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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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Nate Strauch: Dumb comments protected by the Bill of Rights, unless they’re caught on camera

Mar 17, 2015 11:43am

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words — words can wreck your life.

It should surprise exactly no one that college kids do dumb things. And anyone who survived late adolescence...

Lee Hamilton: Learning to be a citizen

Mar 17, 2015 8:54am

The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about...

Nate Strauch: The sad inertia of DST

Mar 11, 2015 1:14pm

The central thesis of this weekly column, as I posited when I started writing it more than a year ago, is this: “Decisions made without regard for economic principles are inevitably mistakes, and...

Steve Barnes: How much do credentials matter?

Mar 10, 2015 10:43am

Arkansas has, or soon will have, a new director of its Department of Education. He is the gentleman from Mountain Home gone to Little Rock, Johnny Key, for a dozen years a member of the General...

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Game Dork — Decent ‘Deadlight’ feels like ‘Limbo’ but fancier and with zombies

Aug 21, 2012 8:50pm

“Deadlight” is a fun zombie game, and its artistry is beautiful. But I have news for you fans of zombie culture: Zombies are quite illogical. If there was a zombie apocalypse: A) Zombies would...

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MUSIC BEAT: The Inspirations set for Searcy concert

Aug 21, 2012 8:27pm

The Inspirations will be appearing at the First Assembly of God in Searcy on Friday, Aug. 24. The Hannahs will open the concert at 7 p.m.

“We’ve been coming to Searcy every year for some...

If you choose hate, please educate

Updated: Aug 13, 2012 2:46pm

The late, great humorist Sam Levenson once said something to this effect: “Disliking people because they belong to a certain group is ridiculous when there are so many perfectly legitimate reasons...

Parents, role they play in a child’s life

Aug 06, 2012 1:24pm

It has been a week of sports and musical theater in my household. Our family has been watching the Olympics on television every night, while during the day our daughter rehearsed for The Rep’s...

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Jul 31, 2012 4:10pm

You likely have heard the advertisements for’s football preview magazine.

So this is a political season, unfortunately, and in the case of equal time – since we...

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Offering a little help for getting along

Jul 31, 2012 6:00am

We are not treating each other well these days. Everyone seems to be angry at something or someone. To paraphrase friends the Revs. (and Drs.) David Dyer and Robert Lowry: It seems we have reached...