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MASTERSON ONLINE: It only takes one

Subscriber onlyOnce a person or place becomes stained publicly, it’s darn near impossible to shake the stigma, regardless of how overblown or unproven the smears. Continue reading...

Wall would pay for self, stave off a future 'crisis'

Subscriber onlyLast year the National Academy of Sciences, studying the effects of illegal immigration, calculated the lifetime cost of an illegal immigrant to be $75,000. Now putting this in perspective, remember, there are an estimated eleven (11) million illegal immigrants currently in our country. The yearly cost to taxpayers, according to the academy, is $1.35 Billion. Continue reading...

Facts are facts, no matter what our president says

Subscriber onlyEvery day, our newspaper publishes a statement of core values "to give the news impartially, without fear or favor." Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: A waste of whitewash

Not every ditch is worth defending

Subscriber onlySuppose the president was a duck. Suppose he had walked, swum and quacked throughout his campaign and his first year in office. Continue reading...

No fraternization!

First, they came for the frat boys …

Subscriber onlyWe’re tempted to just send this bit of news to Walter Williams, that nationally syndicated ecclesiastic of all things in higher education, and get out of his way. When the need arises, who can blitz the halls of academia better than Dr. Williams? Figuratively speaking, of course. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Temps get the cold shoulder

Frigid weather a reminder of North’s down side

Subscriber onlyIn a previous life I had a couple of business acquaintances who were very good friends. One was an avid duck hunter of the "naming your kids Drake and Mallard" variety. The other was a firm believer that, since the Good Lord had given us central heat and air, it would be a borderline sin not to avail yourself of them at all times. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Feeling violated

Holding position of trust no guarantee

Subscriber onlyIt is unnerving, to say the least, when someone charged with meeting the needs of a community ends up being one of the people the community needs protection from. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyImmigrant assumptions appear to be wrong Continue reading...

Fish fight

Cheer for your favorite

Subscriber onlyHENRY FOSTER of Fayetteville may be only 10 years old, but he knows his Arkansas fishes and which one he would choose as the official, certified and hereby proclaimed state fish: the alligator gar. Which would make a fitting aquatic counterpart to the Arkansas Razorback on the football field. (Both may look fierce, but as this past football season’s record demonstrated, can be proved not-so-much. Enough! It’s basketball season.) Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyImmigrant assumptions appear to be wrong Continue reading...

WOODY BASSETT: Not another 1968

Challenges of 2018 not as tough as 50 years ago

Subscriber onlyWe are living in a divided country, severely polarized on just about every front. There's too much anger and incivility; too much noise and chaos. We are sharply separated along partisan and ideological lines. But we've been down this road before, most notably in 1968. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: Thursday's thumbs

Council’s willingness to listen gets reader’s attention

Subscriber onlyTemperatures in Northwest Arkansas look to be downright balmy today and beyond, at least compared to the teeth-chattering conditions of the last few days. Warmer (but not exactly warm) temperatures are welcome, giving us a chance doff our gloves just in time for our Thursday thumbs. Continue reading...

Too many deaths

Subscriber onlyMissiles can't defend against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, but accurate information, widely shared, can. Guns and knives can't uncover public officials on the take, but scrupulous research and careful interviews can. Information and ideas, and the ability to freely share them, are the world's most powerful weapons. Continue reading...

The KGB wants to know

Just follow these instructions—or else

Subscriber onlySit down, Comrade Lieutenant, and relax. If you can. Only your corporeal body is at stake, not that soul you reactionaries only imagine exists. Ask not for whom the cellphone rings. The call will be for you. It’s from Moscow—just as you suspected and have good reason to fear. If you’d prefer to go over the same old ground still again, you can re-read Peter Schweizer’s exhausting and exhaustively detailed Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, which appeared some three years ago—a whole age in terms of the American political calendar. Continue reading...

Baseball sets an example

Subscriber onlyWould ballot-box behavior change if people knew more precisely how their fellow citizens planned to vote? Continue reading...

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