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Businessman or president

Subscriber onlySooner rather than later, Donald Trump must decide whether he wants to be president or a business tycoon. He cannot be both. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyLake at Murphy Park now a disaster area Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Why tweets matter

Subscriber onlyLike most Republicans who are more sane than not, state Sen. Jim Hendren of Gravette was late coming to terms with the affront that is Donald Trump. But Hendren has been busy lately rationalizing his way to acceptance and even apparent admiration. Continue reading...

Lake at Murphy Park now a disaster area

Subscriber onlyI agree with the person who wrote in recently about beautiful Gulley Park in Fayetteville, asking that it not be changed, as it is fine the way it is. Continue reading...

Memo to Trump

Don’t take away private option

Subscriber onlyTuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, was a dramatic victory for Donald Trump, who went from the Republican nominee for president to our actual president-elect. It seems like a striking and dramatic mandate by the people for a fundamental change in the way politics is done in Washington, and for the sake of the country, I hope these fundamental changes are implemented in the way we all hope will improve the country. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyWithout their support Continue reading...

NWA editorial: "Security" comes up short

Mr. Martin, tear down those gates …

Subscriber onlyFirst, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin wanted to keep the public out of the state Capitol on weekends. And he'd have had his way if those with some influence, such as Gov. Asa Hutchinson, hadn't stepped in with pressure to overturn the dictate. Continue reading...

Franz Kafka, bureaucrat

It takes one to run a post-modern state

Subscriber onlyThere are certain proper nouns that become adjectives, they so embody their era and perhaps all eras. As in Shakespearean or Homeric—but who’d have thought one of those names would be Franz Kafka’s? For his writings have come to stand for 20th-century man’s sense of bereavement and bewilderment as he found himself lost in a world he never made. Continue reading...

Never too late

Subscriber onlyLONG before there was a charmless Donald Trump with all his off-putting airs and general offensiveness when he’s so full of himself, and even before he turned out to be a quite conventional president-elect doing his best instead of his worst to unify the country, there was a Ronald Reagan. Continue reading...

Up in the sky, it’s a …

Subscriber onlyNASA is not prepared to save the planet from a giant asteroid that could do to us what another space impact did to the dinosaurs. A danger of that scale is one we should guard against. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyVeterans set to stand against pipeline project Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: What Asa wants

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson made a tiny bit of news as I interviewed him Monday for a forthcoming Talk Business and Politics magazine article on the broad canvas of the new Trumpian and wholly Republicanized frontier in Arkansas. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: The cycling hub

Subscriber onlyOn a Saturday in late October, dignitaries from Arkansas and Tennessee gathered on the Harahan Bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis to celebrate the opening of the Big River Crossing. The pedestrian boardwalk allows cyclists and walkers to cross the river. The $18 million boardwalk, the longest of its kind in the country, was funded by federal, state and local government grants along with private contributions. Cyclists and walkers will share the bridge with Union Pacific freight trains. Continue reading...

BRENDA LOOPER: Ill-defined words

True meanings lost

Subscriber onlyLike me, former U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder is concerned that some words have been shunted from their primary meanings. Regarding "elite" or "elites," Snyder said in an email, "I fear we've taken a word that used to mean top-notch, like an elite military unit, and turned it into a term of denigration." Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyThe wisdom of Trump Continue reading...