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Brenda Miles: First love’s game — Part III

Jul 26, 2016 11:00am

“Once in awhile he won’t call, but it’s all in the game…” Tommy Edwards, 1958

Friday morning. The last full day of camp. How had it gone by so quickly?? Bob and I met at breakfast and I was...

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Steve Brawner: Donald Trump and Dale Bumpers

Jun 01, 2016 11:38am

The late Arkansas Sen. Dale Bumpers and Donald Trump have had two things in common: similar names, and their skillful use of a similar communication technique when running for their first major...

Kenneth Bridges: A tortured, poetic path

May 30, 2016 1:42pm

John Gould Fletcher had a privileged but sheltered upbringing in Little Rock at the end of the nineteenth century and became one of the nation’s most celebrated poets of all time. Though a gifted...

Steve Barnes: We are all interconnected

May 30, 2016 1:40pm

We’re interconnected, aren’t we? The Middle East, Arkansas, its governor and General Assembly, its Highway Commission. And the little old lady in Pine Bluff who is driving a car a third smaller...

Steve Brawner: Two Governors

May 25, 2016 9:57am

No two individuals are alike. This past week was a reminder of how that’s the case with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his predecessor, Gov. Mike Beebe.

Hutchinson called legislators to Little Rock...

Kenneth Bridges: Fletcher a poet, knows it

May 24, 2016 12:01pm

The poetic souls in our lives often see the beauty and rhythms of the world. They will strain to listen to those hidden symphonies of nature or human life. Sometimes they will be inspired to put...

Steve Barnes: Researching the opposition

May 24, 2016 9:19am

Opposition research, as it’s called, has been underway for decades. Every public utterance by Hillary Clinton has been vacuumed from the public record: newspapers, magazines, television and radio...

Steve Brawner: Special session might not be so special

May 18, 2016 9:57am

State legislators are heading back to Little Rock — for the third time this year.

This time, it will be for (hopefully) a three-day session whose primary purpose will be to find about $50...

Kenneth Bridges: Caraway was a reformer first

May 17, 2016 8:31am

Thaddeus Caraway was a quiet and persistent worker his whole life. Through this, he became an important voice for reform in the early 1900s.

Caraway was born in 1871 on a farm near...

Steve Barnes: Our car-killing highways

May 17, 2016 7:49am

“You want the good news first or the bad news?” he asked.

The question is shopworn no matter its context, no matter the caller. But this was the guy at the tire emporium we’ve used for years...

Steve Brawner: Return of the Democrats?

May 11, 2016 9:23am

The last eight years have been really bad for Arkansas Democrats. The last few months have been a little better.

Democrats controlled Arkansas politics for 140 years. As late as 2008, the...