Activists rally on the Arkansas Capitol steps on Feb. 23, 2023, to protest several bills moving through the Legislature that they say infringe on civil rights, including affirmative action, access to public education, health care for transgender youth, citizen-led ballot initiatives and several others. (Tess Vrbin/Arkansas Advocate)

Protesters gather at Arkansas Capitol to oppose wide range of legislation targeting civil rights

BY: - February 23, 2023

A crowd of about 75 people gathered Thursday afternoon on the Arkansas Capitol steps so legislators would know that the people they represent “are not sitting quietly” in the face of attacks on their rights, said Kymara Seals, a co-organizer of the protest. “We are at our house, the people’s house,” Seals said to a […]

‘Winter is here’: Chess champion Kasparov warns that Ukraine war is a test for democracies

BY: - October 9, 2022

FULTON, Mo. – The invasion of Ukraine awakened free countries to the threat posed by Russia and Vladimir Putin, but whether they will sustain that resistance to dictators is an open question, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov said Friday during a speech at Westminster College. On the Missouri campus where Winston Churchill warned in […]