JOHN BRUMMETT: Second is the new first

Subscriber onlyProbably the best way to begin today would be to warn Donald Trump partisans that I will engage over the next several paragraphs in yet more of what they'll call "whining" about the preposterous second-place president's tragic if legitimate victory. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Robbie Newton

Yoda of distance

Subscriber onlyWhat's a fella to do when he reaches 70 and his golf game reflects it? Losing yards on a drive can be downright discouraging, especially when even older friends are knocking it past you. Continue reading...

Letters

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Parents need to be teaching respect, not rights

Subscriber onlyParents need to be teaching respect, not rights Continue reading...

Fran Alexander: Rockin' for a river

Musicians set to raise money for river movement

Subscriber onlyOne of the more innocent notions we humans want to believe is that there is fairness within our government's policies. People usually don't find out otherwise until they are personally affected or until there is a threat to something very important and much bigger than themselves. At this awakening, folks choose to be either passive or active in their reactions to forces that are changing, and sometimes destroying, that which they cherish. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Gen. Lee, move out

State should at least separate Lee, King observances

Subscriber onlyThe application of present-day sensitivities to the complexities of Southern life in the mid-1800s makes it simple for some Americans to view Robert E. Lee as the personification of the evil that was slavery. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyParents need to be teaching respect, not rights Continue reading...

How to punish the poor

Take away choice and dignity, too

Subscriber onlyIt s not enough that Arkansas poor have little or no money; now those in state government convinced that they know what’s best for the poor would take away their dignity, too. By telling them just how they may spend the few dollars they do have. “I want the kids in our state to have sippy cups full of milk and juice, not Mountain Dew and Pepsi,” says state Representative Mary Bentley of Perryville and Social Engineering. Continue reading...

BRADLEY R. GITZ: How soon we forget

Subscriber onlyThe 25th anniversary of the most important event of our lifetimes--the collapse of the Soviet Union--slipped by a few weeks ago with hardly anyone noticing. Continue reading...

Landmines left

Subscriber onlyBarack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were in part overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and in part by Obama's own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama's last acts. Two of them were simply shocking. Continue reading...

Letters

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Greg Harton: Brother, can you spare a dollar?

Supreme Court ruling clears way for panhandlers

Subscriber onlyWord of a new level of permissiveness for beggars has quickly spread among the homeless and destitute. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlySign removal may become a campaign strategy Continue reading...

Watch deeds, not words

Subscriber onlyEveryone stands when the president enters the room. It’s protocol, a deserved sign of respect for the office and the American people who select its occupant. Continue reading...

Mr. President

And commander-in-chief

Subscriber onlyFor too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. Continue reading...

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