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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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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...

2 trends changing American life

Dec 20, 2012 12:07pm

Dr. James Johnson, a demographer from North Carolina, spoke to school board members from across Arkansas Dec. 5 about disruptive trends, some of which are so big that there’s no way they...

Backing off the no-tax pledge

Dec 05, 2012 6:01am

Some congressional Republicans are beginning to back off that “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” they signed. That’s a hopeful sign, because they never should have signed such a pledge at all, and if...

Commonsense It’s all about people helping people

Nov 28, 2012 6:00am

I opened my Galaxy today, reading about the horrific fog-related vehicle pile-up on I-10 out of Houston. What a shock after all the Thanksgiving food and fun. Probably, many of the folks had...

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