Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyLoose dogs on trails Continue reading...

Protect the kids

Medicaid caps not the answer

Subscriber onlyI have had the honor and privilege to practice pediatrics for the past 34 years in Little Rock at a pediatric clinic, which is proud to see all patients--those with private insurance, Medicaid and those who are uninsured. Continue reading...

Why we fight more

Subscriber onlyThere are three major reasons why our politics have become so nasty and even violent--one political, one cultural, and one technological. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyCan't afford the cuts Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyLindsey’s service to the region deserving of kudos Continue reading...

Warming in the classroom

Subscriber onlyThere is a bubbling controversy about how to teach “man-made global warming” in the classroom. Is it a scientific certainty about which there can be no dispute? Or is it a theory about which people with differing viewpoints can have a legitimate debate? Continue reading...

Greg Harton: When the water is deep …

Northwest Arkansas’ poverty an anchor to its future

Subscriber onlyIf Northwest Arkansas’ unemployment rate is so low the experts question whether there’s even statistical room for it to go lower, why does the region have such a big — and in many cases growing — population of people in poverty? Continue reading...

Abortion care?

Is that what it’s called nowadays?

Subscriber onlyREMEMBER when the debate was about Pregnancy Related Services? And the debate was fierce, with folks like Ted Kennedy in Washington pounding his desk, demanding more of it. At first, many of us wondered why. What was all the fuss about? How could anybody be against pregnancy related services? Why, that has to be something like free prenatal vitamins and maybe a government-sponsored foot rub for the lady. Of course, as slow as we are, we did eventually catch up to euphemism in this debate. Pregnancy related services meant pregnancy ending services, aka abortion on demand. Continue reading...

Plans to move Willow Heights residents upsetting

Subscriber onlyI am upset about the plans for Willow Heights and I just found out that the Housing Authority agreed to sell the property for $1.2 million, which is the final outrage. Has nobody toured South Fayetteville lately and seen the many expensive green houses going up? Doesn't anyone know how expensive lots have become that are this close to downtown. The site is beautifully placed and is historic. Over a million might have sounded like a good deal five years ago in that area but it is now quite a steal at five times that. Continue reading...

PAUL GREENBERG: Take me out to the ballgame

Subscriber onlyOrgan music belongs in great cathedrals. And what better or older American cathedral than a minor-league ballpark like the one in North Little Rock, Ark., with its little retro bandbox of a ballfield? That's where the Arkansas Travelers take on all comers in the AA Texas League to musical accompaniment provided by 29-year-old Trey Trimble, who takes the crowd back to an older, more innocent time. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: It happened again

Forgotten children

Subscriber onlyCan so many adults really that inattentive and irresponsible? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A message that connects

Subscriber onlyThe state Democratic Party's executive committee invited me Saturday to talk about state politics for 2018. I'd never delivered a pre-emptive eulogy before. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: 'Legislative crack'

Subscriber onlyThere was no discussion, no debate. It was done quickly, like swallowing medicine with a bitter aftertaste. Continue reading...

Conquering Washington

The NRA shows how it’s done by building a huge political influence over the past few decades

Subscriber onlyDespite predictions to the contrary, gun rights in America appear not only to have survived the Obama administration, but to have thrived. Continue reading...

Education by subscription

Subscriber onlyArkansas was among the last states in the nation to create a public school system. While many early Arkansas leaders spoke of the need for one, the state was unwilling to spend the money. Continue reading...

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