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Petty politics

posted: 08/28/2014 3:28 a.m. Comments 4

Should we move toward full funding for universal pre-kindergarten enrollment for the state's 4-year-olds? It's an important question.

Like It Is: Bielema, Malzahn want victories, not feuds

posted: 08/28/2014 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

There is no feud.

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Lake Conway outing a treat for kayak angler

updated: 08/28/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

A remote cove on the back side of Lake Conway was a perfect place to spend an evening fishing for bream.

The TV Column: Mom airing on TBS; new CBS run starts Sept. 29

posted: 08/28/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

One good use of air conditioning when it's blistering outside is to revisit TV series overlooked in the chaos of last fall.

Columnists: 50 ways to beat the heat

posted: 08/27/2014 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

Happily, this has been the summer that wasn't in Arkansas. Between the rains in July and the cool spells that came with it, followed by a some remarkably temperate weather in August--in August! in Arkansas!--it's been a surprising summer. Also refreshing, delightful, and generally a pleasure.

The land of rivers

posted: 08/27/2014 2:07 a.m. Comments 2

It's quiet on this late summer day as I sit with several fellow members of the Arkansas Humanities Council on the front porch of the general store at Dalton. Yes, there are still places where you can eat lunch in rural Arkansas on the front porch of a general store. And this is not just any lunch.

Like It Is: Razorbacks QB has full support of his team

posted: 08/27/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Within a couple of minutes after it was confirmed that Brandon Allen's truck had been torched, several Arkansas Razorback football players tweeted that if you mess with B.A. you mess with the entire team.

Hog Calls: Cowardly act disturbing commentary

posted: 08/27/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Unfortunately, the late football coach Vince Lombardi's immortalized assessment that fatigue makes cowards of us all doesn't include enough of us.

Commentary: Old locker as empty as Rose's apologies

posted: 08/27/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

PLANT CITY, Fla. -- If a big wooden box could talk, this one probably wouldn't shut up. It was Pete Rose's locker, and it's a lot like the guy whose dirty laundry has fueled baseball's most enduring scandal.

Front Burner: Title may be fake, tasty result is real

posted: 08/27/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

There's nothing Peruvian about this chicken. At least not in an authentic sense. The name refers to a common and popular rotisserie chicken found on the East Coast. The dish is also known as Super Chicken, El Pollo Rico and Pollo a La Brasa.

UNCORKED: Riboli winery's roots in old Los Angeles

posted: 08/27/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

California's history of winemaking can be traced to the mid-18th century when Franciscan missionaries were growing grapes from vines believed to have arrived with the Spanish conquistadors via Mexico. These wines were primarily for sacramental purposes. It was in 1833 that French winemaker Jean Louis Vignes brought vines from his native Bordeaux to California, paving the way for California's booming wine industry.

Democrats' hot topics

posted: 08/26/2014 3:10 a.m. Comments 35

Arkansas Democrats, who don't have much to party about, tried anyway Saturday night at their Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.

The culture of death

posted: 08/26/2014 3:10 a.m. Comments 2

What is heroic?

Columnists: Bug love

posted: 08/26/2014 3:09 a.m. Comments 2


Columnists: Wrong-way nation

posted: 08/26/2014 3:08 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again. What are his chances? Will he once again become a punch line? I have absolutely no idea. This isn't a horse-race column.


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