Carbon tax far better than business as usual

Subscriber onlyThe comments by Gerald Holland in his March 22 letter on climate change and a carbon tax do not consider the virtually unanimous consensus of the scientific community that climate change exists and is man-made. Whether or not you consider carbon dioxide a pollutant, there is no doubt that it is a greenhouse gas that serves to warm the planet. The correlation between carbon dioxide levels and increased temperature of the earth is irrefutable. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: What matters: Headlines

Subscriber onlyWe are burdened with a preposterously egoman-iacal second-place president who is concerned mostly about the superficial appearances of his self-imagined grandiosity. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: ‘Clearly malfeasant’

Geologist speaks

Subscriber onlyA former 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (wheeze) has written an explosive letter claiming malfeasance and flawed findings, saying that agency inexplicably failed to consult its own geologists before issuing the original permit to C&H Hog Farms at Mount Judea. Continue reading...

How to keep us safer

And keep the rest of us safer

Subscriber onlyLet's not pretend that Senate Bill 177 is a panacea for the state's revolving-door prison system, but it represents a leap forward from what Arkansas has now. The bill requires criminals who have been locked up three or more times to serve four-fifths of their terms before being paroled. Call our current system catch and release, and it puts law-abiding citizens out in the free world at a greater risk of being assaulted or worse by the bad actors out there searching for more prey. And the job only adds to the burden of law-enforcement officers trying to serve and protect the rest of us. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyWally and the Hogs Continue reading...

President Trump's work ethic is admirable

Subscriber onlyPresident Trump's work ethic is admirable Continue reading...

What happened to the indivisible nation?

Subscriber onlyWhat happened to the indivisible nation? Continue reading...

Fran Alexander: Defend your vote or lose it

Upcoming events set to discuss right to vote, barriers

Subscriber onlyAnyone paying attention to the news during the last election must know there were reports of people not able to vote in numerous states for a variety of reasons. Too few and hard-to-locate polling places or multiple ID requirements, like producing birth certificates or passports, put up barriers to voting. In some locations poll hours were shortened, or ballots ran out, or voters just gave up after waiting hours in long lines. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Deserving our votes

Pay close attention to your local lawmakers

Subscriber onlyIt would be inspiring if all Arkansas lawmakers, like the women, men and children of Lake Wobegon, were all strong, good-looking and above average. We'd settle for two of the three. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyWhat happened to the indivisible nation? Continue reading...

BRADLEY R. GITZ: Source of the resistance

Subscriber onlyMany Americans obviously believe that Donald Trump's presidency is a national calamity. Continue reading...

No there there

The empty threat from the FOI

Subscriber onlyFor weeks now, the public has been told that its business was none of its business. Or shouldn't be. And officials and lawyers from a couple of bigger universities in this state have complained that they were at a disadvantage because of the FOIA law here in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Not so decadent after all

Subscriber onlyUnder the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been grossly exaggerated. The system lives. Continue reading...

Hail, hail, Chuck Berry

Subscriber onlyJust as there are lots of things that are debatable in life, rock ‘n’ roll has been known to pit even best friends against each other when it comes to arguing the points of the music that changed America in the middle of the last century. Continue reading...

Finally, sanity

Subscriber only“We’d make a joke that state Rep. Charlie Collins should amend his gun legislation to make all of Arkansasfrom border to border—a mandatory gun-carrying zone. But we don’t want to give him ideas.” —Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, last week Continue reading...

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