Tag: UAFS political essays

by Eric Baker -

Government is not a business

Editor’s note: Dr. Eric Baker joined the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith faculty in 2008 and has a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida. Opinions, commentary…

by Daniel Maher -

The under-utilized diversity asset

Editor’s note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and…

by Eric Baker -

A $1 trillion plane problem

Editor’s note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Talk Business & Politics. Dr. Eric Baker joined the UAFS faculty in…

by Williams Yamkam -

Trump and a few big ‘What ifs’

guest commentary by Dr. Williams Yamkam Editor’s note: Dr. Williams Yamkam is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith where he teaches multiple…

by Daniel Maher -

Fort Smith’s bicentennial heritage

guest commentary by Daniel Maher Editor’s note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Talk Business & Politics to deliver an…

by Daniel Maher -

Enacting the frontier

guest commentary by Daniel Maher Editor’s note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Talk Business & Politics to deliver an…

by The City Wire staff -

The Bush and Clinton fizzle

One of the puzzling developments that have emerged over the course of the current presidential campaign is the lackluster performance of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and that of former…

by The City Wire staff -

Other angles of Fort Smith history

Two events this month feature crucial aspects of Fort Smith’s social history. Saturday, (Sept. 12), the 1865 Council of Fort Smith will be featured, and Thursday, Sept. 24, the role…

by The City Wire staff -

Climate change is here

“Wow, the water sure looks high.” My wife said this as we were visiting our hometown of St. Augustine, Fla, this summer. We were on Matanzas Bay, separated from the…

by The City Wire staff -

The politics of A.P.E.

In 2013, right after she stepped down as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton enjoyed a high approval rating from the American people. Her trust level was on solid ground….

by The City Wire staff -

Our naïve idea about Iraq

Some Iraqis are now beginning to say the country should be divided into regions composed of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. The Kurds have pretty much gone their own way, the…

by The City Wire staff -

A tough sale for Huckabee 2.0

Recent political history has it that the Democratic Party tends to “fall in love” with its presidential nominees, while the Republican Party tends to “fall in line” behind the presumptive…

by The City Wire staff -

As good as it gets

Imagine living in a place where you live within easy walking or bicycling distance to a university where you can take in first rate plays and musical performances; or a…

by The City Wire staff -

It’s time to let Iraq die

In a previous post, I outlined the tortured history of Iraq in which I noted Iraq is an artificial nation with deep divisions that was held together Saddam Hussein’s brutality….

by The City Wire staff -

Hillary: A problematic messenger

Despite all the advantages Hillary Clinton has going for her in the upcoming 2016 presidential elections cycle, she does have some vulnerabilities and challenges that could at best diminish the…