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Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

I’d like to take a moment here and send a sign of respect to those who, with kids out of school and underfoot for the Thanksgiving season, do not have time to read this. (“...

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From ashes to prosperity …

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land...

Other Voices When might defeats right

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.

This is not the...

Chrome, black and red

Sep 25, 2014 5:05pm

Woodstock Model 5N. This might not mean much to most folks, but this designation plays a significant role in American Cold War politics. It also has a special place in my life as a writer.


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...

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