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Commentary: BRADLEY R. GITZ: The commanding heights

posted: 12/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The political polarization of America has never been more evident than in the weeks since Nov. 8; amid the respective jubilation and despair, it seems that conservatives and liberals inhabit the same country only in a purely geographical sense.

Hog Calls: Foster rooted in Hogs vs. Cougars

posted: 12/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Nobody worked both sides of the old Arkansas-Houston basketball rivalry like Pat Foster.

Dear Abby: Mom stressed by one child should not try for another

posted: 12/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Dear Abby: My daughter asked me if she should have another child, and based on what I have observed with her first, I definitely feel she shouldn’t. I want a polite way to respond without hurting her feelings, but can’t find the words.

BUSINESS MATTERS: State's legal, business minds abuzz preparing for medical marijuana

updated: 12/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

What the legalization of medical marijuana means for human resource departments or business owners who want to invest in the emerging industry is unclear.

Like It Is: Time to get over Missouri, focus on bowl

posted: 12/04/2016 2:53 a.m. Comments 8

It was supposed to be sunny with temperatures near 60 degrees when Arkansas took on Missouri the day after Thanksgiving.

PAPER TRAILS: 'Green' talk; 'The Price is Right Live!' in Little Rock; Tucker Carlson's new show

updated: 12/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

LOCAL CONNECTION: At least one of the seven panelists set to visit the Clinton School of Public Service for a forthcoming roundtable discussion on corporate sustainability has local roots. Marianna native Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, first became director of the Federal Highway Administration and was appointed secretary of transportation in 1997. He currently works as an attorney with the Washington, D.C.-based Patton Boggs LLP law firm and as a partner in former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt's risk management firm.

Arkansas Sportsman: Wish list features nifty items for hunters, shooters

posted: 12/04/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Our Christmas wish list is so long that we need to break it into segments, but these items will thrill the sportsmen in your family.

The Recruiting Guy: Houston sophomore quarterback happy to throw for Enos

posted: 12/04/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Dan Enos visited one of the top sophomore prospects in the nation Wednesday that just so happens to have strong ties to Arkansas.

DEAR ABBY: Mother-in-law responsible for family's fence mending

posted: 12/04/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married man with one problem that doesn't go away. I convinced my wife, "Ellen," to move to Florida so we could be close to my family, but now she doesn't trust them because of an altercation she had with my mother. Ellen says Mom made negative comments about her and lied about it.

Column One: Here's what really counts

posted: 12/04/2016 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

They're still trying to bail themselves out of the devastating floods that overwhelmed our neighbors just across the (state) border down in Louisiana. Talk about wiped out: The Dickerson family once lived in a three-bedroom house on a private road in a nice neighborhood in Denham Springs, La., where the kids had plenty of room to play. But now the family has had to take refuge at the crowded Highland Inn, where the parking lot next to a truck stop is the nearest thing to a playground the kids have.

CRITICAL MASS: There's too much left undone to list

posted: 12/04/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The year-end Top 10 list is obsolete.

Spin Cycle: Duck Gumbo Cookoff wild as it's billed to be

posted: 12/04/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Before we attended the annual Duck Gumbo Cookoff in her hometown of Stuttgart last Saturday, my friend Allana advised me how to get my ducks in a row.

THE TV COLUMN: Freeform cable offering '25 Days of Christmas'

posted: 12/04/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

It's OK. You can safely go ahead and get in the Christmas spirit now.

LET'S TALK: Cat hair and wine bras: Gifts for that quirky loved one

posted: 12/04/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

At this point, you either really do have two black eyes from your The Walking Dead-esque Black Friday experience, or you stayed home and are fretfully wondering what Christmas gift you can get for that wife/husband/child/president-elect who has everything.

It's not incredulity that's the problem

posted: 12/04/2016 1:52 a.m. Comments 3

When I was a kid I knew a guy who would fight you if you said professional wrestling was fake.

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