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Doug Thompson: The death penalty is dying

Europe, attitude changes having its way in U.S.

Subscriber onlyWhat little difference it makes who is in office. Arkansas just gave a glaring example of that. Continue reading...

Don’t lynch history

Despite whatever today’s nightriders demand

Subscriber only IT COULD have been a scene out of the post-bellum South—only with the images reversed, as on a photographic plate. This time the masked marauders, once again acting under color of law, were adjusting the noose around a monument to New Orleans’ and the whole South’s past. Piece by piece they took it apart in the dead of night—as if torturing their victim before carting away the remains to an as yet undecided or at least undisclosed location. Continue reading...

Speaking of history …

Subscriber only"People just can’t afford to be educated; they almost have to be trained.” Continue reading...

The repentance tour

Subscriber onlyIn an elevator at a casino in February 2014, Ray Rice, the former star running back of the Baltimore Ravens, did something that has haunted him ever since. The initial hallway footage of the incident showed Rice dragging his fiancee, Janay Palmer, from an elevator. She was unconscious. The optics were bad enough, even without the actual punch being seen. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyKudos for Rogers animal control officers Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyKudos for Rogers Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyKeep teen killer in prison until he's at least 80 Continue reading...

Gary Smith: The spin factor

Changes with kids come faster than anticipated

Subscriber onlyOnce upon a time, many, many years ago, I had a football coach who lined us up in groups and had us run 30 yards downfield to where he'd placed a bunch of baseball bats. Once there, we put the flat end of the barrel on the ground, put our foreheads on the handle end, ran round the bat in circles a dozen or so times and then ran back to where we started. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: A case fumbled

Lawsuit unfortunate, needed in teen’s arrest

Subscriber onlyBeing a police officer these days means working under more scrutiny than a drug kingpin who is the subject of 24-hour-a-day surveillance. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday thumbs

Peering into the night sky may get easier in NWA

Subscriber onlyWednesday's rains forced postponement of the St. Louis Cardinals game against Toronto to a double-header tonight and the delay of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals game against the Springfield Cardinals until June 7. Other events set for this weekend were canceled on predictions of more rain. Perhaps only the serious kayakers were thrilled with Wednesday's deluge, but it may have proven even too much water for them. Continue reading...

Child’s play

A political alphabet for young readers

Subscriber onlyA is for Arkansas, that dear old state of ours, where the politicians play all day and the land is filled with flowers. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyTyson shows leadership for workers’ treatment Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Of random urgency

Subscriber onlySo how is Arkansas faring reputation-wise on its killing spree? Continue reading...

NWA editorial: In search of servants

Obama cites need for strong leaders in nation

Subscriber onlyEmerging for a public appearance for the first time since he departed the White House and became Citizen Barack Obama, the former president outlined what very well may become a focal point of his post-presidential years: public service. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: The execution state

Arkansas again follows through in administering death

Subscriber onlyAgain, we the people of Arkansas have exercised our collective power to kill prison inmates. Continue reading...

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