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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...

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Kent Bush: Moral and ethical standards need to be higher

May 13, 2015 1:27pm

I really hate it when people endear themselves to the religious right and then fail to use that platform responsibly.

To me, Jesus isn’t some celebrity’s name to drop to try to impress...

Steve Barnes: ‘On to Iowa’ for Huckabee

May 12, 2015 9:53am

Doyle Webb, chair of the Arkansas Republican Party, was here, of course; and while his position would customarily demand that he remain neutral in every contested primary he gleefully conceded...

Clive McFarlane: Racial divide talks often fall off topic

May 06, 2015 2:14pm

On the matter of race in America, President Barack Obama has at times been wobbly in confronting the issue.

A good example of this would be his so-called Beer Summit in the Rose Garden,...

Steve Barnes: Huckabee’s lamentations mostly teaching to choir

May 05, 2015 9:45am

“How many people passed ninth grade civics?” Mike Huckabee wondered aloud, engaging with a radio jabber.

The former governor of Arkansas is launching his second presidential campaign, months...

Nate Strauch: Re-electing the past

Apr 29, 2015 11:57am

Generally speaking, I think many of the common populist saws about politics are untrue or, at the very least, mostly wrong.

Campaign contributions don’t motivate votes. Very, very few...

Steve Barnes: Portrait of a supreme court justice

Apr 28, 2015 9:14am

There was at least one wheelchair, a chariot for a retired judge. And at least one walker, for the eminence grise of the state’s largest law firm. There were several canes steadying several other...

Editorial: Make sure your babies are immunized

Apr 28, 2015 8:22am

The issue of childhood vaccinations can stir up heated debate among well intentioned parents throughout the country.

As a general rule, parents do not want to see their child suffer —...

North Little Rock softball: Cats get Cabot next

Apr 22, 2015 12:04pm

Fortunately, the North Little Rock Charging Lady Wildcats don’t have to wait long to avenge a 6A/7A-East loss to Cabot.

This past Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats (6-5, 7-2) suffered a 6-1 defeat...

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...