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Woody Bassett: A shot at life

Golf’s lessons apply off the greens, too

Subscriber onlyThe game of golf mirrors the game of life in unmistakable ways. Try as we may, life can't be scripted and neither can golf. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Miss Arkansas shows she’s got tenacity

Subscriber onlyThe thumbs are happy today, friends. Continue reading...

War of the words

Subscriber onlyNo man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyFight the Russians: Don’t vote by computer Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Tough talk, or just talk?

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas agriculture community, which wants to sell rice to Cuba, is distraught. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Ballot battle rebuffed

Lawyers not ready to take on Arkansas Legislature

Subscriber onlyBy just three votes, the Arkansas Bar Association last week backed off a 2018 ballot war. Continue reading...

Guest writer: Advice for the Democrats

Latest one elected to Congress pitches some ideas

Subscriber onlyI'm Latino, progressive and I have deep roots in the working class -- my father was a bracero, a guest farmworker and cook, and my mom worked as a nursing home laundry attendant. This month, I became the first Democrat elected to Congress since Donald Trump became president. Like every other member of Congress, my top priority will be my district. And like every other freshman, I'll have to learn the ropes. But as the newest Democrat on the Hill, I plan to do my part to help steer my party in a winning direction. Continue reading...

Others say: An on-air delivery

Subscriber onlyTelevision news personality Megyn Kelly's much publicized interview program Sunday night on NBC was clearly a publicity stunt to maximize the network's ratings. Her interview subject, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, clearly had his own agenda to broaden his audience of badly misinformed Americans who choose to believe nonsense over facts. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Leading the way

Highway panel begins to map out road proposal

Subscriber onlyIs the road to improved transportation in Arkansas paved with higher taxation? Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyAre political party meetings open to public? Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Introducing Elizabeth

To Crooked Creek

Subscriber onlyMost Arkansas communities have places close to the hearts and memories of those who live there. Since early childhood, mine has been Crooked Creek. Continue reading...

Fran Alexander: This land is whose land?

Congress, White House look to shed federal protections

Subscriber only"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." Continue reading...

Francis Wilkinson: Presidential pangs of conscience?

Trump hesitates to crack down on “Dreamers”

Subscriber onlyIn April, President Trump said Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 federal program to protect undocumented "Dreamer" immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, was a "very difficult subject for me." Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Out in the open

Let’s keep government in full view, shall we?

Subscriber onlyLast week, members of the Fort Smith School Board were reminded of their responsibilities to the public. A judge issued a four-page ruling that the board last October violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information act by exchanging email that determined the make-up of the board's slate of officers for the coming year. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: A temporary truce

How fast will tragedy-inspired unity fade?

Subscriber onlyFor a day or two last week, even the occupants of the contentious hallways of Congress were focused on the quality of public discourse -- or its erosion -- in our nation. Continue reading...

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