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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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<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...

<p>Rick Fahr</p>

Farm Bill would level playing field

Jul 06, 2012 3:40pm

The Farm Bill that passed the Senate last week has a little bit in it for everybody, save families who use food stamps.

Food stamp funding would drop about 5 percent if the bill becomes law...

<p>Matthew Pate</p>

Uncertain death, certain taxes, justice unclear

Jul 05, 2012 7:58pm

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Arkansas struck down the state’s law governing the execution of inmates held by the Arkansas Department of Correction. The Method of Execution Act of 2009 was found...

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