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The almost forgotten holiday

Subscriber onlyIt was a big deal when I was growing up in the bosom of what was in spirit an orthodox Jewish congregation in Shreveport: Balfour Day. Continue reading...

A higher power

Subscriber onlyIn the wake of another mass shooting, the sides are assuming their familiar postures on cue. Conservatives are circling the wagons to guard their 2nd Amendment rights; liberals are calling for legislative remedies. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump, but not …

Subscriber onlyWhen the venerable New Yorker publishes a left-leaner’s profile of Tom Cotton that nominates the state’s junior senator as heir to Donald Trump, it qualifies as a thing. Continue reading...

Getting Arkansans job-ready

Subscriber onlyWith the help of dedicated center directors, teachers and numerous volunteers, 27,796 adults have changed their lives by acquiring essential life-changing skills. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Poll reflects state's conservatism

Answers on death penalty, marriage reveal strong lean

Subscriber onlyThe latest Arkansas Poll reaffirmed how conservative the state's electorate is. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Change not always meaningful

Boasting about it doesn’t make it happen

Subscriber onlyOne year ago, America woke to the dawn of a new era in national politics. Continue reading...

Trump in transit

He’s not as bellicose as he sounds

Subscriber onlyAS A CRITIC once said of Wagner’s music, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. The same could be said of our president’s pivot to Asia as he embarked on a 12-day tour that will feature meetings with allies and adversaries alike from Japan and South Korea to China. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Why we’re free

Subscriber onlyBetween living in a household commanded by an World War II/Korea-hardened Army lieutenant colonel until I was 19 and my 1960s stint in the Coast Guard, the die for my lifelong respect for our military was cast early on. Continue reading...

NWA EDITORIAL: Good money after bad

With court ruling, GIF practice should cease

Subscriber only"It's not cheating if you don't get caught." Continue reading...

LOWELL GRISHAM: Colors of life

All stages of development have room for God

Subscriber onlyThere are patterns in the development of human consciousness. We all start as infants, with primitive, self-centered needs for survival. Later we experience a wondrous, magical, fairy-tale world. As we grow, we make sense of our place in the world through our family and other close relationships. As our context widens, we usually develop a rational capacity; we start to question things for ourselves. Eventually some people develop a more pluralistic, universal perspective. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyCrosstown rivalry great for whole community Continue reading...

A vote for a 'Moron District' in downtown Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyA vote for a 'Moron District' in downtown Fayetteville Continue reading...

The worst ad

Subscriber only“Fear-mongering.” That is the title of an ad being aired by Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam that takes aim at ads by Ed Gillespie, his Republican opponent for governor, trying to tie Northam to MS-13 gang violence and to a child pornographer. Northam is correct in his assessment of the poisonous ads and correct that it is “despicable” to imply he would tolerate anyone hurting a child. But just as despicable is an anti-Gillespie ad created by an independent group that supports Northam. It behooves Northam, while he is offering criticism, to make clear that though the anti-Gillespie spot was not a product of his campaign, his campaign wants no part of it. Continue reading...

Forest service

See the forest for the trees

Subscriber onlyIT’S NOT often that Bruce Wester-man makes the news, or at least controversial news. He seems a laid-back sorta guy, and a congressman who’s not in need of constant attention and publicity. He’s not likely to knock you over if you get between him and a cameraman. Which, when it comes to sitting congressmen, is not a virtue to be sneezed at. Continue reading...

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