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Conflicted interests

Subscriber onlyModerately Republican long before hard-right Republicanism rose to power in Arkansas, the Impact Management Group of Little Rock is a prominent political consulting firm that walks a delicate balance. Continue reading...

Comptroller Appeal Looks Unreasonable

Subscriber onlyTrust is a crucial factor in the employer-employee relationship. That's true in the private sector and even more so in the public sector, where employees are entrusted with money taken from residents and companies through the power of taxation. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Lottery Shifts Plan In Search Of Money

Subscriber onlyLottery-related news broke on two fronts last week. Both involve money, or rather the lack of it, from the games that fund college scholarships. Continue reading...

Save the Fulbrights

The latest victim of mediocrity

Subscriber onlyWITH ITS talent for doing just the wrong thing, or at least avoiding the right one, the U.S. State Department has decided to follow the latest trend in American higher education—right over the nearest cliff. Continue reading...

On the nature of evil

Take the word of an old devil

Subscriber onlyThere may be at least as many definitions of the news as there are sections of the paper—from the sports to business to the comic strips to the front page, not excluding the classifieds and all the other ads. News is Man Bites Dog, the unusual. Continue reading...

Happy birthday, Mr. Shakespeare

Subscriber onlyIf anniversaries are a good time for taking stock, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday today offers the perfect reason to ask about his plays and poems, and what the future may hold for them. Continue reading...

Going to extremes

Part and partisan

Subscriber onlyWhen news of a baby on the way prompts derision rather than just being happy for the couple, perhaps we’ve taken extremism too far. Continue reading...

Downtown revivals

Subscriber onlyThey held the third in a series of public meetings on the future of downtown Hot Springs last week. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyOn myth versus truth Let me try to help Phyllis Farish. In her letter she asks: “How can there be a myth without a truth?” Continue reading...

Alcohol Gets Rough Ride In Lowell

Subscriber onlyAre alcohol sales at public festivals and events harmless acceptance of relaxed, modern social mores or do they represent acquiescence to harmful behavior just because everyone else is doing it? Continue reading...

Commentary: Judge's Actions Hurts Impartiality of Judiciary

Subscriber onlyThe controversy surrounding Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio has raised an important question about judicial independence as Arkansas nears the May 20 party primaries and judicial elections. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs noises

Explain how this ordinance would be enforced

Subscriber onlyAH, THE LITTLE Switzerland in this state that we refer to as Eureka Springs! Continue reading...

BP, four years later

Subscriber onlyFour years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the birds, sea life, waters and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Multitudes of creatures and habitats were wiped out—and continue to suffer—but outrageously, environmental restoration has barely even begun. Continue reading...

And in summation . . . .

Subscriber onlyIN THE EVENT Gentle Reader missed our president’s Mission Accomplished statement during the course of his last press conference, or just may have gotten in the understandable habit of tuning him out whenever hearing his now familiar voice, it’s simple enough to sum up Mr. Obama’s latest declaration of victory on behalf of Obamacare, formally and ironically known as the Affordable Care Act—no matter how unaffordable it may prove. Continue reading...

Too-rapid growth

Subscriber onlyThe concept of balle balle! or “quick, quick!” is at the very core of Koreans’ view of themselves. After rising from the ashes of war in the 1950s, bouncing back from financial collapse in the late 1990s, and growing into a technology-and-entertainment powerhouse over the last decade, South Korea has turned its ability to get the job done into a national hallmark. Continue reading...

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