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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....

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Nate Strauch | The partisan divide of tragedy

Dec 03, 2014 2:30pm

What is it about the wiring in our brains that leads us to politicize tragedy? How can we be personally certain what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and why do our partisan proclivities determine the...

Brenda Miles | Christmas at Big Mama’s Chapter 1

Dec 02, 2014 8:33am

Joe Bill and Stella, Jimmy Ed and Martha Sue, Jerry Don and Lou, and Caleb and me arrived all during the morning of Christmas Eve. We all hugged and helped one another transport suitcases and...

Editorial| Think Before You Shop, Spend And Give

Nov 25, 2014 9:24am

Despite our best attempts to keep Christmas madness corralled until after Thanksgiving, it arrives even earlier this year than last, which was earlier than the year before.

So we bring to...

Nate Strauch | Organizational assault

Nov 25, 2014 9:19am

Writing about rape, as a man, is a fool’s errand, but it’s one I feel compelled to undertake. Men are imprisoned for rape at a 99-1 ratio to women, according the United States Bureau of Justice...

Steve Barnes | Best governor Arkansas never had

Nov 24, 2014 4:37pm

The refrain shared by the friends and admirers of Bill Bowen was wistful yet quite sincere, that he was “the best governor Arkansas never had.”

I’m not altogether certain. Oh, he would have...

Ken Bridges | Arkansas Methodists play key role in orphanage

Nov 24, 2014 2:13pm

In the wild pioneer days of Arkansas in the late 1800s, tragedy was common and families could easily be torn apart by a sudden twist of fate. The most vulnerable in society, the children, were so...

Sherman Frederick | Liberals cringe as Obamacare architect caught telling truth

Nov 19, 2014 11:35am

For those who would like to see Obamacare scrapped and replaced — which is most Americans, according to the latest polling — Jonathan Gruber is the gift that keeps on giving.

For President...

Steve Barnes | Crimson Tide rolls in election

Nov 10, 2014 7:17pm

November 4, 2014, will be remembered as the worst night for Democrats in Arkansas since President Lincoln decided to humor his wife with an evening at the theater, which brought about a...

Ken Bridges | Herman Davis remembered

Nov 10, 2014 7:15pm

Herman Davis went from deep poverty in a remote corner of Arkansas and became the most decorated Arkansan of World War I. He was born just outside what is now Manila in Mississippi County in 1888...

Ken Bridges | Think this election was bad? Gaze upon 1872

Nov 04, 2014 5:00am

Many elections have been accused of being the dirtiest and most negative in state history, but none can top the disaster of the 1872 election, which tore the state apart.

By the early 1870s...