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Bob Moos: Time again to check your Medicare health and drug plans

Oct 06, 2015 10:34am

Now’s the time for Arkansas residents with Medicare to look over their health and drug coverage for 2016. Medicare’s annual open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7.

Even if you...

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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...

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...