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Dr. Ken Bridges | We all scream for ice cream

Jul 22, 2014 6:19am

Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to...

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Steve Barnes | Creature comforts mean a great deal

Jul 15, 2014 1:31pm

We installed a new water heater the other day. Suddenly foreign policy came home again to Arkansas, sending me back to an afternoon in Washington some 40 years ago, in the mid-1970s.

The...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Garner leaves a lasting legacy

Jul 15, 2014 8:18am

William Carl Garner was a good-natured and gracious man, but through his many years of hard work became the man who put Greers Ferry Lake on the map and became the heart of the north-central...

Nate Strauch | ‘Supreme’ for a reason

Jul 09, 2014 1:57pm

I don’t know about you, but my social media exploded in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to permit Hobby Lobby’s moral objections to federal contraceptive mandates. Facebook became a...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Carr races to two Olympic Gold Medals

Jul 08, 2014 7:10am

Bill Carr was once the fastest man in the world. And it all started in Pine Bluff.

William Arthur Carr was born in Pine Bluff in 1909. His early life was not unusual. He, like so many boys,...

Steve Barnes | Hillary Clinton in Arkansas

Jul 08, 2014 10:12am

The former first lady of Arkansas, who is the former first lady of the U.S., and who is running for president as hard as anyone can run without announcing as a candidate, stopped by the other day...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Commonwealth College has an unusual history

Jul 03, 2014 9:33am

The small college tucked in the hills of southwestern Arkansas would never last long. However, the reputation of Commonwealth College lived long after its namesake, spread far beyond its Mena-area...

Matthew Pate | The irrelevant Mr. Chips

Jun 24, 2014 9:25am

If you’ve taken or taught a college class in the last decade, you can probably attest to the changes brought about by digital technology. We have so-called “smart classrooms” where the...

Steve Barnes | Veterans deserve better

Jun 24, 2014 9:32am

“I feel stronger every day,” Sen. John Boozman told me on his first full day back in harness, 48 days after a trip to the emergency room, and subsequently the operating room, saved his life. His...

KEN BRIDGES | A true wonderboy, Hugh Critz, saves the day at Arkansas Tech

Jun 24, 2014 9:30am

Arkansas began the twentieth century with a renewed dedication to higher education. Colleges across the state were quickly established by the state legislature, including Arkansas Tech University...

EDITORIAL | E-cigarettes and teen smoking

Jun 24, 2014 9:25am

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported good news in its National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: cigarette smoking by American juveniles has dropped to its lowest level in 22 years....

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