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EDITORIALS: Let them eat cake

posted: 04/18/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Fruits, Nuts and Bagels. An institution may provide fruit, nuts and bagels to a student-athlete at any time.

COLUMNISTS: Another statistical fraud

posted: 04/18/2014 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn—and that this is because of discrimination.

OTHERS SAY: Your new password: sur**nder

posted: 04/18/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Have you changed your passwords since the security flaw known as Heartbleed emerged? Have you made sure they’re all long, alphanumeric and randomized?

Who pays the most?

posted: 04/18/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Which taxpayers experience the greatest tax burden—and who pays the most in taxes? As Americans navigated the labyrinthine tax code this week before they had to pay up on April 15th, many felt the sting of myriad tax increases.

Guest writer: Our schools in peril

posted: 04/18/2014 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

Another rural school district was dealt the death blow last Thursday.

Championship performance

posted: 04/18/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

This year I’ve had the pleasure of watching two Jonesboro High School athletic teams capture 6A state championships.


posted: 04/18/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Families sacrifice too The obituary page of April 15 included the obituary for Irene (Helmich ) Schrader of Bryant, Ark. Her husband of some 65 years, Walter Schrader, died almost three years ago in the Veterans Hospital.

EDITORIALS: Shut up, they explain

posted: 04/17/2014 4:21 a.m. Comment 1

THE LATEST from the White House is that it has “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is now fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. You think?

COLUMNISTS: The marriage penalty

posted: 04/17/2014 4:20 a.m. Discuss

In a few months, I’ll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love that she’s willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

Boston Strong’s boundaries

posted: 04/17/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

The 118th Boston Marathon next week will be the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 and shook the nation a year ago.

Guest writer: Root of the trouble

posted: 04/17/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

So where were the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editors over a year and a half ago when the city and its design team held public presentations to solicit comprehensive feedback on the Creative Corridor plan designed by staff at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville?

All have ups and downs

posted: 04/17/2014 4:18 a.m. Comments 4

With new polls and new stunts and new gimmicks, and with an election year for the ages proceeding in volatile fashion in Arkansas, we need to keep the arrows fresh.


posted: 04/17/2014 4:11 a.m. Discuss

A license to ‘forget’? I discovered years ago that many lawyers do not pay their license fee.

EDITORIALS: They call it . . . Success!

posted: 04/16/2014 4:10 a.m. Comments 23

THERE are times when the master politician has to be a master illusionist. And there are too many times when he doesn’t fool anybody, perhaps not even himself, and some little Toto reveals the Great and Powerful Oz as just another little man behind the curtain.

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.


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