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Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlySome unsolicited thoughts for local liberals Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Hail to the chief

Inauguration is a testament to nation’s history, future

Subscriber onlyWelcome, Mr. Trump, to the presidency. Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Football fan, limited edition

Rain? Cold? Let’s call the whole thing off

Subscriber onlyA friend of mine who is normally pretty sane and stable (which doesn't explain our friendship, except that I lean heavily on the phrase "normally") called me up with a plan last week. Continue reading...

Off to the races!

Subscriber onlyTHAT’S NOT a reference to the track at Oaklawn, but the fast track the Legislature can and should clear for Governor Asa Hutchinson’s $50-million-a-year tax cut for Arkansas’ least of these—those citizens who have to make do on less than $21,000 a year in still taxable income. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyAristotle had a few thoughts on democracy’s potential Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyAristotle had a few thoughts on democracy's potential Continue reading...

Thursday thumbs

Theater group gets a boost for new facility

Subscriber onlyTomorrow marks the beginning of a new era in American presidential politics as Donald J. Trump becomes the nation's 45th chief executive. If one can make any judgments based on Election Day, that means about half of the nation's populace will give the transition a thumbs up and half will give it a thumbs down. Continue reading...

Woody Bassett: Missing Obama

Nation’s 44th president governed with dignity

Subscriber onlyA new president will take the oath of office tomorrow in front of the United States Capitol. If one casts an eye due west from there, the Lincoln Memorial can be seen on the distant horizon, the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood to deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. King told the country that day: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Continue reading...

Dept. of Huh?

What’s the hubbub, bub?

Subscriber onlyTRY AS we might, we’re still having trouble understanding . . . the trouble. What, exactly, is wrong with Arkansas’ Act 1240 and why are folks at the state’s Board of Education upset about it? And if not upset, what are they? Curious? Or in boardroom talk, willing to follow-up dialogue on streamlining action steps? Continue reading...

Art made in USA

Subscriber onlyFrom the founding, this country’s leaders have concentrated on conceiving and executing an art worthy of this ever being born-again country. This century promises to be no less self-conscious or self-dedicated. If all men are created equal, why not all nations, each with its own artistic heritage to preserve, maintain and continue? Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Fakery on the frontier

Subscriber onlyThe preposterous second-place president-elect, Donald Trump, huffily refused to accept a news-conference question last week from the reporter for CNN, which Trump called “fake news.” Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Convenience or responsibility?

Fayetteville trash, recycling plan a major decision

Subscriber onlyWhy do fast-food joints thrive when we know those French fries and most of their other offerings fall short of anything one might consider healthy? Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Separate the unequal

State lawmakers should split King, Lee observances

Subscriber onlyArkansas just celebrated another of those dual holidays, claiming to honor both Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee. Continue reading...

Controlling the agenda

Controlling the agenda

Subscriber onlyLater this week we will witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Let the sun shine

Watchdog’s bite

Subscriber onlyFort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen doesn't tolerate public servants with a penchant for violating our state's Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

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