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GARY SMITH: In the name of love

Dogged devotion to family nothing to poo-poo

Subscriber onlyThere are just no limits to the sorts of things we'll do for the people we love. Mountains will be climbed. Rivers will be crossed. Valuable internal organs will gladly be donated without thought to the long-term consequences. Jars will be opened. Like I said, virtually anything. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyA proposed letter to editor in the style of Krugman? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Stories of the night

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is a revised and updated version of a column first published online-only Wednesday. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyTo protect our nation Continue reading...

CHRIS CHURCHILL: Clinton, Cuomo cut from same cloth

Subscriber onlyHillary is with him, not her. Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY: Another wrong turn in Saudi Arabia for women

Subscriber onlyOn his recent high-profile tour of the United States, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, met with executives from Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Disney, Warner Bros. and Lockheed Martin, among others, journeying from Wall Street to Silicon Valley championing his modernization plans to "unlock the potential of the Saudi people." ... But a month later, he is locking people up rather than unlocking their potential. Continue reading...

CASS SUNSTEIN: Hating the 'other side' damaging to the future

Subscriber onlyThere has been a great deal of discussion of social division and polarization in recent times, but those terms are inadequate. What besets the United States is much worse. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Election night keeps politics stirring our minds

Subscriber onlyIn our post-election night fog, most of today's thumbs are, naturally, about politics, but we'll start with a different spin out of Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Shut up, she explains

Her Honor Courtney Goodson’s gag rule

Subscriber onlyWhen all else fails a campaigner, why bother with the pros and cons of the issues and all the other piffle of politics when you can simply impose a gag rule on the opposition instead? Which seems to be the campaign strategy of Her Honor Courtney Goodson, if just using the political equivalent of a truncheon can be mistaken for a strategy instead of just a desperate delusion. This decision of hers should rightly be considered less of an argument for her re-election to the state’s Supreme Court but for her impeachment. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Voters are getting it

Subscriber onlyThe story of the night was Courtney Goodson, personally disapproved of by so many, rudely rebuffed by voters two years ago, yet now the embattled champion slayer of dark money and our best choice for the Arkansas Supreme Court in November. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: Visiting the cemetery

Subscriber onlyIt's peaceful as we stand under the big magnolia trees at Helena's Confederate Cemetery on this hot Saturday in May. Confederate Cemetery, set high on Crowley's Ridge, is part of the larger Maple Hill Cemetery. I'm here with a group from Little Rock. We're spending the day touring the Delta on the Arkansas and Mississippi sides of the river. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyMarch to our graves Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyNelson columns should be read by students Continue reading...

GUEST COLUMN: Commencement marks beginning, not an end

Subscriber onlyIn a day punctuated by smiles, hugs and cheers, approximately 800 community college students received degrees and certificates on May 12 and moved into the next chapter of life. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Blowing smoke

Selling e-cigs to inmates a grab for money

Subscriber onlyOnce upon a time, the idea of letting inmates in the county jail smoke anything was tantamount to giving inmates TV privileges: some taxpayers were likely to accuse a permissive sheriff of going soft on those he had locked up. Continue reading...