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The bus stops here

Local transit providers team up

Subscriber onlySome folks 'round here like to say that the Northwest Arkansas metro corridor is really one big city and no longer a collection of contiguous small towns. In some ways, that's true. It's no longer unusual for a person living in, say, Bella Vista, to drive to work every day on Springdale; or for a Fayetteville couple to have dinner and take in a movie or concert in Rogers. We've even got school kids living in one town travelling every day to another to attend a private or open-enrollment charter school. City limit signs and county lines don't mean what they use to mean. Continue reading...

The Korean games

They go on long after the Olympics

Subscriber onlyTHE PAPERS say the president of the United States made some sort of major announcement this week. But for all the commotion surrounding the Supreme Court pick (well-deserved commotion is still commotion), let’s not skip over some other news. Once again, it started with a presidential tweet: Continue reading...

Taking aim at our foot

Subscriber onlyThe Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. Continue reading...

TED TALLEY: Ancestor's mechanical clock keeps time with modern technology

Subscriber onlyOn the eve of our nation's birthday anniversary last week I had insomnia. Maybe it was the cup of coffee from late that afternoon. Maybe it was the neighbors' fireworks cacophony. Whatever the case, I wandered the living room wide awake. Continue reading...

HOW WE SEE IT: This heat is making our thumbs sweaty

… and a few other things in the news

Subscriber onlyThe Summer doldrums seem to have settled over the news landscape, but that won't stop us from firing a few thumbs at whatever informational tidbits we can unearth. Continue reading...

Two losers, one winner

How issues on the ballots stack up

Subscriber only“I could have fit this all in my [Chevy] Suburban,” commented this state’s perennial campaigner for unnecessary if not mischievous change. At the time he was pulling up in a rental truck before the state’s Victory Building. Continue reading...

The party of hate(rs)

Subscriber onlyIn my lifetime I have never seen hate for those who support a president the likes of which I see toward the supporters of President Donald Trump. Maxine Waters is calling on people to publicly harass Trump staffers. Hillary Clinton called us a basket of deplorables, accusing women of supporting Trump only because their husbands told them to. A restaurant owner and staff refused service to a woman because she works in the Trump administration. Continue reading...

Confirmation’s rocky road

Subscriber onlyIt’s too soon to know what kind of fight President Donald Trump has on his hands in nominating federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. But one thing is clear: If Trump thinks this is going to be Gorsuch 2.0 — a relatively smooth process that inured to the president’s political benefit on the way to an inevitable confirmation — he is mistaken. There are five reasons the Kavanaugh confirmation battle will diverge from Justice Neil Gorsuch’s path to the court. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: A shameful display

Subscriber onlyNo gun-use restriction of any sort is going to be approved by this Arkansas General Assembly. Continue reading...

BLAGG: State should help schools with security costs

Subscriber onlyPreliminary recommendations from the Arkansas School Safety Commission call for armed security at every school when children and staff are present. Continue reading...

Animal farm

With apologies to Mr. Orwell

Subscriber onlyTHE ENTIRE farm lay in ruins. Only minutes before, the human beings had broken through, all the way to the windmill, and shot the place up with their firearms. Even Napoleon, who had been directing the battle from the rear, was slightly wounded when a pellet clipped his tail. He would later receive the Animal Hero Medallion First Class (with Valor) to mark his bravery. Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY Free speech wins one

Subscriber onlyThe concept of free speech is easy to defend when the words are agreeable. The test comes when someone expresses views that are unpopular or inflammatory. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyTrump, Truman share similar stories Continue reading...

Frau Merkel must go

Subscriber onlyFor many years, those of us who are critical admirers of the European Union have warned that it was on a bad path. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyTrump, Truman share similar stories Continue reading...