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NWA editorial: Which path to choose?

Church, city staff see future differently

Subscriber onlyIt wasn't the first time members of a church delivered word that someone was on the wrong path. Continue reading...

Commentary: Those poor alergy sufferers

Scratchy throat, watering eyes traced to other causes

Subscriber onlyWe need to make one thing perfectly clear here. I don't have allergies. Continue reading...

Name the bundlers

Subscriber onlyA lengthening shadow of secrecy is falling across campaign finance in U.S. politics, and the mystery is not only about the organizations that accept hidden gifts. It is also about the middlemen, including the campaign “bundlers,” who play a vital role in aggregating donations. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyEMS providers deserve thanks There’s nothing quite as alarming as the blaring siren of an ambulance or fire truck fast approaching. Whether you’re in your car or safely in your home, knowing that someone—somewhere—may be in a life-threatening situation automatically increases our level of alertness. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: The thumbs are back

Retention rates, education and Letterman on our minds

Subscriber onlyIt's no Top 10 list a la David Letterman, but here are a few happenings of late that show us there is a lot to be grateful for in Northwest Arkansas and, yes, one or two downturned digits. Continue reading...

Keep Congress out of currencies

Subscriber onlyThe question of how much is a dollar worth in yuan is easy to answer. Monday, it was 6.20 yuan. How much a dollar should be worth in yuan also has a simple answer: Nobody knows -- and nobody can. Continue reading...

The Imitation Game

Subscriber onlyHow appropriate. The popular movie The Imitation Game about the life of Alan Turing—the British cryptographer who broke the “unbreakable” German code during the Second World War—turns out to be only an imitation of his real story, whatever that is. For we may never know, as full of deceptions within deceptions, ironies within ironies, as his life—and death—were. Continue reading...

Hold everybody accountable

Subscriber onlyThe biker-gang shootout that left nine people dead in Waco on Sunday marks an appalling new low in lawlessness. The fact that scores of rival bikers were welcomed to gather at a single location in a Mafia-style sit-down meeting suggests their hosts also have much to answer for. Continue reading...

In general, a bad idea

Subscriber onlyFor as long as I’ve covered state government, since 1980, an unwritten and altogether wise and sound rule has survived against occasional heretical incursion. Continue reading...

Commentary: Trade's strange bedfellows

Obama’s hope for Asian agreement depends on GOP

Subscriber onlyJust when it seemed those currently in Congress would adhere to rigid party positions on every issue, we see some interesting diversions from the narrow path. Continue reading...

Commentary: Republic needs leadership

Leadership is only hope for nation

Subscriber onlyAs Benjamin Franklin was leaving Independence Hall at the end of the Constitutional Convention, a woman asked him if the delegates had created a republic or a monarchy. According to notes written by Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, Franklin replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." Continue reading...

NWA Editorial: Gunning for more

Neighbors face new battle over gun range

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to lobbying government, it's good advice to remember "no" doesn't really mean "no." It just means not right now. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Civil rights battle goes on

Eureka Springs, other cites press local rule

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs continues to challenge state authority. Continue reading...

The verdict in Boston

Subscriber onlyHe who is merciful to the unjust, an ancient sage said, will prove unjust to the merciful. Continue reading...

NAFTA’s benefits

Subscriber onlyThe fate of America’s most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership say the deal would be “NAFTA on steroids,” it’s fair to say: Yes, and isn’t that the point? Continue reading...

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