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Commentary: Congress heaps on more debt burden

Congress adds more debt to future generations

Subscriber onlyA couple of things happened this past week that are worth noting because they concern senior citizens (today's and tomorrow's) and taxpayers (as usual, mostly tomorrow's). Continue reading...

Commentary: Everyone has own version of moral high ground

Everyone has own version of moral high ground

Subscriber onlyI've figured out the secret here. Everyone should act just like me. Except when they shouldn't. Continue reading...

NWA Editorial: Cavefish help region develop the right way

Cavefish help region develop the right way

Subscriber onlyHow much is an Ozark cavefish worth? Continue reading...

It takes a party

Subscriber onlySo Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody's surprise. And you know what's coming: endless attempts to psychoanalyze the candidate, endless attempts to read significance into what she says or doesn't say about President Barack Obama, endless thumb-sucking about her "positioning" on this or that issue. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyCourts facility doesn’t ‘fit’ There is ongoing debate on whether to renovate and expand the existing Benton County circuit court facilities or build a new complex by the county jail. Continue reading...

NWA Editorial: Serious deliberation needed on court elections vs. appointments

Serious deliberation needed on court elections vs. appointments

Subscriber onlyCan you name any of the justices on the Arkansas Supreme Court? Continue reading...

Provocations

Subscriber onlyLet's talk about inequality in American society. Tell us again what a terrible country this is, dominated by the super-rich who care only about preserving their wealth and privilege. Nobody else has a chance. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyKeep monument off Capitol grounds Erecting a monument at the state Capitol of the Ten Commandments is a big mistake. Continue reading...

Stuff and nonsense

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson said something nonsensical and alarming the other day. Continue reading...

Between the lines: "Arkansas Travelers" prepped to promote Hillary Clinton

Campaign volunteers from state prepped to wield their influence

Subscriber onlyLittle will be easy for Hillary Clinton in her second bid for the presidency, not even in Arkansas, where she got 70 percent of the primary election vote her first time around. Continue reading...

Thumbs: News developments in region get digital approval

Developments in region get digital approval

Subscriber onlyIt's time for another round of thumbs on some of the happenings around Northwest Arkansas, and most of them are thankfully facing in the better direction. Continue reading...

Commentary: Asa conducts legislative orchestra

Governor succeeds, but future will be harder

Subscriber onlyArkansas' state government was designed to have a weak governor, and that tradition has continued. The framers of the current 1874 Constitution ensured a veto could be overridden by a simple majority vote, and later amendments, such as the one that transferred the governor's authority to the lieutenant governor when the governor leaves the state, have continued that tradition. Continue reading...

Who's on your twenty?

Subscriber onlyNo woman is depicted on U.S. paper currency. This makes our money a bit exceptional among the banknotes of our international peers, several of which--including Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico--have emblazoned paper money with various national heroines' portraits. Continue reading...

The wrong direction

Subscriber onlyOn March 23, Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation that will make the firing squad a legal method of execution in Utah. The state faces the same problem that is challenging other death penalty states: the difficulty of obtaining the drugs required for lethal injection. Continue reading...

Requiem for a dream

Kill the clock, or at least the idea

Subscriber onlyConsider this a lament: Kids aren't playing baseball anymore. Continue reading...

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