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Let compassion prevail

Subscriber onlyRetirement in Fayetteville filled us with joy, as we came here in 2010 to spend the last chapters of our lives. Continue reading...

Ten years after The Flood

What have we learned since Katrina?

Subscriber onlyWhatever anniversaries say about the events remembered, they may say most about those who remember them. Do we look back on a disaster with much the same, unchanged attitudes that invited it? Or have our opinions undergone a sea change, too, emerging from the murky depths of the Deluge into the bright light of reconsideration and reform? Continue reading...

Is there a tipping point?

Subscriber onlyAs former Illinois Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen is credited with saying, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." Continue reading...

Act of kindness

Subscriber onlyIt was the kind of news story we all need to see more of in a world increasingly filled with conflict, contrived hatred and bitterness. Continue reading...

This is compassion?

Subscriber only"We're a compassionate state," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday, perhaps forgetting where he was. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyHave you noticed it's always the losers taking the lives of the bright, productive people in society? Continue reading...

No other gods

State should end push for religious monument

Subscriber onlyRemember the biblical story of the Hebrews' departure from Egypt, having been freed by the Pharaoh after 400 years in captivity? Continue reading...

Ordinance fits Jesus' teachings

Discriminatory practices happen to LGBT neighbors

Subscriber onlyWhen a pastor lets it be known that he does not condemn but accepts LGBT neighbors, he hears stories that you won't hear otherwise. I hear these stories. Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber onlyI am gay and I am voting against Fayetteville’s Ordinance 5781. Continue reading...

Resets we have known

Subscriber onlyOn September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Earlier this month, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyLeslie Putman's recent letter called the Republican debate a "Punch and Judy" show, and gave thanks for President Barack Obama's superb governing. Was I reading the comics? Continue reading...

Hail to the Chief (Justice)

You’re just what Arkansas needs

Subscriber onlyTalk about Order in the Court, the newly appointed chief justice of the state's Supreme Court--Howard Brill--sounds like just what the court, the state, the governor, and all of us were looking for. And could only hope for at our most optimistic moments. Continue reading...

Squashing the wrong problems

Subscriber onlyYou know when you're on your porch, and you notice a spider crawling by, but then you look closer and realize it's not a black widow or a brown recluse, so it's not poisonous, but then you wonder if maybe you could be wrong, so therefore it could be a threat, and plus it's a nuisance? Continue reading...

Thumbing it

UA basketball coach gets Long’s words of support

Subscriber onlyArkansas fans can now ramp up their level of excitement even more, realizing that as of today the start of the 2015 football season is just a week away. But as we considered our thumbs ups and thumbs downs this week, our attention turned instead to the 2015-16 Arkansas basketball team. Continue reading...

Fulbright, others inducted

Women’s Hall of Fame has plenty to choose from

Subscriber onlyWhen the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame honored its inaugural class of inductees last week, it only made sense that Roberta Fulbright was among the honorees. Continue reading...