Antiques R Us

And it’s time to clean house

Subscriber onlyThere was a time when Arkansas was an antique hunter's paradise. But now it's time to get rid of a lot of that junk. Americans used to visit Cuba to see old-model cars in the days before the embargo was being lifted. Now we're reduced to visiting the latest Kim's North Korea to see models of outdated technology. But fanciers of old-time inventions love the whole experience. Continue reading...

On the hog factory

Opinions differ

Subscriber onlyIt's become apparent in light of two editorials published by the newspaper that a number of my valued readers are confused by the difference in tone and approach between what I express in my column and the newspaper's opinions about coverage of the controversial C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea. Continue reading...

The kid's all right

Subscriber onlyOnce I was speaking in Conway at a roast of former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, at the time my favorite Republican, a designation I always try to keep in my collection. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyWhat’s the difference? Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Choosing the right path

Process helps ensure ethical decisions in government

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to getting things done in government, having a good idea isn't enough. Continue reading...

Commentary: Love thy transgender neighbor

Discrimination puts people on ‘wrong side of history’

Subscriber onlyRestrooms again! Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyWhat to do about the worst of times Continue reading...

EDITORIAL: Memorial Day 2016

Attention and present arms

Subscriber onlyFrom my mother's sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life, I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters. When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose. --Randall Jarrell, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" Continue reading...

JOE WEISHAAR: Let's build a memorial

Subscriber onlyAs many Americans around the country relax with friends and family this Memorial Day, I hope they take a moment to pause over their grills and swimming pools to ponder what the holiday really represents. Continue reading...

Email mess gets worse

Subscriber onlyA State Department audit has found that Hillary Clinton violated department rules in her use of a home email server and failed to properly preserve federal records as secretary of state. But even more troubling is Clinton’s refusal to be interviewed about her practices by government officials. Continue reading...

The arrow of history

Subscriber onlyHow do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think history is cyclical or directional? Are we condemned to do the same damn thing over and over, generation after generation—or is there hope for some enduring progress in the world order? Continue reading...

Day to remember

The fallen deserve our gratitude

Subscriber onlyToday is Memorial Day, a time set apart to remember the military men and women who died in service to our country. It holds special meaning for me because my brother, Capt. Wilbur Dale Latimer, is among those we honor. Continue reading...

Read, watch, listen

Subscriber onlyTo paraphrase the Dos Equis commercial, I don't listen to rock music much anymore, but when I do it's often after reading an intriguing essay or book about a band I grew up with. I'll then go back to their best albums and perhaps even watch film clips or movies about them. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlySwimming with gators Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Asa, micro-manager

Subscriber onlyIt was a big week for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who presumed to seize control both of the Governor's Mansion Commission and health-insurance rates. Continue reading...

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