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NWA editorial: No sanctuary

Immigration enforcement not a local option

Subscriber onlyImmigration in the United States is an issue with no easy answers. Reasonable people motivated by good intentions reside on all sides of the debate. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Readers respond

The cost of drugs

Subscriber onlyI sure struck a major nerve the other day with my column about how much lower prescription prices run in Canada than here in the U.S. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: The 'disinvited'

King Fahd Center flare up does some damage

Subscriber onlyIt is an unfortunate irony that the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas is in a bit of turmoil. Continue reading...

Others say: No place for Americans

Subscriber onlyIt's easier for American tourists to travel to North Korea than to Cuba. It's also more dangerous, as the death this week of college student Otto Warmbier after 17 months of North Korean captivity shows. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Hunting some witches more than others

Some witches hunted more than others

Subscriber only"In 2016 the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyber attacks on our nation for the purpose of influencing our election. That is a fact, plain and simple." Continue reading...

Dem Party consuming itself

Subscriber onlyPresident Trump's chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But this is a delusion, because their party remains in a deep funk. The same CBS News polling last week that showed Trump's approval at a new low--36 percent--showed congressional Democrats were even less popular--30 percent. After Republican Karen Handel's victory in a House special election on Tuesday in the Atlanta suburbs, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, declared, "Our brand is worse than Trump." Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyThose who cast ballots for Trump were ‘conned’ Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Sometimes, a loss is a loss

Options few on burned-out Fay Jones-designed house

Subscriber onlyIt can hardly be a surprise that the people running the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art don't want its Bentonville campus to become the historic house subdivision of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Prepping for The Big Day

Who knew father of groom had things to do?

Subscriber onlyIf I've learned anything over the years, it's that no matter how hard people try, no one is beating time and Mother Nature. And if I ever start to doubt that, the events of the last week reinforced my earlier belief. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyGOP eyes far-reaching, brutal health care changes Continue reading...

Face it to fix it

Must address racial disparities

Subscriber onlySome legislators in the 2017 legislative session turned a blind eye to the continuing racial disparities in the Arkansas criminal justice system. Overwhelming evidence was found in a three-year study completed in 2015 by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law that racial disparities in the punishments for homicide could not be explained by non-racial factors such as education, economics or facts of the crime. Rather, race was the critical, statistically significant factor in blacks receiving harsher punishments than whites for homicides. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyGOP eyes far-reaching, brutal health care changes Continue reading...

Woody Bassett: A shot at life

Golf’s lessons apply off the greens, too

Subscriber onlyThe game of golf mirrors the game of life in unmistakable ways. Try as we may, life can't be scripted and neither can golf. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Miss Arkansas shows she’s got tenacity

Subscriber onlyThe thumbs are happy today, friends. Continue reading...

War of the words

Subscriber onlyNo man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. Continue reading...