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GREG HARTON: Staying in the know

Journalists have a duty to ask question after question

Subscriber onlyThere once was a man who lived in an ivory structure in a very important city. He had asked for the opportunity to live there, knowing full well his every move would be watched, his ever utterance analyzed, his every policy scrutinized. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: No taking it back

Social media postings can have long-term impact

Subscriber onlyIt's easy to breathe a sigh of relief at a judge's decision to keep a Huntsville kid whose social media posting unnerved a school district from returning to school this fall. Continue reading...

Criticism provides chance to show value of libraries

Subscriber onlyA recent opinion piece published by Forbes advocated that free public libraries be replaced with Amazon Bookstores. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyNation’s collapse will be rooted in its deficit Continue reading...

Good riddance to a bully

Subscriber onlyWe struggle to name a human being as awful as the stinking rotten block of cheese in the national refrigerator named Alex Jones. Continue reading...

Missed opportunity

No income tax better than cut income tax

Subscriber onlyWhen government gets around to cutting taxes, it’s a little chancy to criticize. Continue reading...

PAUL GREENBERG: Rewards of inaction

Subscriber onlyRobert Banks Jenkinson, aka the second Earl of Liverpool, saw, made, and went through a lot of history in his crowded time. As prime minister of Great Britain from 1812 to 1827, his tenure saw wars against Napoleon's France, the agitation promoted by his country's radicals, demands for the emancipation of Britain's Roman Catholics, and constant calls for the reform of the British parliamentary system. Continue reading...

Let consumers decide

The Trump administration is proposing freezing car-mileage standards at levels mandated by President Barack Obama’s administration for 2020.

Subscriber onlyThe Trump Administration has proposed to halt the steady increases in auto fuel economy standards that were part of backroom deals made by the Obama administration with California and automakers in 2009-12. Continue reading...

Don't slash mpg rules

The Trump administration is proposing freezing car-mileage standards at levels mandated by President Barack Obama’s administration for 2020.

Subscriber only The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department are about to propose a significant weakening of vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards that will adversely affect almost all of us. We need to pay close attention. Continue reading...

Fighters against fascist forces

Subscriber onlyToday, when blind nationalism if not outright fascism is again rearing its ugly head in America and much of the world, it is good to recall that two natives of Arkansas were volunteers in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s--a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful fight by the elected government against the fascist forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Continue reading...

The false promise of vacation

Subscriber onlyAmong the happiest of prospects for most workers is the annual vacation. It offers, at least in theory, our best opportunity to pass time on our own terms. It's freedom from the clock, from stressful demands. Some choose to spend that free time in crowded places, others in solitude. One way or another, it is time spent, we hope, just as we--not the boss, client or customer--want it to be. Continue reading...

Backyard ecology

Subscriber onlyHave you ever wondered whether your yard has a positive or negative effect on the environment? Consider the following: Continue reading...

The value of public libraries

Subscriber onlyA recent opinion piece published by Forbes advocated that free public libraries be replaced with Amazon Bookstores. The online article has been ably refuted elsewhere, but the writer, an economics professor, raised important questions: What exactly does a public library do, what value does it provide to its community, and what is the library's role in the future? Continue reading...

How factory farms affect humans

Subscriber onlyThe empathetic among us may want to avert their eyes if they're brave enough to watch the recently released documentary Eating Animals. It's tough--and guilt-inducing--to be confronted with scenes of cruel conditions forced on animals in factory farms in order to feed the world's escalating demand for meat on the table. Nobody wants to know the details of how those tidily wrapped packages of meat appear on grocery shelves. Continue reading...

One year after Charlottesville

Lessons of Catholic High echo loud and clear

Subscriber onlyNever be a bystander. Do your duty. Continue reading...