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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Disaster averted, for now

Subscriber onlyIt was a dangerously close-run thing, as the Democrats' attempt to smear Brett Kavanaugh with unsubstantiated charges dating back to his high school years fell just a couple votes short of succeeding. Continue reading...

CHESTER STORTHZ: Vote no on Issue 1

Culpable must be held accountable

Subscriber onlyHer name was Norma Jean, the same as Marilyn Monroe's original. But this Norma Jean (known as Jeanie) was named after her father, Norman. Like her father, she was bright. Like the other Norma Jean, she was funny and alluring. The second most beautiful woman in her family, she was my sister-in-law. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyEvent for bands the start of new musical tradition Continue reading...

Forget Paris

It was never going to work

Subscriber only“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” —Milton Friedman Continue reading...

An independent streak

A growing power, a growing responsibility

Subscriber onlyCall it the American independent streak. No matter how it might seem from watching the TV shout shows, the nation isn’t divided between Republicans and Democrats. Continue reading...

On the defense

GOP facing battles in South

Subscriber onlyLess than a month away from the 2018 midterm election, Republicans in the South are finding themselves in a situation they haven't faced in several election cycles. Namely, playing defense in U.S. House races. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyA lesson on heroism Continue reading...

PHILIP MARTIN: A death in the family

Subscriber onlyIt's confusing. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: Welcome to cotton country

History of state reflected in crop’s cultivation

Subscriber onlyRay Benson of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is pointing out the various varieties of cotton as we drive alongside the runway of the Manila Airport in Mississippi County. Continue reading...

Indigenous art through the ages

Subscriber onlyThere is no one Indigenous perspective ... no one Indigenous story. We are tremendously diverse peoples with tremendously diverse life experiences. We are not frozen in the past ... Continue reading...

Roaming around the Ozarks

Subscriber onlyThis year marks the bicentennial of Henry R. Schoolcraft's exploration of the Ozark highlands. For three months, beginning on Nov. 6, 1818, Schoolcraft and a companion trekked in a giant circle, resulting in the first published account of both the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks. Continue reading...

A sorry score on women's rights

Subscriber onlyA recent WalletHub survey notes that when it comes to gender discrimination, Arkansas ranks 43 out of 50, behind Mississippi (34) and Alabama (38). Continue reading...

Our shrinking, overworked military

Subscriber onlyWe place a lot of demands on our fine military, and the good news is—at home and in many places around the world—it’s meeting those demands. Continue reading...

Medical tests are not infallible

Subscriber onlyThe man was 66 when he came to the hospital with a serious skin infection. He had a fever, low blood pressure, and a headache. His doctors gave him a brain scan just to be safe. They found a very small bulge in one of his cranial arteries, which probably had nothing to do with his headache or the infection. Continue reading...

Why fertility is high in Israel

Subscriber onlyIn addition to things like a high per capita income and high levels of literacy, one of the defining characteristics of a "developed" country is a low fertility rate. Continue reading...