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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...

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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.



Jul 21, 2015 10:04am

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My name is Emily Welch and I’m the founder and designer behind Magnolia Creative Co. As an independent artist and business owner I wanted to write to you about a situation I’m...

Nate Strauch: Let them fight

Jul 15, 2015 2:59pm

Remember Michael Sam? Unless you’re a fervent fan of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes — and if you are, bonjour mes amis francophiles! — you probably haven’t heard from him in...

Roy Ockert Jr.: Background check lapse allowed killer to buy gun

Jul 14, 2015 8:33am

While much of the public attention in the wake of the June 17 Charlotte, S.C., church massacre has been focused on the Confederate battle flag, little has been said or done about the violations of...

Rick Holmes: The flag that binds Americans

Jul 08, 2015 7:16am

BALTIMORE – At Fort McHenry, it’s all about the Star Spangled Banner.

An especially large American flag has always flown over this star-shaped stone fortress at the mouth of Baltimore Harbor...

Nate Strauch: The cultural Civil War

Jul 08, 2015 7:13am

There’s something sickly poetic about the northern media telling southerners they’re not allowed to have their Confederate flags anymore. It’s not irony, though I’m sure there’s a good word for it...

Steve Barnes: Huck’s finest moment

Jul 07, 2015 10:40am

Even his sternest critics agreed it was one of Mike Huckabee’s finest moments. To the surprise of many in the crowd of thousands, Huckabee’s oratory, in style and substance, quite surpassed that...

Steve Barnes: Unlearning the malignant mindset of poverty

Jun 30, 2015 8:49am

English is her “second language.” Though born in the U.S. to American parents, she was unaware that she spoke not in conventional sentences, using conventional verbs and nouns — the phraseology of...

Roy Ockert Jr.: State Police ramps up secrecy on fatal traffic accidents

Updated: Jun 23, 2015 7:18am

Somebody in the upper ranks of the Arkansas State Police apparently wants the agency to keep accident reports secret from the public. Maybe it’s the natural police penchant for keeping details...

Nate Strauch: Call me Nathan

Jun 09, 2015 7:56am

The first time I heard the name “Bruce Jenner” was at an ex-girlfriend’s house, during the first season of an impossibly stupid television program called “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” At the...