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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...

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<p>Roy Ockert</p>

Choice ruling leaves districts with dilemma

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 1:55pm

Federal judge’s ruling on school choice leaves superintendents with dilemma

A federal judge’s ruling has left school superintendents all over Arkansas with a dilemma involving more than 15,...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Happy Dad’s Day to those who qualify

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 1:55pm

Occasionally, this column is about great men. Today, it’s about good men.

The older I have grown, the more I have appreciated the difference. Being great is about achievement, while being...

Jubilee bus helped win the Buffalo River battle

Jun 29, 2012 9:00pm

The landmark successful battle to preserve north Arkansas’ Buffalo River as a free-flowing stream came about through many people’s efforts.

Some are well known, like Dr. Neil Compton’s...

Like it or not, Barton it is for 2013

Jun 29, 2012 8:36pm

By now you have most likely heard that the state high school basketball finals will be played at Little Rock’s Barton Coliseum in March.

You also likely have seen, heard or read of the shock...

Toss on a match and put a fire on charcoal jerseys

Jun 29, 2012 8:19pm

LITTLE ROCK — Rumors about the 2012 line for the fashionably dressed Razorback football player turned out to be false.

Black is not part of the ensemble, shooting down the speculation that...

Keeping Old Testament straight in our heads

Jun 29, 2012 8:09pm

The Books of the Old Testament are sometimes hard to keep straight. Sure, some of us might be able to list them in order, but we might not remember what to find where.

Here’s a down and...

<p>Sarah Brady Stack</p>

‘Neighbors’ has different meaning here

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 7:48pm

The idea of being neighbors in New York City is not quite the same as actually being neighbors anywhere else. The idea of being “neighbors” in NYC seems to mean that whoever happens to live next...

<p>Roy Ockert</p>

Task force hopes to save judicial elections

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 7:44pm

If Arkansas wants to continue electing judges, it must make plans to keep the elections honest and safe from toxic campaign tactics. That’s the conclusion of a task force, which studied and...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

What if we had an election, but nobody voted?

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 7:41pm

The poet Carl Sandburg once wrote, “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” If he were alive today, he might write, “Sometime they’ll have an election and nobody will vote.”

That...