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Ralph Shaffer | Death on the Back Nine

Sep 17, 2014 1:25pm

The golf analogy - describing aging as the back nine of life - has become an obsession with Internet writers and my email companions who finally realize they are getting old. I’ve seen the same...

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Opinion | Arkansas Governor and AG’s Photography Law Out-of-Sync with Their Priorities

Jul 17, 2014 2:27pm

Over the past several years, law enforcement has utilized new cutting-edge technologies to apprehend the most violent of criminals – murders, rapists and abductors. One such innovation, known as...

Sherman Frederick | Scary thought: Obama trying to fix immigration

Jul 16, 2014 2:16pm

President Barack Obama will unilaterally fix America’s immigration mess. And if Congress doesn’t like it, then “sue me,” he says.

Nice talk from a guy whom Americans rate the worst president...

Nate Strauch | The fruits of impeachment

Jul 16, 2014 2:14pm

There’s an old political truism, used semi-exclusively by whichever party finds itself currently in the minority, that serves as three simple words of bitter reminder: “Elections have consequences...

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...