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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary’s best hope

Subscriber onlyIn June 1992, Ross Perot led a presidential poll with 35 percent. Then-President George H.W. Bush had 31 percent. Bill Clinton had 25 percent. Continue reading...

Damming the White

Subscriber onlyIt's not crowded on this sunny Sunday morning in May as I enter the visitors' center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park. The center, named for the late Jim Gaston of Gaston's White River Resort fame, has a spectacular view of Bull Shoals Dam and the White River below the dam. Inside is an interesting history of the region, covering the story of the river before construction of the dam in the early 1950s along with the changes that occurred after nearby Norfork Lake and Bull Shoals Lake were formed. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyThey will be surprised I believe Willa Romine and others who wait impatiently for Jesus to return and kick butt on the hordes of heathen sinners (themselves excluded, of course) will be aghast to see Jesus making wine and joining in the celebration of even same-sex marriages that serve as expressions of divine love, the quality deeply buried by dogma in the hellfire-and-damnation crowd who curiously continue to insist on branding themselves with the title suggesting they are Christ-like. Continue reading...

What's that lever on the steering column?

Subscriber onlyWhat's that lever on the steering column? Continue reading...

Between the lines: Can the governor have it all?

Hutchinson continues racking up legislative victories

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson got what he called "a $1 billion highway program" out of the Arkansas Legislature this week. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Agreement, in principal

Superintendent backs off administrative shuffle

Subscriber onlyThanks, Superintendent Hewitt. Sort of. Continue reading...

The Isle of Reason

It grows slowly, but it does grow

Subscriber onlyIT’S HARD to perceive it in the rough-and-tumble of this riotous presidential campaign, but somewhere out there reason awaits. We need only to exercise it ourselves to feel its power of persuasion. Continue reading...

The Bernie factor

Subscriber onlyAmong the abundant ironies of this election cycle there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn reflecting stagnation at home and failure abroad. Two-thirds of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Yet after nearly two terms of Barack Obama’s corrosively unsuccessful liberalism both parties have decisively moved left. Continue reading...

A net plus for America

Subscriber onlyAmong the many unfortunate aspects of the 2016 presidential campaign has been the bashing of trade deals by candidates across the political spectrum, including those who should know better, like the Democratic front-runner, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. As matters now stand, the next president--whether it's Clinton, her Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, or the Republican, Donald Trump--will be someone who opposes President Obama's proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 nations. Continue reading...

Commencement address

Getting schooled

Subscriber onlyThe sanctuary in Little Rock's Fellowship Bible Church was steadily filling to capacity. The church was far beyond what I expected after strolling into its multilevel auditorium to deliver the commencement address to graduates of the program administered by the Home Educators of Greater Little Rock. Continue reading...

'People's house' eviction

Subscriber onlyLet's stop calling it the Governor's Mansion. Now let's call it Casa del Asa. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyLeave that to the pros Continue reading...

Commentary: Fires of the Anthropocene

Humans inaction setting stage for dire consequences

Subscriber onlyThe astonishing fire at Fort McMurray evokes the legend of the monster destroying its maker, reveals the looming outlines of the age of human domination called by many geologists the "Anthropocene," and should be an awakening for us all. Although it's always hard to ascribe individual weather events to general climate trends, the fingerprints of global warming are all over this conflagration in Canada's Alberta Province. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: A showcase showdown?

Superintendent spins wheel on assistant principals

Subscriber onlyWith less than 40 days before his retirement, Superintendent Paul Hewitt will leave a final (maybe) lasting impression on the parents, students and employees of the Fayetteville School District on his way out the door, and, for some, it's not a good one. Continue reading...

Conservatives should wise up

Subscriber onlyIn a hazardous year for political predictions, I’ll offer one confidently: if the Republicans currently freaking out over Donald Trump can redirect that energy toward beating Hillary Clinton, she’s toast. Continue reading...