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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...

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Steve Barnes: Looking back at Super Tuesday

Mar 07, 2016 1:38pm

First, quick takes on a momentous primary:

Gov. Asa Hutchinson had a better than fair night Tuesday even as his presidential candidate finished third. The governor needs a cooperative...

Steve Brawner: China an opportunity for Arkansas

Mar 01, 2016 10:11am

Is China a threat? Yes, but not the kind you might think, and it also represents an opportunity for Arkansas, says a professor and entrepreneur who knows more about this subject than I do.


Steve Barnes: Split within the GOP

Feb 29, 2016 3:48pm

The deep division within the Republican Party — the “Establishment” versus the insurgents — has made for a frightening presidential nominating season. Even before the campaigns pushed everything...

Steve Brawner: The people have spoken (in four states)

Feb 24, 2016 11:01am

The Arkansas ballot in the Republican presidential primary this year lists 13 candidates, but only five are still in the race as of this writing, and we’re told we must choose between the top...

Kenneth Bridges: Still’s music runs deep

Feb 23, 2016 9:07am

William Grant Still was a noted composer of popular and classical music. Though facing a difficult childhood, the Arkansan overcame his early setbacks and found the way to let his artistic spirit...

Steve Barnes: History’s lessons lost on today’s political scene

Feb 23, 2016 7:46am

Millions of Americans, surely, believed they had better things to do on Presidents’ Day than watch national politics on television. And those who did tune in almost certainly were watching the...

Steve Brawner: Presidential and private option politics

Feb 17, 2016 12:40pm

Primary elections were moved this year from May to March 1 to give Arkansans a voice in the presidential election and to help former Gov. Mike Huckabee win an early state. The more important...

Kenneth Bridges: Dave Evans ride to stardom started in Osceola

Feb 15, 2016 8:49pm

Dale Evans spent decades as a star of the silver screen. While her career was legendary in its own right, her story behind the scenes was even more remarkable.

She was born Frances Octavia...

Steve Barnes: Hillary Clinton — The Comback Girl?

Feb 15, 2016 8:48pm

The memory of it is still so vivid I almost datelined this piece “Merrimac, N.H.”

A hotel ballroom packed with campaign operatives, a celebrity or two, national and foreign reporters and, of...

Steve Brawner: Why Supreme Court races matter: Lake View

Feb 09, 2016 7:34am

How important are the two Arkansas Supreme Court races on your ballot March 1? Two words provide the answer: “Lake View.”

In a case that drug out over 15 years, the Lake View school district...