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Steve Brawner: Free Market requires a moral code

Sep 29, 2015 11:44am

Life, the pope is telling us, is about more than the bottom line. This past week has given two examples of why people should listen to his big economic message even if they disagree with some of...

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Roy Ockert Jr.: Higher education gets no new money

Sep 08, 2015 9:00am

Instead of finding a way to provide more money for higher education in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is offering a plan to talk about what higher education could do if it had more money.


Steve Barnes: Remembering Dean Duncan

Sep 08, 2015 8:59am

A few minutes after Dean Duncan slipped peacefully into the next life, one of his family had an idea, a very good one. A nephew who had been looking after Dean’s mutt, Poochie, rushed home and...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Arms race escalates in major-college athletics

Sep 01, 2015 8:15am

As the college football season kicks off this week, the arms race for athletic supremacy has escalated.

Two recent changes in National Collegiate Athletic Association rules have resulted in...

Lee Hamilton: On Voting … And Not

Aug 25, 2015 8:42am

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one...

Marie Powell, Center for Rural Affairs: Standing up for rural postal delivery

Aug 25, 2015 8:02am

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some...

Steve Barnes: Ten years after Katrina

Aug 25, 2015 6:27am

There was some talk of a reunion, but it came to nothing. Too many of us had moved on — to other publications, other occupations, to cities other than the ones where we were based when the editors...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Former president lives the message he preaches

Aug 25, 2015 6:25am

Jimmy Carter, who didn’t get much love as the 39th American president, has become much more revered since he left office in 1981. That’s why the news last week that he is fighting cancer hit so...

Steve Barnes: Costs of the justice dragnet

Aug 18, 2015 11:53am

Bearing in mind that none of the arrested have had their day in court (though, according to the authorities, a majority have had at least one previous day in court), the sweep of some 70 alleged...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Arkansas takes next steps to carry out death sentences

Aug 18, 2015 11:27am

With a new attorney general who bragged in her campaign about being a gun-toting woman, we had reason to expect that Arkansas might gear up its efforts to administer capital punishment to those...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Student debt should be topic for presidential candidates

Aug 11, 2015 8:23am

While the first “debates” featuring the 17 Republican presidential candidates produced lots of fire and smoke, nothing much of substance came out of the.

The 2-hour main event on Fox News...