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Grab a blanket

posted: 07/24/2014 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that we should do away with party primaries.

Columnists: Overpriced speeches

posted: 07/24/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, she ultimately will win the nation's highest office.

Columnists: Make way for Chasmatiasia

posted: 07/24/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper seems to be close to getting the signatures he needs to put a proposal to split California into six new states on the 2016 ballot. Draper's plan, dubbed the Six Californias, reflects his conviction that the state has become ungovernable and that slicing it into smaller areas is the only way to make government more responsive to the people.

Like It Is: Arkansas, Georgia have a tough road ahead

posted: 07/24/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

It has become common knowledge that the Arkansas Razorbacks have one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season as they play 10 teams that were in bowls last year.

Tell Me About It: You're family; give pingpong playing in-laws a friendly 'no'

posted: 07/24/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a real fan of games, I get incredibly self-conscious and I am not very good at most of them. Several of his family members are very competitive and the pressure to play well doesn't help.

The TV Column: History Channel series targets WW I weaponry

posted: 07/24/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

For many viewers, World War I is ancient, ancient history. It may as well be the War of the Roses.

COMMENTARY: A race with potential

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m. Comments 3

A panel of journalist-pundits was professing analytical command of Arkansas politics at the state press convention a couple of weeks ago.

Columnists: Another anniversary

posted: 07/23/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

It was, after all, only a boot-crunching dust. You wouldn't think the sight would affect so many or change so much.

Column: The beauty of blight

posted: 07/23/2014 3:23 a.m. Comments 7

It's not every day that the New York Times blog devoted to photography--it's called Lens--runs a piece about Pine Bluff, Ark. (pop. 47,000).

Hog Calls: Arkansas track athletes getting their due

posted: 07/23/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

If this were an Olympic or world track and field championship year, Arkansas Razorbacks Jarrion Lawson and Sandi Morris would be representing the United States in front of the world and adding to honors they have already established before the plaza project is completed in the fall just outside John McDonnell Field.

Like It Is: When it comes to SEC football, nothing's easy

posted: 07/23/2014 2:05 a.m. Comments 2

Tuesday's column was an SEC football trivia quiz, and it was a tough one for almost everyone except a radio guy from Memphis who lives in Arkansas and sometimes appears on a Sunday morning radio talk show with Bill Vickery.

Cotton vs. Pryor: A quick recap

posted: 07/22/2014 3:16 a.m. Comments 3

Allow me to catch you up on the big U.S. Senate race.

Vitamins and groundwater

posted: 07/22/2014 3:15 a.m. Comment 1

Dr. John Van Brahana, the widely respected professor emeritus and specialist in hydrology from the University of Arkansas, must be taking mega-vitamins.

Like It Is: Time to test your knowledge of SEC football

posted: 07/22/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Believe it or not, most of the country is about to be in the deepest part of the dog days of summer, as far as football goes.

The Recruiting Guy: Top North Carolina back set to visit Razorbacks

posted: 07/22/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and staff will be busy this week with an Elite Camp on Thursday and hosting several prospects on unofficial visits.

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