Death and tax cuts

Subscriber onlyAcross the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act and will lose it if the act is repealed. And after all that inveighing against the evils of Obamacare, it turns out that they've got nothing. Continue reading...

Dark drama in Cave Springs

Subscriber onlyI've exercised an impressive level of darn-near superhuman willpower to refrain from commenting on all the Tontitown-like turmoil unfolding in little Cave Springs. Yet, alas, valued readers, today I've have failed after finally enjoying all the darkened drama I could stand without offering a thought. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyRepair, don't repeal Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyFayetteville should tackle homelessness now Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyTo protect campuses, there must be a better way Continue reading...

Letters to the editor

Subscriber onlyPanhandlers are manipulating people Continue reading...

DANA D. KELLEY: Words to fare well by

Subscriber onlyEvery Fourth of July, I encourage readers, friends and colleagues to re-read the Declaration of Independence from 1776. Similarly, every 22nd of February is a good time to re-read George Washington's Farewell Address, written and published 20 years after the Declaration. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyA betrayal of values Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Crisis of Faith (and Tim)

Visit to Nashville turns family into semi-stalkers

Subscriber onlyI spent the weekend stalking Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Continue reading...

Beauty on the border

Sights, sounds illuminate migrants’ journey

Subscriber onlyWHAT A timely topic. It’s as if Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art anticipated the current political uproar along the U.S.-Mexican border and arranged to show an exhibit that reveals how contemporary art is capable of handling contemporary issues. Continue reading...

NATO’s free riders

Subscriber onlyNATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member. That’s a healthy dose of reassurance in a world where terrorism and Russia pose menacing threats. Yet 23 of those countries don’t pay their fair share for that NATO protection. Continue reading...

Walter E. Williams: Nothing’s free

Subscriber onlyIt was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something being free and something having a zero price. For example, people say that there’s free public education and there are free libraries, but public education and libraries cost money. Proof that they have costs is the fact that somebody has to have less of something by giving up tax money so that schools and libraries can be produced and operated. A much more accurate statement is that we have zero-price public education and libraries. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyHobson shows disgust for faith-based voices Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Friends and enemies

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is an updated and revised version of a column first published online-only Wednesday. Continue reading...

Thompson, Brummett should move to coast

Subscriber onlyWow! It seems Doug Thompson thinks the KGB is about to occupy the White House and start serving vodka at all state dinners. Did Doug watch or read "Red Dawn," "The Hunt for Red October," "The Russians Are Coming," "Reds" and "Dr. Zhivago" all in the same day? Did he have a nightmare about being taken over by Communists? Continue reading...

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