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Resets we have known

Subscriber onlyOn September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Earlier this month, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyLeslie Putman's recent letter called the Republican debate a "Punch and Judy" show, and gave thanks for President Barack Obama's superb governing. Was I reading the comics? Continue reading...

Hail to the Chief (Justice)

You’re just what Arkansas needs

Subscriber onlyTalk about Order in the Court, the newly appointed chief justice of the state's Supreme Court--Howard Brill--sounds like just what the court, the state, the governor, and all of us were looking for. And could only hope for at our most optimistic moments. Continue reading...

Squashing the wrong problems

Subscriber onlyYou know when you're on your porch, and you notice a spider crawling by, but then you look closer and realize it's not a black widow or a brown recluse, so it's not poisonous, but then you wonder if maybe you could be wrong, so therefore it could be a threat, and plus it's a nuisance? Continue reading...

Thumbing it

UA basketball coach gets Long’s words of support

Subscriber onlyArkansas fans can now ramp up their level of excitement even more, realizing that as of today the start of the 2015 football season is just a week away. But as we considered our thumbs ups and thumbs downs this week, our attention turned instead to the 2015-16 Arkansas basketball team. Continue reading...

Fulbright, others inducted

Women’s Hall of Fame has plenty to choose from

Subscriber onlyWhen the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame honored its inaugural class of inductees last week, it only made sense that Roberta Fulbright was among the honorees. Continue reading...

The truth about Wildfires

Intensity of modern blazes affects our ability to control them

Subscriber onlyNorthern California's burning. Oregon's ablaze. Three firefighters died in Washington recently. In other words: same sad stories, new year. Continue reading...

In praise of losers

Subscriber onlyThere is a romance to losing, at least on a grand scale, that no string of victories can match. Who really loves the New York Yankees? Who does not sigh a sigh for the ever-doomed Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a World Series since . . . when, 1908? Continue reading...

Security on a private email server

Subscriber onlyThe name of the game is You Make the Call. You are the State Department's designated chief information security official. It is Jan. 22, 2009. Continue reading...

One monument

Subscriber onlyArkansas, which is poised to erect a new Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of its state Capitol, recently rejected a request by a Hindu group to erect a statue of the god Hanuman there. Continue reading...

The fate of Paris' les dames pipi

Subscriber onlyEleven women have caught the attention of the thousands of tourists visiting Paris' celebrated Montmartre neighborhood. They are les dames pipi--the peepee ladies. Continue reading...

Plea deal unlikely for Edward Snowden

Subscriber onlyThe window for former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to reach a plea agreement with the U.S. Justice Department is closing quickly. Continue reading...

The heat is on in the Middle East

Subscriber onlyHere's a bet about the future of Sunni, Shiite, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Israeli relations: If they don't end their long-running conflicts, Mother Nature is going to destroy them all long before they destroy one another. Continue reading...

Banishment of the Southern belle

Subscriber onlyWhen administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? Continue reading...

A devil's definition of equality

Subscriber onlyEvery once in a while, an academic suggests something upside down, wrong-side up. Like this one: Good families are unfair. Here's today's "you can't make this up" story. Continue reading...

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