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Bella Vista Village Must Recognize Changes

Subscriber onlyWriter Nancy Brennan (Public Viewpoint, March 28) asks us to recall why we moved to Bella Vista. She lists things like the seven lakes and golf courses, marinas, clubhouses, tennis courts and pools and all the rest along with the beautiful natural features of the village. She also mentions low property taxes. So I recalled some of the reasons we relocated here. Continue reading...

Death Penalty Losing Any Effectiveness

Subscriber onlyLike many Arkansans, we experience a mix of emotions when it comes to the death penalty. Continue reading...

Here, there, everywhere

Okay, maybe just all over Argenta’s arts district

Subscriber onlyWE SAW it in the paper, your paper, Arkansas’ Newspaper, the other day. It said the good folks in the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock had put together a photo exhibit and a weeklong movie festival featuring the Beatles. The promise was that some of the photos were rare indeed, and might be new to even the most ardent Beatles fan. Well, then. . . . Continue reading...

Three expensive milliseconds

Subscriber onlyWe’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America’s biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Continue reading...

The slow-motion invasion

Subscriber onlyA week ago militants seized government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities in what Secretary of State John F. Kerry charged was “an illegal and illegitimate effort” by Russia to “create a contrived crisis with paid operatives.” Continue reading...

Paging Dr.Welby

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON—When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. Continue reading...

Fire in Eureka

Subscriber onlyIt must have been fate that left me standing alongside Travis Walton in the men’s room at the comfy Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs last week. He was taller than D.B. Sweeney, who portrayed Walton in the popular 1993 movie, Fire in the Sky. Continue reading...

One risky gambit

Subscriber onlyI applaud the grand concept, but recognize the hollow tactic. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyCannot set up camp Looking forward to retirement was my dream. However, I became disabled at age 62, forcing me to take early retirement from work, where I loved my job for 29 years. After much physical therapy, I was finally able to go camping and fishing with my husband of 43 years. Continue reading...

Keep Investigating The Questions

Subscriber onlyIn response to Rod Greig's viewpoint regarding contradictions throughout the Bible, I share with him that the Bible can indeed be difficult to understand and appear contradictory, but where one sees contradictions, it is often not digging into the context where challenges arise. While all 66 books that make up the Bible are ordained by God, they are written by man. And just as today there are multiple viewpoints of the same event, we find that also in the Bible. While I see a partly sunny day, you might see it as partly cloudy. Continue reading...

Commentary: Is There A Better Future For Fayetteville's College Avenue?

Subscriber onlyFayetteville has, in a way, evolved into a tale of two cities over the last few decades. Continue reading...

Harrison Battles Foe Of Racism

Subscriber onlyOur fellow Arkansans in Harrison have had a tough bout lately. Continue reading...

Keep this man around

But when he’s wrong, let him know (politely)

Subscriber only“I can’t spare this man—he fights.” —A. Lincoln speaking of U.S. Grant. Continue reading...

Thought police on patrol

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON—Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to the Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy. Continue reading...

Let’s think this through

Subscriber onlyIn the fiscal year that ended in October, U.S. authorities deported almost 370,000 immigrants, continuing a record-setting pace begun late in the Bush administration and sustained by the Obama administration. Continue reading...

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