My Two Cents: A Political Commentary

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Denele Campbell, Arkansas native, tracks her family’s roots in the state back to the early 1800s and credits this history for her love of homegrown tomatoes and hoot owls late at night. After college and a few years on the West Coast, Campbell and her then-husband settled on a tick-infested Ozark hilltop to raise three children amid organic gardening, milking goats, and preparing for the apocalypse. By 1980, Campbell had begun a career of piano tuning and repair. An inveterate activist, through the ‘80s and ‘90s she took a leadership role in the Arkansas chapter of the National Organization for Women, ran for school board and formed a parent-teacher group at her children’s school, joined with other concerned citizens to stop a trash-burning incinerator, and founded an environmental action/education committee. In 1999, she began efforts to bring legalized medical marijuana to Arkansas, an effort which continues today under different leadership. In 2005, she retired from her piano career with retirement in mind. Alas, her dream of opening a tea room had her by the throat, and so from late 2008 through December 2011, she made that dream a reality with Trailside Café and Tea Room in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Finally sanity prevailed. She has now blown up the road between her rural home and town in order to devote herself to writing. She is the author of Rex Perkins: A Biography. Follow her at her blog and on Facebook.

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Environmental Poisons Hurting Our Nation’s Children—Especially Low Income Families

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

  By Denele Campbell As of 2002, the majority of Medicaid beneficiaries (54%) were children under the age of six years. Contrary to the popular myth of aging slackers, drug addicts, and welfare queens sucking [...]

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Get Over It, Because Only Productive Dialogue Leads to Understanding

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Did anyone think that he would suddenly veer off the positions in which the political right has grown increasingly entrenched for the last 50 years? I didn’t. By Denele Campbell Tuesday I attended a [...]

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Another War with the Indians.

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Denele Campbell This past weekend I attended my 50-year class reunion. While I was there, I visited the fabulous Coleman Theater, a restored 1930s opera house that graces the main street of Miami [...]

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This is Why Homeschooling Could Begin the Downfall of Civilization.

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo: street against   By Denele Campbell   In mid-June the Arkansas Department of Education announced a public comment period on the implementation of new rules regarding home schooled students. But don't worry if you [...]

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An Update on the Duggars.

July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

  By Denele Campbell One year ago, the Duggar family’s oldest son Josh had his coming out party as a pervert. News broke of his serial molestation of five young girls. Four were his sisters. [...]

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Is LGBT New?

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Denele Campbell Is LGBT new? Is it the craven abandon of our modern godless age that foments such perversion, as social conservatives believe? Briefly, no. The Greek island of Lesbos, currently under pressure [...]

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