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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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Random Ramblings Conversation really is an art

Jul 10, 2013 11:49pm

The art of conversation.

What exactly does this mean? Some people have the knack of knowing what to say when you really don’t know, or can’t think of anything to say. These people know just...

Attack ads used because they work

Jun 27, 2013 12:10am

If you’ve turned on the television lately, you’ve probably noticed that negative ads for next year’s Senate race have already begun airing.

We can look forward to 17 months of this....

Oil companies flaunt state law

Jun 19, 2013 12:18am

By Roy Ockert

Most disturbing of the many allegations in a lawsuit filed jointly last week by Arkansas and the federal government in the Mayflower pipeline rupture is that the oil companies...

Other Voices Fracking: First do no harm

Jun 06, 2013 10:08am

Our country is addicted to oil and gas. In recent years the technique of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, has gotten greater attention, both positive and negative. It is a Trojan...

Other Voices War and peace in brief

Jun 06, 2013 10:08am

It may surprise some of my more conservative readers, but I couldn’t be more indifferent about the fate of pending gun control legislation now before Congress. My indifference comes from a couple...

Random Ramblings It is in the giving that we receive

Jun 06, 2013 10:08am

Volunteers are the backbone of our community. There are volunteer firefighters, hospital volunteers, volunteers in religious and civic groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H clubs, volunteers at...

Opening up the primaries

May 30, 2013 4:07am

Opening up the primaries

Just two weeks ago, Republican House Speaker Davy Carter was considered to be a top prospect to replace incumbent Gov. Mike Beebe, a term-limited Democrat.


Other Voices Budget news mostly good, some bad

May 23, 2013 12:56am

There was good news and bad news about the federal government’s finances this week. Let’s start, and end, with the good news.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week estimated that...

Shoffner’s troubles highlight need for qualified officeholder

May 23, 2013 12:29am

The arrest of state Treasurer Martha Shoffner on federal extortion charges was not a complete surprise, although the process and new allegations were unexpected.

Shoffner had endured...

A board asks chancellors to support proposed tuition-fee hikes

May 23, 2013 12:28am

Board asks chancellors to back tuition-fee hikes

By Roy Ockert

A committee of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will make...

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