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UA distances itself from faculty expertise

Subscriber onlyHow many organizations are you affiliated with? Continue reading...

A ban worth having

Governor, advocates agree on Buffalo approach

Subscriber onlyArkansas' stated policy should be the protection of the Buffalo National River, but figuring out exactly how to do that can hardly be summed up in such a simple sentence. Continue reading...

Rayber and the barbs

With apologies to Flannery O’Connor

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Many years back, Flannery O'Connor wrote a short story called The Barber, in which a frustrated man who wouldn't support the demagogue in the next election was shouted down--hounded, vilified--by his friends at the barbershop. Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber onlyWell, we’ve arrived. When you take God out, you have a Godless mess. Continue reading...

Middle of nowhere

The station that wasn't

Subscriber onlyWhenever I write about events that can't be rationally explained, it's inevitable some readers will respond with compelling stories of their own. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Lay 'Dixie' down

Today’s rebellion mirrors UA dispute in 1969

Subscriber onlySome Arkansas people will rally today in Russellville behind the Confederate flag. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: The court's new right

Same-sex marriage case not end of discussion

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country may have settled the issue as a matter of law, but it has refueled an explosive nationwide debate over whether it's right. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyFinding his bliss As I sit here and think great thoughts, another gossamer spirit has formed into something of form and substance among the spider webs of my mind, so I feel permitted to commit it to writing. It has to do with appreciation of music and art. Continue reading...

Dissing Mr. Franklin

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The original version of this column was published nine years ago. Continue reading...

Commentary: Expect Backlash on Rulings

GOP fights back better than Democrats fight forward

Subscriber onlyIt's the Fourth of July in a country some folks don't recognize any more. Here's something about that: Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyAn effort to improve nation’s mood Ronald Reagan said “If we improve the nation’s mood, we improve the nation.” How true that is. Continue reading...

These divided states

What we’ll never agree on gets too much focus

Subscriber onlyLast Monday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson decided to end Arkansas' participation in the state's current end-of-the-year Common Core PARCC exam, despite the fact that the State Board of Education had voted to do the opposite. It was only the fourth biggest story of the week. Continue reading...

It's all Israel's fault

Round up the usual suspect

Subscriber onlyIt may be the most familiar, and the most predictable, story in the day's news. It is certainly one of the most recurrent. It's a wonder newspapers don't just keep it in type and save themselves the trouble of having to rephrase the headline or change the dateline. Continue reading...

NWA letters

Subscriber onlyNow that Obamacare, the flag of the Confederacy, and legality of gay marriage have been resolved for the time being, can we now ask some important questions of candidates for the highest office in the land. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Back in the saddle

Subscriber onlyOne of the region's longest-running traditions is back in the saddle for another ride in 2015. Continue reading...

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