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Nate Strauch: Gays, Republicans and anchovy-flavored bacon

Apr 07, 2015 12:45pm

If the Republican Party were the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, it would have shown up for the Final Four in ice skates. If it were Apple, its iPods would feature Betamax...

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Steve Barnes | Recommendations for ASP Commission

Nov 04, 2014 12:57pm

Memorandum for: Arkansas’s Next Governor

Date: Post-Election day

Subject: Arkansas State Police Commission

Sir:

You have not asked for this memo and quite probably have no...

Five tricks for a tooth-friendly Halloween

Oct 28, 2014 11:12am

Most little boys and ghouls will dress up and ring neighborhood doorbells hoping to collect a large stash of candy this Halloween. After trick-or-treating, Delta Dental encourages parents to pay...

Ken Bridges | Texas Hunts have Arkansas roots

Oct 28, 2014 7:41am

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, millions of people would tune in weekly to watch Dallas, a night-time soap opera about the tawdry scandals and business dealings of a Texas oil family. At...

Stevs Barnes | Embargo on Cuba

Oct 28, 2014 10:44am

There’s time, admittedly not much, but time remaining in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate campaign to add an issue to the agenda, or at least propose one. It hasn’t come up because no one has brought it up,...

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...

MILES OF MEMORIES by Brenda Miles | The average woman – who is she?

Oct 20, 2014 3:11pm

Unless you have had your telephone disconnected or have been vacationing in outer Siberia, you know this is an election year in Arkansas. We have a Governor’s race and an especially heated one for...

Steve Barnes | Putting on the show

Oct 13, 2014 5:10pm

You were wondering how long it would take to put on the show?

It took eleven days from Beverly Carter’s disappearance, seven days from the arrest of a suspect, six days from his first plea...

Steve Barnes | Who has the momentum in statewide elections?

Oct 07, 2014 7:50am

Which candidates in Arkansas, which party, has the momentum in the contests for statewide office? It used to be called “Big Mo” but in our species never-ending quest for abbreviation, it’s now...

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. “...