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  • Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate

    Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate
    This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons. When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule for incorporating ethanol into the nation's fuel supply known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was established. Though ethanol was sold as a way to make our energy supply more secure, little consideration was given to what every farmer knows: Mother Nature can be fickle, as this year's drought proves.
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...

    Tornado outbreak kills at least 16

    Tornado outbreak kills at least 16
    A ferocious storm system threatened tens of millions of people across the U.S. Southeast on Monday, a day after it spawned a series of tornadoes that killed 16 people, injured more than 100 and tossed cars around like toys in Arkansas and Oklahoma....

    At least 12 killed in tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma

    At least 12 killed in tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma
    Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma and wiping out entire neighborhoods of homes, according to officials, as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors. An aide...

    Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...