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  • Our nation is in the midst of a historic crime wave that’s affecting Americans of every background and walk of life.This surge in violence includes a shocking rise in hate crimes against our fellow citizens of Asian descent. Last year, the total number of hate crimes in America’s largest cities dropped by seven percent—but they surged by nearly 150 percent against Asian-Americans.Often these hate crimes target the elderly and the frail—people who can’t even fight back against their vicious... Read More
  • Vanita Gupta is President Biden’s nominee to be Associate Attorney General. She is unfit for that role. She is unfit because of her radical view that every single American citizen and every single institution in the United States is inherently racist. She is unfit because she lacks the temperament to do the job, as evidenced by her relentless attacks on the integrity and character of judges and Senators alike, seemingly anytime she has disagreed with them. And she is certainly unfit based on her... Read More
  • The Senate is considering the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Without question, the Senate should reject this nomination.In the midst of this pandemic, America deserves a health secretary who is solely focused on getting shots in arms, getting kids back to school, and getting parents back to work. But that’s not Mr. Becerra. Over his long career in politics, his primary passion has been ramming through a... Read More
  • Today the Senate will vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be Attorney General of the United States. I will oppose this nomination.I was open-minded, at first, about Judge Garland’s nomination. He has long had a reputation as a fair-minded Judge. But since being nominated, my confidence in Judge Garland has been undermined. First by his evasive, haughty refusal to answer some of the most basic questions we would expect from an Attorney General. The kind of evasion he... Read More
  • Most Americans know that there are two sexes, male and female, and that sex is rooted in science. Most Americans also know that we ought to treat all people—including those who feel conflicted about their gender—with respect and dignity, without sacrificing the truth in the process.These beliefs though are now under attack from some of the most powerful corporations in the history of the world. Just a few weeks ago, while House Democrats were passing their far-left Equality Act and the left-wing... Read More
  • Thank you, Roger, for that kind introduction. I’d like to speak today about the greatest foreign-policy challenge America faces: our new Cold War with China. There’s no better group to address on this topic than the Reagan Foundation, which bears the name of the president who won America’s first Cold War—without firing a shot, just as we want to win this new Cold War.Today I’m releasing a report, titled “Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War.” This document details a strategy... Read More
  • On Wednesday, just moments after Joe Biden took office, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sanctioned 28 members of the outgoing administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, and UN Ambassador Kelly Craft.According to Chinese state media, these Trump officials were guilty of ‘crazy moves which gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs.’ Those ‘crazy’ moves include, presumably, condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s genocidal campaign... Read More
  • December 10, 2020

    Cotton Honors Joe Morgan

    Arkansas is known as the Natural State, and few have been more dedicated to preserving Arkansas in all of its natural beauty than Joe Morgan. Joe passed away last month at age 76.  Joe was a life-long Arkansan. He studied at Little Rock University—now the University of Arkansas-Little Rock—and he worked for many years as a car dealer for great American companies, like General Motors and Chevrolet. He also served on the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission. But Joe will... Read More
  • I am very pleased the Senate has just passed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act, 96-1, a bill that will bring relief to many Americans suffering from a terrible disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. People with ALS tragically lose the ability to control their muscles, leading to paralysis and ultimately death. There is no cure. Many are familiar with ALS because of the baseball legend who succumbed to it at the height of his career, Lou Gehrig. Others know Lou... Read More
  • November 18, 2020

    Our Pilgrim Fathers

    A great American anniversary is upon us.  Four hundred years ago this Saturday, a battered old ship called the Mayflower arrived in the waters off Cape Cod.  The passengers aboard the Mayflower are, in many ways, our first founders.  Daniel Webster called them “Our Pilgrim Fathers” on the two hundredth anniversary of this occasion.  Regrettably, we haven’t heard much about this anniversary of the Mayflower; I suppose the Pilgrims have fallen out of... Read More
  • June 22, 2020

    The Danger of Mob Rule

    “I hope I am over wary; but if I am not, there is, even now, something of ill omen, amongst us. I mean the increasing disregard for law which pervades the country; the growing disposition to substitute the wild and furious passions, in lieu of the sober judgment of courts; and the worse than savage mobs, for the executive ministers of justice. This disposition is awfully fearful in any community; and that it now exists in ours, though grating to our feelings to admit, it would be a... Read More
  • Cancel culture.   We hear that in the news a lot these days. The idea that we all need safe spaces from mean words—trigger warnings on op ed's or TV shows—that might constitute a micro aggression.   This is the language of the campus social-justice seminar, but increasingly it's the language of our workplace and our culture.   We saw an instance of it just last week at the New York Times. I published an op-ed there that said simply, while we respect peaceful... Read More
  • March 25, 2020

    The Days Ahead

    The deadly coronavirus that emerged from China late last year has now spread across the globe. The Chinese Communist Party deceived the world-even their own people-and unleashed the worst pandemic in a century on us all. Now it falls to us to defeat it. Here at home, a strange and unsettling hush has fallen over much of the country, as businesses close and millions of Americans brace for what's to come. In New York, Seattle, New Orleans, and elsewhere, preparation for the virus has ended. The... Read More
  • Yesterday, the Senate passed my resolution to honor the life of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who heroically tried to warn his fellow citizens and the world about the Wuhan coronavirus late last year.   Dr. Li tragically fell victim to that very disease—but not before he was victimized by his own government, the Chinese Communist Party.   Li was 34 years old when he passed away of coronavirus on February 7th. He had a wife, a young child, and another young child on the way. His... Read More
  • This week the Senate has another chance to vote on basic pro-life protections for babies, both born and unborn. This week we have another choice to live up to our nation's highest principle-that every person has the right to life-or stoop down to a narrow vision of humanity peddled by the abortion industry and its cronies. The first bill we're considering, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when there is clear scientific evidence... Read More
  • In the next few days, Senate Democrats will move to discharge a war powers resolution to tie the president's hands in defending this nation against Iran and terrorist masterminds like Qassam Soleimani. Let's think about how we got here and the implications of this reckless action. Qassam Soleimani has the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands, and hundreds of thousands of innocent souls across the Middle East. For more than 20 years, he was the supreme leader's most trusted lieutenant,... Read More
  • Navy Storekeeper 1st Class John William Craig of Monroe, Arkansas perished aboard the USS Oklahoma on December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy. On that day, Imperial Japanese bombers shattered the morning calm at Pearl Harbor, killing Petty Officer Craig and more than 2,000 of his brothers in arms.   Nearly eight decades later, however, his remains were listed as “unknown” and interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. He was... Read More
  • The New York Times has recently obtained a secret trove of documents from the highest ranks of the Chinese Communist Party. Those documents reveal some chilling, terrifying details about Beijing’s campaign to stamp out all dissent and religious diversity in Xinjiang Province in northwest China, where the Party has concentrated more than one million Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other minorities in reeducation camps.   These documents bring to mind George Orwell’s famous novel 1984, not... Read More
  • I come to the floor today with the senior senator for Arkansas, Senator Boozman, to celebrate a great anniversary. 200 years ago this week, the very first newspaper in Arkansas was published. It was called The Arkansas Gazette; today we know it as The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. It’s the oldest paper west of the Mississippi, an institution in our state, and a credit to the many outstanding journalists who have made it possible over two centuries.   From its first... Read More
  • Army Corporal Jerry Garrison was reported missing in action on December 2, 1950. After all these years, Corporal Garrison is on his way home to be laid to rest with the full honor due to a member of the United States Armed Forces. Corporal Garrison was one of "The Chosin Few" who fought on that frozen ground to protect his fellow Soldiers and the independence of the Korean people against the communist hordes. God, in His mysterious providence, chose to call Corporal Garrison home during that... Read More