● Gasoline is hitting record prices, so every little action you can take to be as fuel-efficient as possible helps. The easiest way to improve efficiency by as much as 20%? Drive the posted speed limit. Driving faster doesn't typically get you where you're going any sooner, and riding the gas pedal wastes a lot of fuel. Also, if you do need to accelerate to, say, pass a car, avoid flooring it to cut back on fuel waste.

The lesson of Judge Jackson

Elections have consequences. Just consider two numbers: 234 and 3. The first is how many federal judges Donald Trump appointed during his four years in office. The second is how many of them now serve on the Supreme Court.

Running for office in post-truth America

A Facebook item posted the other day by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, onetime Trump administration minister of disinformation and current Arkansas gubernatorial candidate, features a photo of Sanders grinning like a possum in front of her campaign truck. Prominent in the foreground is a supermarket sign advertising GUNS/AMMO.

Starting wars easy; challenge ending them

If Winston Churchill were here – and some of us saw him, or his latest incarnation, this month, addressing the U.S. Congress on the plight of his beleaguered and besieged country – he would not know whether the conflict in Ukraine is only beginning, or is nearing its end, or merely is at the end of its beginning. But as always, the world knows more about how wars begin than how they end.

Chance to change schools is April 5

Very rarely do we all get an opportunity to help change the trajectory of an entire community. I believe we are presented with such an opportunity on April 5.

Finding the right balance is tough

It's a terrible, terrible decision that he faces." That's “ Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on CNN, describing President Joe Biden's dilemma as Vladimir Putin escalates his attacks on Ukraine, civilian casualties mount, and a horrified world watches on social media.

Looking for more Marinas

find myself awed and somewhat shamed by the moral authority and enormous courage of Marina Ovsyannikova, the woman who materialized on the set of Russian state I TV's flagship news program on March 14 holding a handlettered poster with Ukrainian and Russian flags, which read, in English, "No War" and "Russians Against War."

Last month the Clinton City Council made a bold decision that will make our town more appealing and in the process help protect home values here.