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The poverty doctrine

posted: 10/05/2015 3:14 a.m. Comments 12

Pope Francis, undoubtedly sincerely, admonishes us to help the poor. Alas, his preferred form of help--a massive global redistribution of wealth--promises to only make the poor poorer and more numerous.

Hog Calls: Arkansas' best hot at Chile Pepper

posted: 10/05/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

To prepare their teams biggest preparation before their two biggest meets, the Arkansas Razorbacks men's and women's cross country coaches used the top individuals for Saturday's Chile Pepper Festival.

Like It Is: Razorbacks' defense closes it out this time

posted: 10/04/2015 5:13 a.m. Comment 1

Both teams came into the fourth quarter with something to prove.

Arkansas Sportsman: Chronic wasting disease could affect state hunting

posted: 10/04/2015 5:09 a.m. Comment 1

Despite heroic efforts to keep chronic wasting disease out of Arkansas, its appearance is probably inevitable, according to our state's chief deer biologist.

Recruiting Guy: Texas defensive back impresses off the field, too

posted: 10/04/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

The athleticism and play-making ability of highly recruited junior defensive back Jeffrey Okudah of Grand Prairie (Texas) South may only be surpassed by his desire to be a better person and student.

Paper Trails: Perryville native hits a high note

posted: 10/04/2015 4:04 a.m. Discuss

LADEN WITH LAURELS: Perryville native Shawn Camp, with the band Earls of Leicester, was named male vocalist of the year Thursday night at the 26th annual International Bluegrass Music Association's awards in Raleigh, N.C. Fellow band member Jerry Douglas was named dobro player of the year. The five-member group itself won four other "of the year" awards: entertainer, album, instrumental group and gospel recorded performance.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Rogers road projects drive commercial development surge

posted: 10/04/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Drive around the Northwest Arkansas city of Rogers these days and two things will likely jump out at you.

Column One: He saw it coming

posted: 10/04/2015 3:21 a.m. Comments 16

The concept of Soft Tyranny is as old as Democracy in America--the two-volume guide to all things American that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote after he toured this country back in the Jacksonian era. And whose insights remain fresh.

Columnists: A falcon in the air above Manhattan

posted: 10/04/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- By rough estimate, I've lived nearly a year in this city, three or four days at a time. But I haven't been in this neighborhood, Morningside Heights, home to Columbia University and Barnard College, in almost 30 years.

Columnists: Sorghum's sweetness

posted: 10/04/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

The arrival of cool autumn air reminded our ancestors that it was molasses-making time. Generations of Arkansans considered molasses one of the three primary foods--the three Ms--meat, meal (corn meal), and molasses. While I might eat molasses occasionally at breakfast, it was consumed at every meal in rural Arkansas throughout the 19th and much of the 20th Centuries.

After all this time

posted: 10/04/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 2

It's difficult for any of us to last 65 years in this world without having at least a few inexplicable events that leave us wondering what the heck we just experienced.

In the modern era

posted: 10/04/2015 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

A version of this column was first published online-only Wednesday.

UP AND COMING: Recipients flip the script, help host Night of Hope

posted: 10/04/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Here's something heartwarming. On Tuesday, the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County has its annual A Night of Hope, this time at Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. (Tickets are $100.) For the first time, scholarship alumnae have pitched in to "sponsor" the event at the $1,000 level.

Dear Abby: Seek help for anger issues before police get involved

posted: 10/04/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have anger issues and sometimes I take it out on the ones I love. When my fiancee recently told me we are having a child, I hoped my attitude would change. It hasn't, and at times it has gotten worse. I hit her last night and it left a mark.

Spin Cycle: Pope's sense of humor is laudable, but limited

posted: 10/04/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Spin Cycle presents another installment of "All The News That's Fit to Razz" ...




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