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Other Voices New law creates barrier for independent candidates

Mar 19, 2014 6:41pm

Coming soon to your ballot: not very many independents. That’s not unusual because it’s hard to run as an independent, and they rarely win. But this year there will be even fewer than in the last...

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Other Voices Private Option faces shaky November

Mar 12, 2014 7:09pm

Almost 130,000 Arkansans have been approved for health insurance coverage under the private option, but whether it survives another year depends on three other sets of numbers: 75, 27, and 11-4....

Sitting at the Alzheimer roundtable

Feb 26, 2014 6:04pm

The 19th century poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold once observed, “Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something...

Other Voices Saving private option

Jan 29, 2014 3:28pm

The Arkansas General Assembly will kick off its third fiscal session in a little over a week and there is little doubt what will dominate the debate.

Committee meetings on the budget are...

Other Voices Responding to Darr and Shoffner

Jan 15, 2014 6:41pm

Arkansas has seven constitutional officers: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and land commissioner. In the past year, two of them, first...

Other Voices War Memorial needs a Natural State Bowl

Jan 15, 2014 6:42pm

With the Arkansas Razorbacks out of the bowl picture again, I’ve turned to the Arkansas State Red Wolves for my home state bowl fix the past two years. They did not disappoint with a thrilling win...

Other Voices 50 years of committed journey

Jan 15, 2014 6:43pm

My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In a world that coined the term “starter marriage,” such accomplishments are all too rare.

While I have an obvious bias, I believe...

Spray painting de Tocqueville

Jan 01, 2014 6:02am

The Internet has been described as a kind of “great equalizer” in that it holds the power to give otherwise voiceless masses a platform for public opinion.

I tend to regard this sentiment...

Toward a less angry America

Jan 01, 2014 6:02am

There’s a verse, Proverbs 22:24, that says in the King James Bible, “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go.”

The verse is both a warning and a...

Other Voices Raising taxes on pastors

Dec 18, 2013 5:46pm

Many pastors across the country are paying attention to a federal court case in Wisconsin that could have a big impact on their taxes.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled...

Putting off the hard choices, again

Dec 18, 2013 5:45pm

Republicans and Democrats fight about a lot of things, but one thing they agree about: When in doubt, put off the hard choices.

If the $17 trillion national debt wasn’t proof enough of this...

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