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Hoyt Purvis

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Commentary: Most Politics Today Are National, Partisan

Is it Possible to Rise Above Partisanship?

Subscriber onlyAll politics is local. That adage, associated with the former speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill, has long represented conventional wisdom. Continue reading...

Commentary: Nationalism Good, But Can Be Bad

Subscriber onlyI like the national anthem. Continue reading...

Commentary: Power Has Its Perks, Perils

Subscriber onlyGaining, maintaining, extending or expanding power are fundamental goals in politics and public affairs, business, sports, international relations and beyond. Continue reading...

Commentary: Will Arkansas Senate Race Defy Trends?

Subscriber onlyRecent opinion polls have caused a considerable stir among political junkies and pundits. Continue reading...

Commentary: It's Time for Setting Foreign Policy Priorities

Subscriber onlyDriving down the highway, I listen to a radio commentator in his best belligerent tone berating the Obama administration over Crimea and Ukraine. Continue reading...

Commentary: Television Network 'Discovers' Arkansas' Hardy

Subscriber onlyAlthough I have lived much of my life in Northwest Arkansas, I have lived or spent considerable time in a number of other places in the state and elsewhere. Continue reading...

Techno-Media Giants Gaining Clout

Subscriber onlyYou may have seen or heard it mentioned on the news: Comcast is taking over Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion to $19 billion. Continue reading...

Politicians Say (And Do) The Darndest Things

Subscriber onlySome may remember the old radio program with Art Linkletter called “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” then the TV show by the same name featuring Linkletter and Bill Cosby. Continue reading...

Foreign Policy Faces Fork In The Road

DO CANDIDATES, PUBLIC WANT INTERVENTION?

Subscriber onlyThis will be a year of congressional and state elections and, undoubtedly, continuing focus on the health care law and its implementation and ramifi cations. Continue reading...

Reading Suggestions On A Range Of Topics

COLUMNIST: THEODORE ROOSEVELT UNDOUBTEDLY RANKS AS ONE OF OUR MORE COLORFUL PRESIDENTS

Subscriber onlyFor many years, I have off ered end-ofyear, holiday-season commentary on books that I find interesting or important or which have found their way on to my reading list for whatever reason. Continue reading...

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