JOHN BRUMMETT: Viable law of the land

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Supreme Court has now produced a trilogy on abortion. Continue reading...

Media, politicians don't know to respond to shootings

Subscriber onlyAmazing reactions to the recent Orlando massacre. President Obama didn't know the motivation of the shooter and says it wasn't part of a "plot." Someone plotted it. Continue reading...

Arkansas can win

Casinos are economic boon

Subscriber onlyThe recent editorial by this paper titled "Still, let's not" included a laundry list of basic arguments as to why voters should reject the proposed constitutional amendment to authorize one casino in each of Boone, Miller, and Washington counties. Continue reading...

Letters

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NWA editorial: A dangerous high

Study of synthetic pot compounds a necessity

Subscriber onlyHave you ever heard of fugu? Continue reading...

It’s all about them

Subscriber onlyLet us utter a quiet prayer of thanks for the private graveside service for friends and family. It was the only thing that left Muhammad Ali’s leave-taking with a shred of simple human dignity. The rest was a concatenation of self-infatuated egos. political causes of the pop-left persuasion, and Carnival in Rio. Continue reading...

Quit—or else

Subscriber onlyWHO SAYS the law has no sense of irony? In the name of “protecting and maintaining the integrity of the judiciary,” a majority of the state’s highest court has decided to curtail it—severely. How? By stripping judges of their retirement pay if they choose to stay on the bench upon reaching the age of 70. Continue reading...

A global lesson

Subscriber onlyIn the case of the Brexit, many factors played a role. Terrorism, immigration and, some would argue, xenophobia not to mention concerns over sclerotic economic growth—contributed to the decision by the majority of British voters to re-establish their national independence. Continue reading...

The bear growls

Russians continue harassment of U.S. personnel

Subscriber onlyRussian intelligence and security services have been waging a campaign of harassment and intimidation against U.S. diplomats, embassy staff and their families in Moscow and several other European capitals that has rattled ambassadors and prompted Secretary of State John Kerry to ask Vladimir Putin to put a stop to it. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Firing arrows into the air

A governor’s residence, a college football stadium, a public-school battle in Little Rock and the presidential choice from Hades — these and other matters cry out for an overdue firing of conventional wisdom’s ever-fickle arrows of fate. Continue reading...

Pack it up, please

Brexit, here's the door

Subscriber onlyOne of the quickest ways to make me roll my eyes (other than using tired talking points or debunked stories, hyperpartisanship ...) is to use a hackneyed portmanteau word. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: The black bathhouses

Subscriber onlyDuring a recent visit to the Hot Springs National Park visitors' center in the Fordyce Bathhouse, I was intrigued by an exhibit outlining the tradition of black employees in the city's white bathhouses. The exhibit also chronicled the history of bathhouses for blacks during the segregation era. Couple that with a tradition of Negro League teams holding baseball spring training in Hot Springs and it's evident that the Spa City was an oasis for black visitors at a time when segregation had a stranglehold on the rest of the region. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlySet high bar for U.S. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Voting for or against?

Poll shows influence of “never him/her” voters

Subscriber onlyAlmost half of the Arkansas electorate prefers Donald Trump as the next president, if a new state poll is to be believed. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Abusing our trust

Acts of a few hurt credibility of all public officials

Subscriber onlyIt must be frustrating to be an honest public official in local government in Arkansas. Continue reading...

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