear about Ebola and how it might affect the United States. The good news, of course, is that the few cases diagnosed across the country have been contained and several lives have been saved by lessons the medical community has since learned.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton of Arkansas delivers a Thanksgiving message that recognizes the many blessings bestowed upon America and its citizens while offering special thanks and gratitude to our troops and their families during the holiday season. A full transcript of the address follows:
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that is increasing rapidly. There are approximately 382 million people worldwide who have diabetes.
This year, instead of writing a nostalgic memory from my childhood, I chose to write this one from my adulthood in the early 80’s.
The publicized mishaps — they shouldn’t be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen to those buried missile silos or sending sailors off on new strategic submarine patrols.
Nov. 1, the Arkansas Razorbacks played the No. 1 team in the nation – Mississippi State and lost in a true nail-biter at the last moment. The same thing occurred in December 1969, when our Hogs lost the “Game of the Century” to Texas on national TV with President Nixon in the stands. Both were heart-breakers.
I thought it would be beneficial to explain what voters can expect on Election Day and some of the pertinent laws.
About 12 years ago I returned to Pine Bluff, my hometown, after spending nearly 40 years living elsewhere. One of my favorite preoccupations from the start has been the writing of letters and guest columns to The Commercial .
Unless you have had your telephone disconnected or have been vacationing in outer Siberia, you know this is an election year in Arkansas. We have a governor’s race and an especially heated one for the Senate going on in The Natural State.
I received a special honor this weekend. I was asked back to give the keynote speech at the El Dorado High School Class of ‘69’s 45th reunion. I taught English IV that year. I was a bit apprehensive at first. Yet, at the end of the speech, I enjoyed a standing ovation and was “over the moon” because of the “Thank-you-for what-you-did-for-me” remarks and the student who asked, “You goin’ with anyone right now?” before slapping Freemon on the shoulder. The following includes portions of that speech …