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Subscriber onlyLt. Gov. Tim Griffin, assigned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to finagle a way out of this Common Core imbroglio, says we must change the name and tinker. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyStrangers' generosity One night last week, my husband John and I decided to go out to eat. We chose an excellent west Little Rock restaurant near to our home. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Going digital

Ethics, mail deliver earn some thumbs

Subscriber onlyAs July comes to a close, it's undeniable now that "summer" -- that time between the end of one school year and the opening of the next -- is starting to wind down. But there's still a few weeks left before our communities slip back into the school-year routines. Make the most of it so that the summer of 2015 can remembered with an enthusiastic thumbs up. Continue reading...

What’s the alternative?

Subscriber onlyAnyone who criticizes our president’s nuclear deal with Iran is bound to be asked: What’s the alternative? With the clear implication that there isn’t one—not an acceptable one, anyway. It’s either war or peace. A simple, black-andwhite, all-or-none choice: It’s the president’s way or no way—except war—to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club. Continue reading...

The power of inertia

Subscriber onlyWITH THE deadline nearing to re-authorize the Highway Trust Fund or start shutting down the country’s transportation system, Congress finally bestirred itself. But not before the U.S. Senate decided to play a little politics and add an extension of the Export-Import Bank to the bill. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyNation flying upside down A “Strange Brew” cartoon pictured two fish in water with one commenting, “Killer humidity today, huh?” I was awash with a number of thoughts. Continue reading...

Good for one, good for all

Subscriber onlySo they want to put up a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Capitol. Also planned is a statue of Bathomet, the goat god. The goat would be better, for it could mow the lawn. Continue reading...

Farewell to a house

Subscriber onlyI knew the day was coming, but that didn't make it any easier. As my sister and I sat in the offices of a title company across the street from the Clark County Courthouse at Arkadelphia, I looked through the papers showing that my parents had purchased the house in the Ouachita Hills neighborhood in the spring of 1961. I was not yet 2 years old. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyAll-consuming greed Please stop printing, over and over again, how cheap gas prices are. Gas is not cheap; I believe it should be well below $2 a gallon when compared to past prices of crude oil. We are awash in crude oil and refined products that are in storage, higher storage numbers than we have seen in many years. Continue reading...

Hyperbolic Holocaust

Subscriber onlyConservative columnist George Will sat on a pundit panel Sunday on Fox News—of course—and got asked what eventually would become of this red-hot Donald Trump mania. Continue reading...

Commentary: Are ballot choices worth the trouble?

Laws put barriers in place for independent candidates

Subscriber onlyThe unspoken question in Judge James Moody's Eastern District courtroom Monday was, how much trouble should the election process undergo to accommodate candidates who aren't going to win anyway, and also to accommodate Arkansans who want to vote for them? Continue reading...

Between the lines: Cities defy lawmakers' intent

Future of local laws may still rest in Legislators’ hands

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs fully intends to enforce its anti-discrimination ban. So, too, will Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Clinton's email problem won't vanish

Subscriber onlyThe quote dates to Ronald Reagan, appropriated by political types from both parties: "If you're explaining, you're losing." Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Rush to judgment?

Don’t let election dates hurt court project

Subscriber onlyJustice delayed being something akin to justice denied is an oft-heard warning about any court system that allows cases to languish without resolution. Continue reading...

Bible references misleading

Subscriber onlyLeslie Belden's column (July 18, Religion section) was extremely misleading. She quotes Ephesians 5:22, "Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord," and stops there. She neglects to mention Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it." Ephesians 5:28 states, "So husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife, loves himself." Continue reading...