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Let the man speak

Subscriber onlyLast week, 23 House Democrats asked Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress scheduled for March 3rd. But it is absolutely clear that the speaker will neither postpone nor rescind his invitation. The prime minister will be there to speak. Continue reading...

For the conscience

Bill will protect religious liberty

Subscriber onlyAs a devout member of a denomination vulnerable to marginalization and even discrimination in the state of Arkansas, I feel compelled to write in support of House Bill 1228, The Conscience Protection Act. Continue reading...

Origin of rights matters

Subscriber onlyThere's a "Declaration Despisers" arm of the secular left that seldom draws direct attention to its avowed disdain for the nation's founding document. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyAn arena event for all There is a movement afoot in our legislature to create laws that are for the direct purpose of allowing discrimination against Arkansans of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persuasion. Continue reading...

A simple explanation

Subscriber onlyLearned economists are discussing why Wal-Mart, after years of resisting all kinds of pressures to pay its workers more, should have chosen now to raise its wages across the board--without being required to do so by the minimum-age laws. The reasons offered by those who study the labor market vary: Wal-Mart wants to bolster employee morale, retain workers who show promise of growing with the company as they proceed up its career ladder, or meet and raise its competitors when it comes to hiring lower-paid workers . . . . Other successful companies, from Starbucks to Gap, are also raising their workers' pay. Continue reading...

Commentary: A new year, good or baaad

Subscriber onlyNot that this is exactly front-burner stuff, but thanks to several news organizations and John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight," I've discovered there appears to be some ambiguity about exactly what year this year actually is, at least in China. Continue reading...

Getting it right on the ACT

Subscriber onlyFrom year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT college entrance exam achieve a perfect composite score of 36. In our Feb. 25 editorial praising Fayetteville High School student Ryan Kim for his accomplishment, the number was incorrect. Continue reading...

Commentary: Lawmakers should slow down before decisions

Sometimes the power to act is in not acting

Subscriber onlyAnother mandate, in writing Continue reading...

Editorial: Shift at lottery no sure bet

Lottery set to open under new management

Subscriber only"Hi I'm Asa Hutchinson, governor of the great state of Arkansas, and I want you to win, win, win. But, my fellow Arkansans, you can't win if you don't play!" Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlySeniors need attention When is the city going to honor its commitment to the seniors who use the Fayetteville Senior Activity Center on South College to enlarge the paved parking area? Continue reading...

Much ado, little new

Subscriber onlyAn innocent observer might think only two things happened in last week's national news: (1) Snow and sleet shut down the eastern two-thirds of the United States, and (2) an administration official was caught embellishing his military record. Continue reading...

The wrong political story

Subscriber onlyThe way stories get told about politics, Washington doings and government issues generally these days is too often backward, twisted, confused, confusing, and half-baked, even if delivered with pizzazz. Continue reading...

Wasted energy

Subscriber onlyClimate change warriors of all stripes were focused on the White House on Tuesday, where President Obama vetoed a bill that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Like all the other attention slathered on this overblown issue, the focus was misplaced. It would have been better placed on the Capitol, where Representative Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., without much fanfare, reintroduced a bill that would address the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions in a serious way. Continue reading...

Don't blame the press for this one

Subscriber onlyWe've had a terrific demonstration over the last week or so of why the belief in liberal media bias is so strong. Continue reading...

The drone problem

Consider consequences in warfare

Subscriber onlyWhat's the problem with drones? Clergy are parsing that very question. Continue reading...