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A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...

Chrome, black and red

Sep 25, 2014 5:05pm

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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...

Other Voices Justice bound, gagged and bought

Mar 19, 2014 6:41pm

As a criminologist, I have seen time and again that the process one is due and the justice one is accorded depend largely on one’s bank account.

Nowhere is this point more clear than in a...

Other Voices 5 things parents don’t mean to teach their kids

Mar 19, 2014 6:45pm

Parents do the best they can to raise you with the tools they have. Many parents would be shocked to know that their children were little sponges, soaking up every word and action and interpreting...

Other Voices The cost of raising minimum wage

Mar 12, 2014 7:08pm

One policy initiative President Barack Obama highlighted in his State of the Union is to increase the federal minimum wage. A fellow Democrat, our own Sen. Mark Pryor, is not echoing Obama’s...

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...

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