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Mark L. Hopkins: It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature

May 27, 2015 11:58am

The headline said, “Antarctic ice shelf ‘will be gone’ by 2020.” In the text of the article it tells us that an ice shelf roughly 15 times the size of Manhattan Island that has existed for 10,000...

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Nate Strauch: Pot’s for the dogs

Apr 22, 2015 12:03pm

Watching the family canine descend into old age is a long, painful odyssey for many pet owners. Standing idly by while Fido licks his arthritic paws — unable to understand why they hurt and...

Steve Barnes: Political calculations afoot at state Supreme Court

Apr 21, 2015 7:54am

About a dozen years ago, a survey left the Arkansas legal establishment beaming.

A panel drawn from three citadels of legal education — the law schools of New York University, Duke and the...

Lee H. Hamilton: For the media, traditional values still matter

Apr 21, 2015 7:36am

I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however.


Matthew Pate: Heed the rule, not the exception

Apr 15, 2015 8:26am

If you’ve seen the video from Charleston, South Carolina, where police officer Michael Slager appears to gun down Walter Scott, an unarmed fleeing suspect, you can’t help but be a little sickened...

Nate Strauch: Change is in the win

Apr 15, 2015 8:25am

I believe the United States Department of Education should be abolished. I believe no one living in Washington can effectively dictate local education policy in my town or any other. And I believe...

Pilgrim Reflections: “What Difference Do It Make?”

Apr 13, 2015 5:32pm

Yes, “What difference do it make?”

That question was the title of Ron Hall and Denver Moore’s 2010 best-selling book that told the story of Denver’s life. Born in January, 1937 in Red River...

Steve Barnes: Notes from the road

Apr 13, 2015 4:29pm

Had I known the Florida legislature was in session would I have chosen the Cactus League over the Grapefruit for a pre-season look at the majors?

No. My Yankees are here, just around the...

Nate Strauch: Controlling for reality

Mar 31, 2015 10:59am

When it comes to modern day politics, most of us are really poor at pragmatism. When arguing for some change we’d like to see enacted, people are prone to ground their view in the way things ought...

Nate Strauch: Looking through the prison prism

Mar 25, 2015 11:52am

There’s a great line in the little-remembered 2001 Johnny Depp drug kingpin saga “Blow,” where the protagonist gets busted dealing pot and is sent to the Danbury Federal Penitentiary in...

Steve Barnes: Harris case proves curious

Mar 24, 2015 9:12am

A curious situation: State Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork says he has done nothing illegal, his colleagues agree he has done nothing illegal, as does Governor Hutchinson; the Department of Human...