Thanks to splendid reporting Sunday in the Democrat-Gazette by Michael Wickline, I will spend today on the phone seeking to develop a column for Wednesday’s online-only incarnation about:
Why Arkansas state legislators require any kind of travel to Turkey at a cultural exchange program’s expense.
Why Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork, the mixer of church and state for preschool children, would tell Facebook that he would take such a trip — to Turkey, I mean — but not abide by the state law to tell state government and its taxpayers.
Why right-wing Republicans professing small government and reduced spending seem to be the leading trip-takers on the tabs of private hosts. Eddie Williams of Cabot, for example, is a man on the go, spouting that spending restraint and government reform as he hops on another plane for a distant sojourn on somebody’s dime.
Why we need Regnat Populus 2012 and its intiated act.