DANA D. KELLEY: Emancipation asterisk

Subscriber onlyOne of the more significant commemorations regarding the War Between the States is President Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed on this date in 1862. Continue reading...

DAN GREENBERG: Healthy limits

Keep checks and balances secure

Subscriber onlyShould Arkansas' judiciary be answerable to no other branch of government? Or should it be part of a robust system of checks and balances? That question is at the heart of the dispute over Senate Joint Resolution 8, a tort-reform measure that voters will decide upon in next year's general election. Continue reading...

The dazed state

Hooked on ‘medical’ dope

Subscriber onlyAt last cumulative count, Arkansas had 322 applicants for 37 licenses to grow and/or sell what's been dubbed "medical" marijuana in what used to be called the Natural State, only the rush to become legalized dope dealers is proving decidedly unnatural. Folks at the state's Finance and Administration Department now report that enterprises whose names allude to pot can be found all over Arkansas' map. Names such as Down South Dispensary, Arkansas Green Cross, Delta Cannabis Co. and Emerald's Medical Marijuana Dispensary. A fellow could get high and hazy just by reading the extensive list. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyFuture of the Buffalo Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Aching for explanation

Strained knee and the mysteries of aging

Subscriber onlySo I may very well have reached a new high (or low, depending ... ) in the "so, you did what, exactly?" department. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyHealthy creek, lake can co-exist in Bella Vista Continue reading...

NWA Editorial: Welcome, bikers

Influx a chance to make ambassadors for NW Arkansas

Subscriber onlyBy the time many reader see this, the September sun will have risen on parts of Northwest Arkansas in which a low hum serves as a constant reminder that we have guests in our midst. Continue reading...

Healthy creek, lake can co-exist in Bella Vista

Subscriber onlyThank you for printing my earlier letter in the Democrat-Gazette concerning Bella Vista Lake. From the Aug. 30 article in The Weekly Vista, I feel we can now have an informed discussion. The lake was established in 1915 because, as Mr. Chris Fuller said in the article, it's in a lowland area. It doesn't matter if it is a lake or creek, the water will congregate there. Do we want an organized gathering of water or a chaotic approach? A dam keeps a consistent level of water in the area. The creek will swell with rain but afterwards it becomes a low-water stream with ponds of stagnant, algae-covered water around it, which is what is happening now. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Rush to a ruse

Subscriber onlyRepublicans promised for years to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was the essence of their rise to power. Continue reading...

How to steal from kids

The best of intentions go bad

Subscriber onlyThe federal government's Summer Feeding Program is a well-intentioned effort to make sure poor kids don't go hungry, and make wise choices in the cafeteria when they go to school. But we all should have learned by now where even the best of intentions can lead. In this state's case, they lead straight to scandal. For there's no government program so pure in conception that in execution it can't be corrupted by the usual thieves in public servant's clothing. Continue reading...

Opening doors

Decade of global trade milestones

Subscriber onlyWorld Trade Center Arkansas (WTCA) has fostered successful partnerships leading to increased global trade opportunities for Arkansas. This is an important milestone that we will recognize this week as we continue to build relationships with the world. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyThe Bielema dilemma Continue reading...

Woody Bassett: 'The Vietnam War' delivers history's lessons

Subscriber onlyAfter watching the first two episodes of the comprehensive and high-quality 10-part documentary The Vietnam War, now airing on PBS stations throughout America, I decided to change the play at the line of scrimmage. I shelved what I had already written on another topic in order to offer a few comments about this sobering and even-handed documentary, one which has been described as a "staggering achievement," among many other superlatives. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Fayetteville gets protective for big crowds

Subscriber onlySome of us and our dear readers may spend the next couple of days with fingers in their ears to shield themselves from the roar of motorcycle engines as the 2017 version of Bikes, Blues & BBQ comes to life in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. Thankfully, that won't necessarily involve thumbs, so we've still got a chance to give up- and downturned digits on a few news items this week: Continue reading...

Who’s a conservative?

And who just calls himself one?

Subscriber onlyRush Limbaugh—yes, he’s still going around and around on your radio dial. True to his name, he’s still rushing in where angels fear to go. And he still tends to leap to every conclusion in sight except the sensible one. Just the other day, he decried the rush of anyone with good sense and/or a good memory to get out of Hurricane Irma’s blustering, shattering and battering way and head for higher ground. Continue reading...

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