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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Polarizing politics

Subscriber onlyAt the senior expo last weekend, put on again this year by this newspaper and UAMS, a man in the audience of a few dozen asked the political panel what I feared would be an enraging and polarizing question. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: Behind those walls

Do Arkansans need an audit of prison system?

Subscriber onlyArkansas has somewhere around 500 cities and towns in its 75 counties. If we ranked communities solely by population, the Arkansas prison system would be somewhere around No. 25 in the state, about the size of Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Limiting voters' choices

Tighter term limits appear headed toward approval

Subscriber onlyBad acts by some Arkansas lawmakers may help fuel a bad decision by this state's voters in November. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Anonymity and credibility

Practice should be rare, but sometimes is necessary

Subscriber onlyResponsible journalistic practice requires journalists to identify sources, Continue reading...

The state of things

On trading fire, artillery and worse

Subscriber onlyPolitics ain't beanbag, as Mr. Dooley once noted. And no matter what you might hear this week, it never has been. Continue reading...

LOWELL GRISHAM: A nation needs its prophets

Biblical response to shortcomings in ample supply

Subscriber onlyIn the Bible, whenever autocratic or immoral leaders arise, God raises up prophets to speak truth to power. I find that comforting right now. Continue reading...

Bella Vista Lake correction

Subscriber onlySaturday's editorial featured our thoughts on the ongoing consternation over the future of Bella Vista Lake and the dam that creates it on Little Sugar Creek. To make things worse, though, we inadvertently added to the consternation with an error. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Diving in deep

Parks board says go big or … go big

Subscriber onlyMaybe it shouldn't be a surprise when a municipal panel known as an "advisory board" chooses to punt tough decisions. Their job is to offer advice to the people who ultimately will make a decision. Continue reading...

The two Obamas

Subscriber onlyWhat happened to the Republican Party? Continue reading...

GREG HARTON: Men of a century

Arkansas statues in U.S. Capitol might be switched out

Subscriber onlySorry, Uriah M. Rose and Sen. James P. Clarke. Your time is done. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyWalmart should reject Soviet-era symbolism Continue reading...

Listen what the man says

A statesman gives advice to his party

Subscriber onlyOur 39th president has lived to see a lot at the age of 93. Continue reading...

Ain’t easy being green

Let’s make this effort more ... conservative

Subscriber onlyThere are a lot of smart things in this oh-so-modern age: smart phones, smart cars, smart washers and dryers. Smart is the name of the game. Even our cars lock themselves at a specific speed. We can answer our doorbell from another country. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: More at risk

Toxins in our river

Subscriber onlyCarol Bitting has long been a staunch champion for our Buffalo National River, identified last year by readers of USA Today as the state's greatest attraction. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: Legislative reckoning

Sentencings seek to protect public trust

Subscriber onlyWhen then-candidate Donald Trump promised during his soon-to-be-successful presidential campaign to "drain the swamp," Arkansans had no idea some of their state lawmakers were practically bathing in the malodorous, dark waters of their own political corruption. Continue reading...

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