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Columnists: The choice explosion

posted: 05/06/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A few years ago, social psychologist Sheena Iyengar asked 100 American and Japanese college students to take a piece of paper. On one side, she had them write down the decisions in life they would like to make for themselves. On the other, they wrote the decisions they would like to pass on to others.

Beyond belief

posted: 05/06/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

War is peace,

Editorial: The balm of forgiveness

posted: 05/06/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Welcome back, His Honor Webster Lee Hubbell, confidant of President William Jefferson Clinton, stoic philosopher, prolific author, and a man who's come a long way down and now an even longer way up. If his many friends true and false celebrated his rise and his many enemies his fall, then all can now agree that the man has had a wild ride--with no pause for detours or delays.

Others say: Stuck in neutral

posted: 05/06/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The actions of Nepal, assessed one year after its 2015 earthquake, is an excellent, unfortunate example of the maxim that the neediest countries are the hardest to help.

Columnists: The next McGovern

posted: 05/06/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump has had the worst first week as de facto nominee of a major party since George McGovern in 1972. And we know how that ended.

Guest writer: A job for Baker

posted: 05/06/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock now has an outstanding good old boy (GOB) to lead our schools. As Baker Kurrus said, "You can't unring the bell."

The 92-hour work week

posted: 05/06/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

It's a tough gig.


posted: 05/06/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Restore independence Congratulations, Governor, on your successful experiments in creative governing, and thank you for the resulting improvement in outlook for Arkansans’ health and economic security.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Kurrus' dilemma

posted: 05/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 14

Baker Kurrus says he won't take a paying job with the Little Rock school superintendent sent by the state to replace him.

Editorial: What a wild ride it's been

posted: 05/05/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Accentuate the positive,

Editorial: No more hog farms

posted: 05/05/2016 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

As it turns out, this state's Department of Environmental Quality may actually have an interest in environmental quality. Or at least it will no longer be issuing any more of those controversial general permits that allow concentrated animal feeding operations in the Buffalo River watershed. Not because any of the state's entrepreneurs or investors have seen the light, but because not a one is interested in going through all the paperwork and permits involved in starting one up again.

Columnists: Random thoughts

posted: 05/05/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right.

Editorial: A rhetorical battleground

posted: 05/05/2016 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

Shades of Bill Darby, another U.S. Army Ranger, riding off into the sunset astride his trusty Harley Davidson. But this time Sen. Tom Cotton is not in any combat but the rhetorical kind. He continues to speak out against this administration's sleazy deal--excuse us, nuclear disarmament agreement--with Iran's mullahs. To quote the senator and wartime veteran:

Others say: Good vibes in Cyprus

posted: 05/05/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are again engaged in negotiations that could result in the reunification of an island divided since the 1974.

Columnists: Now what?

posted: 05/05/2016 2:59 a.m. Comment 1

In the last four presidential elections, the Republican nominee has never won less than 90 percent of the Republican vote. Republicans won the popular vote only one of those times, in 2004, and when they did, they carried 93 percent of Republican voters. Donald Trump has defied the odds before, but they are against his achieving this degree of party unity.





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