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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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Building a bridge to Rwanda

Mar 19, 2013 4:01pm

Some men change careers when they turn 50. Some buy fancy sports cars. Some chase younger women.

Dale Dawson decided to adopt. A country. And he’s been joined by other prominent Arkansans....

Other Voices — Arkansas: Land of opportunists

Mar 19, 2013 3:59pm

It would be hard to overstate my love of Arkansas. My colleagues in New York can certainly attest to the fact that I hardly shut up about it. I am lucky to live here.

Like most Southern...

Parental choice, race play into school debate

Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm

Should parents in Arkansas be able to choose what schools their children attend without restriction? If so, would that result in racial resegregation in parts of the state, with mostly white...

Other Voices — Enough violence to go around

Updated: Feb 21, 2013 3:01pm

It was rather disheartening to learn that 22 U. S. senators voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act. The logic of their position flows from a contention that VAWA constitutes an...

Other Voices System fails to detect mentally ill

Feb 14, 2013 7:48am

First District Congressman Rick Crawford makes no sense when he opposes expanded background checks for people who purchase firearms while at the same time contending that we should strengthen the...

Other Voices Civic power in numbers

Feb 14, 2013 7:48am

I have regular occasion to serve as a consultant to police agencies. As such, I’m afforded the “pleasure” of watching police administrators interact with the political leadership to whom they...

Journey to the stars

Feb 08, 2013 10:47am

This week, New York’s storied Grand Central Terminal turns 100 years-old. Having lived in upstate New York for several years, Grand Central was the point from which I launched almost all of my “...

<p>Matthew Pate</p>

Other Voices No devil in these details

Jan 04, 2013 4:10pm

Why? As the nation still attempts to process the horrible Dec. 14, 2012, events of Newtown, Conn., this is the single most important, yet, elusive quarry. Chasing “why” is often referred to as...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Other Voices Just keep hitting the snooze button

Jan 04, 2013 4:09pm

My mom and I, generally the early risers of the family, were sitting at her kitchen table about 7 a.m. Dec. 25 when we heard a beeping noise. After a little searching, we decided it was coming...

Medicaid big issue for Legislature

Dec 20, 2012 12:06pm

Medicaid is likely the biggest issue facing the Legislature when it convenes in January.

The projected Medicaid deficit in the state, along with potential expansion through Obamacare, will...

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