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A senator’s finest hour

Subscriber onlyIn a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyAre Fayetteville leaders listening to residents? Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: High-stakes midterms

Subscriber onlyWe’re now inside a month until the midterm elections that will do no less than check or validate Donald Trump. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Blind allegience?

Doctrines, dissent and reality in the Trump years

Subscriber onlyThe Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination dominated much of public and media attention in recent days. We saw a brutal confirmation fight laced with holier-than-thou hypocrisy and strict partisanship. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Not good enough

The vote only powerful if it’s used

Subscriber onlyTurmoil over the recent confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is far from over. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Conservatives are the real liberals

Subscriber onlyOccasionally I tune in CNN, actually appreciate some of its news discussions and otherwise grin and bear it. The other day, though, I frowned and decided not to bear it because here was this hoity-toity guy telling us how freedom would be endangered with Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court because the conservatives would outnumber the liberals. Continue reading...

LOWELL GRISHAM: In the midst of accusation

Kavanaugh, Ford and the processing of disputed claims

Subscriber onlySome years ago I was called as the senior pastor to a church that had experienced multiple instances of clergy sexual misconduct. Whenever clergy violate their sexual boundaries it has a profound effect, not unlike incest in a family. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Nation's highest court should get term limits

Subscriber onlySuddenly everybody wants to explore term limits for Supreme Court justices. Welcome aboard. I've been on that train for almost a quarter of a century. The current argument is that life tenure is a leading cause of the increasing viciousness of our confirmation battles. But whether term limits would fix the process depends on whether we're right about what's wrong. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: That's chutzpah

Fired superintendent sues for district he failed

Subscriber onlyOh, my. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyNation hurt when voters don’t turn out in election Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY - NAFTA by another name …

Subscriber onlyOn Monday President Donald Trump announced the end of NAFTA, the trade agreement he’s repeatedly called a “disaster” for U.S. workers, and hailed its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as the greatest trade deal ever seen. Continue reading...

What’s up, doc?

This is going to take more’n one visit

Subscriber onlyWELL, well, well, howya doing, doc? Yes, it’s been years since we’ve asked for a sit-down. Or a lie-down. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: New burial method could be good for environment

Plant a tree

Subscriber onlyAs time itself and today's culture change faster than most can keep pace with, it's no surprise that even traditional ways we've laid loved ones to eternal rest could be dramatically evolving. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Preserving good judgment

Fayetteville take reasonable view on development

Subscriber onlyIn different times, a vote like last Tuesday's in the Fayetteville City Council might have sent a grandmother scurrying up a tree, refusing to come down, in protest. Trust us, newcomers, it really happened once upon a time. Continue reading...

GREG HARTON: Will the future become devoid of conversation?

Subscriber onlyFor good reason, a lot of us worry about a growth in incivility we've witnessed in a world more connected than ever through advances in technology. Continue reading...