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Subscriber onlyConventional wisdom says those who write for a living are best served by choosing subjects they know through experience. Continue reading...

Between the lines: 'Anything' to stop gun violence

Will dramatic week make a difference in gun culture?

Subscriber onlyWhat a week. Continue reading...

Bearing others' burdens

Subscriber onlyThe website Seven Reflections says the mythical name Merlin means one who "can carry on for others with joy ... a receptive nature and may bear burdens for others." Continue reading...

Commentary: Sen. Cotton's cleared path

Senator could rise in GOP vacuum

Subscriber onlyToday's topic is Sen. Tom Cotton, a clear beneficiary of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: A constitutional defense

State must back a strong public defender system

Subscriber only"Across the country, public defender offices and other indigent defense providers are underfunded and understaffed. Too often, when legal representation is available to the poor, it's rendered less effective by insufficient resources, overwhelming caseloads, and inadequate oversight. ... Millions of Americans still struggle to access the legal services that they need and deserve -- and to which they are constitutionally entitled." Continue reading...

Others say: Immigration fix needed, now

Subscriber onlyWhen President Barack Obama issued his now-stayed executive orders on immigration in late 2014, we objected. We warned that doing so would halt any discussion of immigration in Congress and risk court challenges. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyHow a Benton County political machine operates Continue reading...

The gun control farce

Subscriber onlySurely murder is a subject which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And most of those arguments are irrelevant to the central question: Do tighter gun control laws reduce the murder rate? Continue reading...

Letters to the editor

Subscriber onlyPay heed to those Continue reading...

Commentary: What? When? Where? Why?

The wisdom of questions to extract vital information

Subscriber onlyOne of the most important skills you can pick up is the ability to ask questions. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: The heat is on

Warnings about impact on bodies must be heeded

Subscriber onlyWe've heard it all our lives in Arkansas: "It's not the heat. It's the humidity." Continue reading...

Vladimir Putin makes nice

Subscriber onlyVladimir Putin, tsar of all the Russias, is all smiles these days. He gave a speech Friday in St. Petersburg, formerly Petrograd and then Leningrad and now St. Petersburg again. Now the veteran KGB man just wants to be friends. Continue reading...

Five-star rating

Subscriber onlyNote well: The Arkansas Veterans Home in Fayetteville isn’t connected with the Veterans Administration. Indeed, it represents quite the opposite when it comes to caring for our veterans: high-quality care rather than scandalously low—and then attempts to conceal it. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlySuperintendent in Bella Vista deserves praise Continue reading...

Letters to the editor

Subscriber onlySuperintendent in Bella Vista deserves praise Continue reading...

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