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Why WASPS Buzz So Loudly These Days

Power Shift Causes Rifts, Not Cable News or the President

Subscriber onlyJohn Brummett says Arkansas politics aren't local any more. Now "we subjugate our charm and eccentricity to the general national debate." I largely agree with that. Continue reading...

Apply Fayetteville Energy Efficiency Standards Statewide, Lawmakers Told

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Fayetteville's higher energy efficiency standards for new buildings didn't slow construction there and should be adopted statewide, state legislators were told Thursday. Continue reading...

Looking Back On The Fourth

Don’t Idolize Founding Fathers; Measure Up To Them

Subscriber onlyThe Fourth of July passed Friday. The cookouts and fireworks are over. Perhaps now is a good time to reflect on whether this country is what we want it to be. Continue reading...

City Of Rogers Doing Work Normally Done By Contractor Bids

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- City crews are working on major construction projects that at least one private contractor wanted sent for bids. Continue reading...

Two Senators And A Rival Come To Northwest Arkansas

Boozman Meets With Northwest Arkansas Council Wednesday

Subscriber onlyBoth the state's U.S. senators were in Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, along with the major party candidate running against one of them. Continue reading...

Time To Toss Around Some Polls, Tomatoes

Cotton Closes the Gap In Numbers Game, But Needs to Take Care

Subscriber onlyTom Cotton is ahead in the two most recent polls that deserve to be taken seriously. Continue reading...

Congress Can Do Better, Cotton Says

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Conservatives want assurance electing 4th District Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, to the U.S. Senate would make a difference, they told the candidate at a town hall meeting Friday in Rogers. Continue reading...

Commentary: Gains In Northwest Arkansas A Tall Order For Democrats

Shifting the Region’s Loyalty Possible, But Not Likely

Subscriber onlyThere's hope for state Democrats in Northwest Arkansas, wrote Jay Barth. He's a Hendrix College scholar and author on state politics. Don't hold your breath, wrote I, a local wiseguy. Continue reading...

State Democratic Party Chief Visits Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Democrats statewide will have to outwork Republicans because they can't outspend the GOP's conservative allies, state Democratic Party chairman Vincent Insalaco told the Senior Democrats of Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. Continue reading...

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Back In Black

NWACC’s Turnaround No Easy Matter, State Observers Say

Subscriber onlyEvelyn Jorgenson received a message from the NorthWest Arkansas Community College board before they picked her as the college's next president: Get in the black and stay there. Continue reading...

Commentary: State GOP Spreads Beyond NWA Home

The Republican Party Grows Up, Moves Out

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas lost control of the state Republican Party, I wrote three weeks ago. Author and researcher Jay Barth, a professor at Hendrix College, saw this as soon as I did. He also added up the numbers. Continue reading...

Local VA OK, Auditors Find

Nationwide Review Finds No Problems At Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Patients of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fayetteville do not suffer from the long waiting times and skewed scheduling records that caused scandal at other VA facilities, a national audit found. Continue reading...

Commentary: Green Party Candidate Can Talk For Himself

Green Party Candidate Can Talk for Himself

Subscriber onlyAt least Mark Swaney says interesting things. Watching that dumb parrot commercial made me wish some of that would rub off on our other U.S. Senate candidates. Continue reading...

"The Economy, Stupid" is More True Than Ever

Conservatives are Not Reaping the Benefits They Should

Subscriber only"The Economy, Stupid." I printed a piece of paper Wednesday that repeats that. Then I posted it above my desk. I intend to keep it there, for I clearly need it. Continue reading...

Hot-Button Issues Go Cold

GOP Outgrows Northwest Arkansas, Too

Subscriber only"Anti-establishment" conservative voters should be able to swing a low-turnout GOP primary. That didn't happen Tuesday. That matters, a lot. Continue reading...

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