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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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<p>Matthew Pate</p>

Scientifically measuring criminal man

Oct 23, 2012 10:44pm

PBS recently broadcast a superlative episode of the series, NOVA Science Now. The title of the episode was “Can Science Stop Crimes?” Host David Pogue, took viewers through the work of leading...

Commonsense Commentary — Time to exercise your birthright — vote

Oct 23, 2012 8:58pm

“Going to the polls and voting is one of the most important birth rights we have as citizens of this country.” Mike Roark, Russellville Courier editor, Oct. 7, 2012

The year was 1781....

<p>Rick Fahr</p>

Shale a divisive issue for Arkansans

Aug 06, 2012 8:31pm

If you live in a part of the state not affected by the Fayetteville Shale Play, be thankful — not because of the issues surrounding the process of extracting natural gas from underground, but...

<p>Matthew Pate</p>

Sobol offered refuge for ‘nerds’

Aug 06, 2012 8:29pm

A few days ago I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of local prison inmates. The men were recent graduates of a program designed to help them make better and more informed life choices. This...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Ballot proposals may be fatally flawed

Aug 06, 2012 8:27pm

Looks like some blowhard pundit completely misread the situation when it came to voter-initiated ballot proposals for casinos, medical marijuana and raising the severance tax – the blowhard pundit...

<p>Rick Fahr</p>

Politicians love to bash but need media

Aug 03, 2012 10:22pm

The worst-kept secret in our nation’s capital leaked out this week, albeit in a roundabout way.

The anecdotal proof came when several political reporters acknowledged that they let sources...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Finding a flaw is hard to do

Aug 03, 2012 10:17pm

Dr. Mark Miller has not fixed the country’s health care system from his solo family practice in Fayetteville. But he may have come up with part of the solution.

For the past 18 months, he’s...

Defending stones

Jul 17, 2012 6:48pm

Before heeding the call of criminal justice, I was a landscape architect. While in architecture school, I learned there is little (from an aesthetic point of view) worse than a design that almost...

Back in church — again

Jul 17, 2012 6:40pm

One Sunday per year, maybe two, found the back right pew at Saint Anthony’s Church in Weiner without me (or Dad) in it. We would get a special dispensation to miss Mass to go deer hunting.

I...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Isn’t who but what you’re voting for

Jul 17, 2012 4:34pm

“Who are you voting for?” is a question Arkansans often ask each other every couple of years. A better question in 2012 might be, “What are you voting for?”

That’s because the action this...

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