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Steve Barnes | Holding back the tide

Oct 21, 2014 8:48am

FAYETTEVILLE — It’s a win if Arkansas loses to Alabama by one point, especially in a drizzle that makes the pigskin as slippery as a hog slathered in Crisco. It’s a loss for ‘Bama if it defeats...

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Pryor’s mobile office coming to town

Oct 07, 2014 7:28am

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will continue its statewide tour to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving...

Steve Barnes | Explaining American politics to Canadians

Sep 30, 2014 9:09am

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — “Tell us about your Senate race,” asks my friend John Marino. His wife, Sharon, nods encouragement. Immediately the other couple, the Hanafelds, Donna and Erwin, join in. “...

Ken Bridges | $64,000 Question and Harris’s role

Sep 29, 2014 5:23pm

Oren Harris had led a life of dedication and integrity that led him into public service. The one-time El Dorado lawyer would find that integrity tested as a member of Congress. In 1959, Harris and...

Steve Barnes | Chickens are expected to roost

Sep 23, 2014 11:03am

That fluttering noise — chickens coming home to roost?

The nest, so to speak, was the State Capitol; the feathers, this day, belonged to school superintendents, local board members, patrons...

Bob Moos | Don’t take any chances. Get your flu shot this fall

Sep 02, 2014 9:09am

The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult.

About 226,000 Americans will land in the hospital this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere...

Steve Barnes | The pain of the bumblebees

Aug 26, 2014 11:47am

The little television set in the corner of my office is always tuned to one or another of the cable news channels unless there’s an especially good baseball game underway. But this is an even-...

Harry King | Big 10 has brutal start

Aug 26, 2014 7:23am

Spotting the SEC and the Pac-12 both numbers and notoriety in the pursuit of a berth in the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in danger of falling further behind during the first two weeks...

Steve Barnes | Political notes from the road

Aug 19, 2014 7:11am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Believe it or not this town offers more than country music. It is home to what I am told (I have not had the opportunity to personally partake) is a stellar symphony orchestra,...

Steve Barnes | Sorting through the news

Aug 12, 2014 2:29pm

Back from the road, weeks away from the home front. A catch-up day or two invariably is necessary to sort through the backup, the anticipated and the unexpected.

If this was a surprise, it...

Steve Barnes | Annals of the cyber-age

Aug 05, 2014 7:42am

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Not terribly long ago I sat atop the hood of my car, parked on the side of a dirt road just south of Arkansas’s southern border, and, frantic to meet a deadline, prepared to...

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