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Subscriber onlyFalse narratives flow Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor: Cotton response; The AR-15

Subscriber onlyCotton office response leaves veteran 'at a loss' Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Group pushes misleading numbers as it advocates

Subscriber onlyNever underestimate the partisanship that flows from even the most tragic of circumstances. The deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of 17 people immediately became a hotbed of fingerpointing. Continue reading...

Kaput

A grand compromise is sabotaged

Subscriber onlyAll the pieces were in place for Congress to pass a bill that would put the vexing issues of immigration behind the country at last. No, not everybody got what he wanted, but here was a solution all could live with, even thrive on. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Just stick to the script

Subscriber onlyOklahoma has a Tom Cotton-y senator by the name of James Lankford who appeared only mildly deer-eyed on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Continue reading...

No reason to lie

Subscriber onlySoon after I was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Delta Regional Authority in 2005, I was invited to speak at the annual chamber of commerce banquet in a tiny Delta town. The DRA region includes parts of eight states. Like so many towns in the region, this one had its problems. The population had been falling for years. Most of the buildings downtown were empty. The school system was struggling. Race relations were bad. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlySchool should be safe Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Seeking answers

United Way faces changing world of philanthropy

Subscriber onlyThe Sears store at the Northwest Arkansas Mall is closed. Continue reading...

Others say: 'If only' will haunt forever

Subscriber onlyThe horrifying news broadened two days after Nikolas Cruz, armed with an AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and slaughtered 14 students and three teachers and injured several more. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Ready for action

Young people clamor for safety after Parkland

Subscriber onlyBe encouraged by these young people raising their voices in the wake of the latest mass shooting. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Olympics try, but there's no avoiding world politics

Subscriber onlyMany of us have spent time in recent days viewing coverage of the winter Olympics from South Korea. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyThompson’s column a ‘plea to Democrats’ Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyThompson's column a 'plea to Democrats' Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Failing the Preamble

Not their intent

Subscriber onlyThose who attended public schools during the 1950s will remember having to memorize the Preamble to our Constitution. Written in 1787, this opening paragraph expressed the framers' intentions in establishing the Constitution, while expressing expectations for how the United States should function as a democratic republic. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Russian dressing on side

Subscriber onlyMany readers have been irritated by my recurring reference to Donald Trump as the preposterous second-place president. Continue reading...