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Commencement address

Getting schooled

Subscriber onlyThe sanctuary in Little Rock's Fellowship Bible Church was steadily filling to capacity. The church was far beyond what I expected after strolling into its multilevel auditorium to deliver the commencement address to graduates of the program administered by the Home Educators of Greater Little Rock. Continue reading...

Commentary: Fires of the Anthropocene

Humans inaction setting stage for dire consequences

Subscriber onlyThe astonishing fire at Fort McMurray evokes the legend of the monster destroying its maker, reveals the looming outlines of the age of human domination called by many geologists the "Anthropocene," and should be an awakening for us all. Although it's always hard to ascribe individual weather events to general climate trends, the fingerprints of global warming are all over this conflagration in Canada's Alberta Province. Continue reading...

Commentary: Bathroom solutions

Who really has the interests of students at heart?

Subscriber onlyThe other day, I heard a great Southern gospel song. Continue reading...

Brandon Burlsworth’s life

Greater meaning

Subscriber onlyIt appears the much-anticipated film devoted to the rise of the late Brandon Burlsworth from a shy, portly Harrison High School offensive lineman to a Razorback walk-on, All-American and first-round NFL pick likely will be released for national audiences in late summer. Continue reading...

August election booked

Library supporters have reasons for special election

Subscriber onlyThe Fayetteville City Council last week fast-tracked a decision to submit a library millage election to Fayetteville voters. Continue reading...

Arkansas' cowboy artist

Subscriber onlyImagine character actor Wilford Brimley's distinctive face combined with the familiar baritone voice of radio personality Tom Bodett (Motel 6 lights on for ya) and you'll come close to envisioning Arkansas' famed Western artist Michael Andrews. Continue reading...

Commentary: Governor Cuts it Close Again

The Governor Shows a Flair for Cliffhangers

Subscriber onlyOnce again, the governor used a legislative detour to get where he wanted to go on a vital piece of legislation. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thumbs revisited

Changes are part of the Northwest Arkansas scene

Subscriber onlyMaybe's it's just how life in Arkansas' springtime can't help but improve one's outlook, but today's digital feedback is all turned skyward: Continue reading...

Victory over Japan

An anniversary to celebrate or to mourn?

Subscriber onlyTALK ABOUT mixed emotions. And a mixed cast of historical figures great and small to choose from. There’s Harry Truman, the sudden president of the United States who at first wasn’t sure of what he should want, all the way to the relentless and remorseless Joe Stalin, who knew just what he wanted and usually got it if nobody stopped him. Continue reading...

Childhood peril

Was I ever really a risk-taker?

Subscriber onlyNever in a million years would I have considered myself a risk-taker. Though I was the oldest and probably had the most opportunity, still … Continue reading...

Commentary: Unpacking the packing process

Getting there’s easy; leaving is the hard part

Subscriber onlyAnyone driving past my house on any given weekend probably has one of three thoughts about what's going on just in front of my garage. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Blue lives matter, too

Demonstrators use shooting to assert wrongdoing

Subscriber onlyWhen someone dies at the hands of a police officer, it's impossible to just shrug off the loss of life as the kind of thing that happens in the name of public safety. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyStudy raises questions about online charters On Jan. 27, 2016, the Walton Family Foundation, a huge donor ($385 million) to charter schools, issued a fascinating paper, written by Marc Sternburg and Marc Holley, employees of the foundation. Search for “Walton Family Foundation We Must Rethink Online Learning.” Continue reading...

Letters to the editor

Subscriber onlyStudy raises questions about online charters Continue reading...

Commentary: NW Arkansas's past inspires region's present, future

Visionaries, philanthropists, taxpayers set stage for today’s success

Subscriber onlyWe are no longer one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Northwest Arkansas has evolved into a place that blends the goodness and courtesies of small-town America with the palpable energy, vitality and optimism of a bustling and diverse metropolitan area. Continue reading...

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