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Dark drama in Cave Springs

Subscriber onlyI've exercised an impressive level of darn-near superhuman willpower to refrain from commenting on all the Tontitown-like turmoil unfolding in little Cave Springs. Yet, alas, valued readers, today I've have failed after finally enjoying all the darkened drama I could stand without offering a thought. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyRepair, don't repeal Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Closing the barn door

County builds new protections for taxpayer dollars

Subscriber onlyAlthough law enforcement officers are, far more often than not, the "good guys with guns" who show up in times of need, it's nonetheless unnerving for most people when they come calling. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Taking the thrashing

Critics and targets deserve some credit

Subscriber onlyAt least Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Steve Womack showed up. Continue reading...

Pickin’ Cotton

Subscriber onlyBELIEVE it or not, not all meetings have to be boring. For proof, see the town hall gathering that Tom Cotton held Wednesday in Springdale. Talk about a rambunctious democracy! What a country! Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber only To protect campuses, there must be a better way Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyFayetteville should tackle homelessness now Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyTo protect campuses, there must be a better way Continue reading...

Letters to the editor

Subscriber onlyPanhandlers are manipulating people Continue reading...

DANA D. KELLEY: Words to fare well by

Subscriber onlyEvery Fourth of July, I encourage readers, friends and colleagues to re-read the Declaration of Independence from 1776. Similarly, every 22nd of February is a good time to re-read George Washington's Farewell Address, written and published 20 years after the Declaration. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyA betrayal of values Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Crisis of Faith (and Tim)

Visit to Nashville turns family into semi-stalkers

Subscriber onlyI spent the weekend stalking Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Continue reading...

Beauty on the border

Sights, sounds illuminate migrants’ journey

Subscriber onlyWHAT A timely topic. It’s as if Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art anticipated the current political uproar along the U.S.-Mexican border and arranged to show an exhibit that reveals how contemporary art is capable of handling contemporary issues. Continue reading...

NATO’s free riders

Subscriber onlyNATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member. That’s a healthy dose of reassurance in a world where terrorism and Russia pose menacing threats. Yet 23 of those countries don’t pay their fair share for that NATO protection. Continue reading...

Walter E. Williams: Nothing’s free

Subscriber onlyIt was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something being free and something having a zero price. For example, people say that there’s free public education and there are free libraries, but public education and libraries cost money. Proof that they have costs is the fact that somebody has to have less of something by giving up tax money so that schools and libraries can be produced and operated. A much more accurate statement is that we have zero-price public education and libraries. Continue reading...