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COLUMNISTS: Where we are now

posted: 04/16/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

The news is too much with us late and soon, and watching and listening we lay waste our powers. Flashing endlessly by, the unceasing flow of BREAKING NEWS seduces and betrays, mainly by pretending to be new.

Spring at Pine Ridge

posted: 04/16/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Wednesday of last week was the perfect day to drive through the Ouachita Mountains of west Arkansas. The temperature was in the upper 30s when I awoke in Mena, where I had spoken to a banquet the night before, but it rose quickly on the sunny spring day.

LIKE IT IS: Unfortunate moment shouldn’t define Bubba

posted: 04/16/2014 3:53 a.m. Comment 1

It was almost perfect.

FRONT BURNER: Chocolate turnovers an overnight success

posted: 04/16/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

After testing and photographing the recipes in the main feature about vegetarian dishes to serve for Easter I was left with one sheet of thawed puff pastry.

UNCORKED: Red and white picks for the Easter table

posted: 04/16/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

There are many special foods and traditions associated with the Easter celebration.

COLUMNISTS: Three expensive milliseconds

posted: 04/15/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America’s biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

OTHERS SAY: The slow-motion invasion

posted: 04/15/2014 3:39 a.m. Comment 1

A week ago militants seized government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities in what Secretary of State John F. Kerry charged was “an illegal and illegitimate effort” by Russia to “create a contrived crisis with paid operatives.”

Paging Dr.Welby

posted: 04/15/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON—When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients.

UFO gathering grows: Fire in Eureka

posted: 04/15/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

It must have been fate that left me standing alongside Travis Walton in the men’s room at the comfy Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs last week. He was taller than D.B. Sweeney, who portrayed Walton in the popular 1993 movie, Fire in the Sky.

One risky gambit

posted: 04/15/2014 3:35 a.m. Comments 7

I applaud the grand concept, but recognize the hollow tactic.

LIKE IT IS: Oaklawn’s rise, unlike Danza’s, easy to see

posted: 04/15/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

There were several solid reasons for betting the 1-4 exacta in Saturday’s Arkansas Derby: A. You have a child or grandchild who is 14.

THE RECRUITING GUY: Nation’s best returning to Real Deal in the Rock

posted: 04/15/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The 10th annual Real Deal in the Rock, being held Friday-Sunday in central Arkansas, will feature the usual amount of nationally ranked prospects and Arkansas recruits.

WHAT’S IN A DAME: Retailers itemize freebies, bargains

posted: 04/15/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

In the Monopoly game of life, maybe we just landed on the least desired space.

THE TV COLUMN: Kids learn Gettysburg Address in Burns’ film

posted: 04/15/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

“Four score and seven years ago …” And so begins what many consider the most famous political speech in American history. Fortunately, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address didn’t live up to his prediction that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” In fact, his 272 words spoken Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery live on each year in a special way at Vermont’s Greenwood School.

COLUMNISTS: Thought police on patrol

posted: 04/14/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON—Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to the Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.

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