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Subscriber onlyTrump no ‘con artist’; president is delivering Continue reading...

Bet the over

States will line up for gambling

Subscriber only“May you live in interesting times.” — an old Chinese curse Continue reading...

Oh, that bias response!

Hurry, put together a Tiger Team Lock Up Session!

Subscriber onlyAND HERE some of us thought those safe spaces and trigger warnings on American campi were unintentionally hilarious. But they just ushered in the beginning. Now make way for something called Bias Response Teams. Continue reading...

REX NELSON: A city awakens

Subscriber onlySomething touched a nerve. Following the announcement that Arkansas Repertory Theatre was suspending operations due to financial difficulties, I wrote a column headlined "Wake up, Little Rock." Continue reading...

PAUL GREENBERG: Journalism redefined by Wolfe

Subscriber onlyIf aficionados of writing and writers wonder how what was once an audacious breakthrough for journalism became the standard which dominates the writing trade, they need look no further than the rise of one preternaturally talented journalist. Continue reading...

PHILIP MARTIN: If life's easy, you're doing it wrong

Subscriber onlyDear Graduates, I do not pretend to wisdom, only to experience and an increasing awareness of the provisional nature of our existence. There is nothing I can tell you that is for certain except that you will live for a time and then you will die. You have only so long to enjoy this party, so you should not defer happiness too often or for too long. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Radiating Sowell

Words of wisdom

Subscriber onlyWe each have favorite writers, those whose thoughts and opinion we value for their relevance and truthful insight. While tastes will vary because of ideologies, especially the radical beliefs, I've always been drawn to those who espouse common sense backed by undeniable wisdom. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: As the state turns

Subscriber onlyAlison Frankel, national legal columnist for Reuters News Service, put on Twitter mid-evening Tuesday that "this is just not a good look for the Arkansas judiciary." Continue reading...

Mar-a-Lago

President Trump and his administration are using the “Southern White House” for private gain, which some argue demostrates a conflict of financial interest

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump has often used tweets and words to describe Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., as the Southern White House. While sitting there in April beside Japan's prime minister in front of a television crew, he said: "And ... many, many people want to be here. Many of the leaders want to be here. They request specifically." Continue reading...

District Playing for keeps

At Murphy's Arts

Subscriber onlyMurphy Arts District's Playscape opened May 19 and immediately became an integral part of El Dorado's entertainment destination concept. As our country's president might say: It's the biggest, best, most wonderful Playscape in Arkansas, and maybe in the mid-South. Continue reading...

Too few women

Subscriber onlyThe gender imbalance in China and Asia is wreaking social chaos. And the Washington Post's worldview won't let it admit the real cause of the problem. Continue reading...

Reviving a fine musical legacy

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock-born black composer Florence Price, though she has been dead for 65 years, has finally taken her place on the national classical music scene. Continue reading...

Search for a two-story solution

Subscriber onlyThe seemingly endless war between Palestinians and Israelis isn't only about substantive issues of borders and land and sovereignty. It is, in essence, a war of competing narratives. As Israelis celebrate 70 years of victory over repeated attempts to destroy the miraculous rebirth of Jewish sovereignty, and Palestinians mourn 70 years of defeat, displacement and occupation, each side clings to its founding story as an affirmation of its very being. Continue reading...

Science certainty is in demand

Subscriber onlyEPA administrator Scott Pruitt promised in late April to raise standards for the science behind environmental regulations, restricting usable studies to those that can be replicated or independently verified. That's the rationale for a rule he proposed called Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Continue reading...

Fight reductions in clean water protections

Subscriber onlyScott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is handing out another favor to the corporate polluters who've been giving him sweetheart deals and marching orders since he took over the EPA. This time it's his proposal to weaken already modest clean water protections against toxic coal ash pollution--an action that will put the health of Arkansas communities who rely on water sources near coal ash waste sites at risk. Continue reading...