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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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Steve Barnes: Failed appeal offers anti-abortion activists hope

Jun 08, 2015 7:06pm

Everything involving the abortion issue, in Arkansas and the nation, is cloaked in predictability. Everything except the final outcome of a debate that began in 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Editorial: More than media object to comment

Jun 08, 2015 5:15pm

We do not mean to enter into the fray that is presidential election politics nearly a year and a half before the election, but we must take strong exception to former governor and presidential...

Nate Strauch: Silk stripes for life

Jun 03, 2015 8:35am

If it’s Thursday where you’re reading this, there’s a 31-year-old man sitting in a prison cell owned and operated by the federal government, serving his sixth full day of a prison term scheduled...

Steve Barnes: It’s the way these things are done these days

Jun 02, 2015 4:22pm

It’s the way these things are done these days,” a friend sighed, said friend being a fellow journalist who covers the business world.

By “these things” he meant the $87 million that Arkansas...

Lee Hamilton: Congress Says, “War Powers? What War Powers?”

Jun 02, 2015 8:55am

A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence...

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...

Nate Strauch: Patriot-ism is unpatriotic

May 25, 2015 5:37pm

What would you, personally, give up to prevent another terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11?

There’s a spectrum of answers to that question, roughly ranging from “Nothing” to “Everything.”...

Steve Barnes: Red Bark Mulch

May 25, 2015 12:10pm

I have a suggestion for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who will ask the General Assembly to approve a multi-million dollar bond issue to help a big defense company win an even more valuable contract to...

Dianne Williamson: Rare talent needn’t tread lightly on taboo topics

May 20, 2015 1:00pm

I’ve always found good comedy akin to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s famous definition of hard-core pornography: I can’t explain it, but I know it when I see it.

So when I heard that...

Nate Strauch: Stealing from Jerry Jones

May 20, 2015 12:58pm

A basic law of economics says that if you cap the supply of something, the price of that something will skyrocket. Whenever there are more potential widget buyers than widgets to be bought, those...