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Commentary: Who's on the menu?

Neal’s departure from judge’s race raises questions

Subscriber onlyThe responses to restaurateur and state Rep. Micah Neal's announcement late last week that he intended to drop out of the race for Washington County judge provides a clear indication of how unexpected the turn of events was. Continue reading...

Commentary: Do a good turn

Brainstorming cures for the turn-signal challenged

As I drove down Thompson Avenue Tuesday, I was probably a little anxious. An appointment in downtown Fayetteville had put me a little behind schedule getting to the office. Continue reading...

Commentary: A Trumped-up election

GOP nominee qualified to be president, according to Founders

Subscriber onlyHow many parents have told their kids "You can grow up to be president?" Continue reading...

Commentary: Bathroom solutions

Who really has the interests of students at heart?

Subscriber onlyThe other day, I heard a great Southern gospel song. Continue reading...

No ‘I’ in ‘team’

But who really pays attention to spelling anymore?

Subscriber onlyMany moons ago, I was on a team of reporters and editors during the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 1990s expansion of coverage in Northwest Arkansas. While our concentration was in this region, as reporters for a statewide newspaper, it wasn’t unusual for us to want our stories to earn a spot on the front page across the state. Continue reading...

Commentary: In abundance and need

Dangers stem from a lack of contentent

Subscriber onlyIf someone could tell you how long you had to live, would you want to know? Continue reading...

Commentary: Arkansas Works: Does it?

Legislative session has appearance of manipulation

Subscriber onlyIt's tax day, a day worth celebrating. Continue reading...

Commentary: A wise investment

Tax collector-elect’s $55,000 gamble pays off

Subscriber onlySome Arkansas voters head back to the polls Tuesday to make their final selections in the preferential primaries of 2016. A few runoffs have extended the spring election season, but for most Arkansans, Election 2016 is done until fall rolls around. Continue reading...

Commentary: Worthy remembrances

Families make most of newspaper obituaries

Subscriber onlyYears ago, obituaries in the newspaper were mostly published for free, but in recent years, space in costly newsprint became premium real estate and the once-abundant revenue newspapers collected from its business operations would not sustain the no-charge approach. Continue reading...

Commentary: Bringing Dixie up

The South needs a new symbol for its future

Subscriber onlyIt was one of those days it seemed every traffic signal I came to on College Avenue in Fayetteville turned red as I approached. With a ways to go before reaching my destination, I wondered whether I would make it on time. Continue reading...

Commentary: How did they vote?

Sheriff roots around in editorial board’s voting records

Subscriber onlyThe sheriff of Benton County has been rooting around in my voting records. Continue reading...

Commentary: Is a deadline too much?

The right to vote shouldn’t have to be spoon fed

Subscriber onlyI've wanted to see U2 in concert for a long time. Continue reading...

Commentary: The post-Huckabee influence

Arkansas leaders now free to back other candidates

Subscriber onlyIt took an entire state to convince Mike Huckabee what anyone who wasn't on his payroll could have told him months ago. Continue reading...

Memories for life

Subscriber onlyA few weeks back, probably when I was searching the Internet for something I had forgotten, I stumbled across a “Ted Talk” by two neuroscientists, Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez. Continue reading...

Commentary: The fast draw

Gun rights advocates too quick to dismiss Obama proposals

Subscriber onlyGun culture runs deep in the United States, and it's not a bad thing. Continue reading...

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