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Traveling nuns bring message of empowerment, listen to stories in Arkansas

Sep 15, 2015 8:33am

Visiting Arkansas has been an eye-opener for a group of Catholic nuns making a 13-day, seven-state tour in advance of Pope Francis’ U.S. visit later this month, according to Sister Simone Campbell...

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Nate Strauch | Vestige of an embargone era

Feb 04, 2015 7:37am

If you’re not familiar with names like Yasiel Puig, Jose Fernandez, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Abreu, it’s safe to say you’re not much of a baseball fan. Each of those 20-somethings is arguably the...

Lee H. Hamilton | Can we have a regular Congress?

Feb 04, 2015 7:30am

You probably didn’t notice, but the Senate passed a milestone a couple of weeks back. Before 2015 was a month old, senators had already had a chance to vote up-or-down on more amendments than they...

Matthew Pate | Help wanted none found

Jan 28, 2015 1:50pm

I live in Pine Bluff. Despite its considerable problems there’s a lot to like about my hometown. The part I like best is my hundred year-old house, not far from Lakeside United Methodist Church....

Nate Strauch | American gripers

Jan 28, 2015 1:49pm

When I was a kid just past the age of enjoying G.I. Joes, I stumbled upon a great book called “Marine Sniper,” a 1988 nonfiction tome about the Vietnam War career of Carlos Hathcock — at the time...

Nate Strauch | Free college isn’t a solution to any problem

Jan 21, 2015 1:14pm

Most of the backlash to President Obama’s proposal to make community college free for all students centered around that four-letter word at the heart of the matter. Pundits pointed out, correctly...

Lee Hamilton | It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

Jan 21, 2015 11:36am

It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of...

Matthew Pate | When might defeats right

Jan 14, 2015 12:03pm

Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.

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Nate Strauch | Fewer tickets? The humanity!

Jan 14, 2015 12:02pm

Nearly six months have passed since the death of Eric Garner — a petty criminal suffocated to death by New York City police, mid-arrest. He was suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes — and the...

Steve Barnes | A tale of two legislatures

Jan 12, 2015 6:18pm

A new year, two new legislatures: one for the state and the other for the nation, both bodies under solid Republican control. The mantra, endlessly repeated, of the GOP leadership in Little Rock...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Dizzy Dean colorful to the end

Jan 12, 2015 4:19pm

Baseball’s Dizzy Dean became an unforgettable personality in a game known for unforgettable personalities. Born Jay Hanna Dean in Lucas in western Arkansas’ Logan County in 1910, his baseball...