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GARY SMITH: The scary sounds of silence

Expectations feed instant response from parents

Subscriber onlyIt's a question many of us will ask at times in our life. To wit, exactly how did we get ourselves into this? Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

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WOODY BASSETT: Against Issue 1

Amendment proposal will alter judical branch

Subscriber onlyThough I'm a lawyer, I take no offense and laugh at the lawyer jokes I often hear. But it's no laughing or joking matter when a proposal like Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot comes along. The constitutional amendment would irreparably diminish Arkansas's judicial branch of government, dilute the independence of our courts and lead to injustice for many of our citizens who are the most vulnerable among us. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: Thursday's thumbs

Organizations deliver chances to know candidates

Subscriber onlyIt's just a few days before early voting opens for the Nov. 6 General Election, with Northwest Arkansas voters having plenty of decisions to make when the poke there thumbs (or any other fingers) at the electronic screens that now pass for voting machines. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyLimits on court awards past due in Arkansas Continue reading...

Brummett online: The new normal is … not

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump remains as absurd as ever even as his standard substantive accomplishments — and the sheer abundance of his absurdities — make him seem ever more normalized. Continue reading...

TED TALLEY: A tale of two visits

Sam’s Club membership has its privileges

Subscriber onlyAs "Animal House" and "American Pie" sequels continued in the judiciary hearing chambers and on cable news 24/7 recently, I actually did what grandstanding Hollywood types merely threaten when any Republican win is imminent: I fled to Canada. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Jumping the hurdle

Are Arkansas Works cuts really hitting where needed?

Subscriber onlyWe reflected Tuesday on this page how one's vantage point often determines whether a particular piece of news can be considered good or bad. That sentiment applies to a multitude of topics, not the least of which is Arkansas Medicaid expansion and whether the GOP-pushed work requirement produces desirable outcomes. Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY: "Angry mob" rhetoric not helping

Subscriber only"YOU DON'T hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob," President Trump tweeted this month. "Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern." Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: The GOP and entitlements

If Republicans won’t tackle issue, who will?

Subscriber onlyIf the GOP doesn't address the rising costs of middle-class entitlement programs, then who will? Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Worth the gamble?

Pitch for casinos give some reasons for pause

Subscriber onlyLast week's decision clearing a casino gaming amendment for the Arkansas ballot should complicate voters' plans between now and the Nov. 6 general election. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyTax payment to county gets a little complicated Continue reading...

FRAN ALEXANDER: What's messing with us?

We are what we put into our bodies

Subscriber only"We are what we eat," that reminder we're told as we develop food choices, needs to be expanded to include the idea that we are also what we drink, breathe and touch. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: On the rise

Growth in housing costs spark affordability fears

Subscriber onlyWhether news is good or not often depends entirely on the vantage point from which one views it. Continue reading...

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