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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...

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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.

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Steve Barnes: Time for yet another ‘upgrade’

Aug 11, 2015 8:22am

Annals of the cyber-age, cont.

The news release from state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had just arrived, by e-mail, naturally, and she was, naturally, outraged by President Obama’s...

Lee Hamilton: This time was supposed to be different

Aug 05, 2015 11:46am

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know— it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic...

Steve Barnes: Rhetoric helping both parties’ major candidates

Aug 04, 2015 10:14am

I swear, if I was a Democrat running for president I would divert as much of my campaign treasury as I could to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Arkansas’s own Mike Huckabee. If I was any Democrat...

Nate Strauch: Losing our grip on America

Jul 29, 2015 12:24pm

I read somewhere, once upon a time, an adage about wealthy families that goes something like this: The first generation makes the money, the second generation maintains it and the third generation...

Steve Barnes: Traveling for pleasure isn’t always pleasurable

Jul 27, 2015 6:52pm

For two reasons I’ll not identify the airline: one, because I don’t want to be accused of using this space for purely personal gripes; two, I’m still negotiating with the carrier in mention,...

Steve Brawner: Impact of Greece on global economy

Jul 21, 2015 10:57am

Remember the bank run scene in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”? George and Mary are traveling to their honeymoon when they see a crowd gathering outside the bank. George runs to the Bailey Bros...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Gun-free zones at military facilities gave advantage to killer

Jul 21, 2015 10:56am

Two of the most haunting images related to Thursday’s murder of military personnel in Chattanooga, Tenn., illustrated the jarring fact that the victims had no way to defend themselves.