Hoyt Purvis

Columnist
Contact Hoyt

Recent Stories

HOYT PURVIS: Anonymity and credibility

Practice should be rare, but sometimes is necessary

Subscriber onlyResponsible journalistic practice requires journalists to identify sources, Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: The root of corruption

In politics, money usually at core of troubles

Subscriber onlyLong ago, when I was an undergraduate student, one of my professors, in a class on ethics, opened one day's class in a way I have never forgotten. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Politics in a polar vortex

Fall congressional campaigns will reveal much

Subscriber onlyA polar vortex is an upper-level, low-pressure area near Earth's poles. There are two polar vortices in Earth's atmosphere, overlying the North and South poles. Beneath that lies a large mass of cold, dense arctic air. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: By the numbers

Counts, polls show shifts affecting life in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyNumbers can tell many stories: interesting, informative, important and sometimes inconsequential or misleading. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Could 2018 rival 'year that rocked world?'

Subscriber onlyThis is proving to be a chaotic and tumultuous year. We're not yet to the half-way mark of 2018, but each day brings compounding of the confounding. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Foreign policy must recognize global connections

Isolation isn’t option when evaluating impacts

Subscriber onlyA successful foreign policy cannot be formulated or implemented in a vacuum -- domestically or internationally. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Truth or consequences

Distortions raise questions about governing

Subscriber onlyTruth, it has been said with considerable justification, is the first casualty of war. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: What leadership can do

Bipartisanship carried Panama Canal decisions

Subscriber onlyForty years ago at this time, the U.S. Senate was engaged in a lengthy and heated debate. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Olympics try, but there's no avoiding world politics

Subscriber onlyMany of us have spent time in recent days viewing coverage of the winter Olympics from South Korea. Continue reading...

HOYT PURVIS: Historic 'papers'

The Post shines light on tense standoff

Subscriber onlyIf you haven't seen The Post, it is a film I recommend. Continue reading...

More stories by Hoyt »