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Mike Masterson: No cap on harm

Don't need SJR8

Subscriber onlyShould your child break a neighbor's window and the final bill is $300, would you expect the aggrieved neighbor be satisfied with $25 because the city council dictated that amount? Me neither. Continue reading...

Proclaiming 'core values'

Subscriber onlyI notice this newspaper has started publishing a statement of its core values daily on Page 2. Authored by publisher Walter Hussman Jr., the message hearkens to days when his late father, Walter Hussman Sr., was an equally committed publisher who practiced putting readers first in his statewide chain of newspapers. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Trump detractor predicts

A sea change

Subscriber onlyNew York real estate investment adviser Joel Ross is described as a Democrat who doesn't much like Donald Trump. He's also become nationally respected for uncanny and insightful predictions. Continue reading...

Simplifying transparency

Bill on the table

Subscriber onlyArkansas GOP Representative Jana Della Rosa of Rogers is offering a bill that would make reports of every legislator's campaign contributions and leftover funds available on a secretary of state website database. Continue reading...

Back on the Buffalo

Subscriber onlyThe single bore hole drilled by our state's Department of Environmental Quality apparently found no leakage beneath the waste lagoons at C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea. Anyone surprised? Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: JBU gets it

Bonafide protest

Subscriber onlyAs with most of you, I've watched groups of our fellow Americans in full-blown destructive riots that were soft-pedaled by many from the nation's mainstream media as "protests." Continue reading...

Values and virtues

Restore integrity

Subscriber onlyWhile the following column was published in February 2008, its message remains even more apropos in light of the shameful criminal behavior of radical leftists and others since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president. Continue reading...

Most humiliating moment

Subscriber onlyShould the powers that be in Northwest Arkansas establish an award for "Most Publicly Humiliating Moment," I have my nomination ready to submit. I believe Andrew Bell could take the prize for reportedly dropping the sex toy he'd allegedly stolen from Fayetteville's racy novelty store Seductions directly in front of the officer who arrested him. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Business partisans

Shot in the foot

Subscriber onlyI've never understood why businesses ranging from restaurants to big-box stores, banks and even Hollywood elitists, all of whom rely on customers of varied beliefs, choose to alienate and sacrifice so many of them by pushing agendas. Continue reading...

Beyond the door

Not so safe

Subscriber onlyLest you mistakenly believe things are improving outside the relative safety of your living room, allow me to review just part of the Arkansas Online headlines from last week: Continue reading...

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