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OPINION: BRADLEY R. GITZ: The great contrarian

posted: 05/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 22

Sometimes you have a column all finished up and ready to go, and then you set it aside at the last minute and start over. Because there's suddenly something else you have to write about.

OPINION-EDITORIAL: Editorials in a dash

posted: 05/21/2018 2:08 a.m. Discuss

First, let's get this out of the way, shall we? It's clearly "yanny." We think everybody who claims to hear otherwise is a part of a vast conspiracy to freak us out.

OPINION: I miss W.

posted: 05/21/2018 2:08 a.m. Discuss

In February 2010, just about a full year after Barack Obama took office, a series of billboards mysteriously popped up along Interstate 35 in a town called Wyoming, Minn.


posted: 05/21/2018 2:07 a.m. Discuss

In the primary races coming Tuesday, we remind Gentle Reader of our endorsements so far:


posted: 05/21/2018 2:05 a.m. Discuss

North Korea’s latest threats haven’t yet doomed the summit planned between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un—but they underscore a vital point. The White House should prepare itself and the American people for failure.

OPINION: South rises, in places

posted: 05/21/2018 2:05 a.m. Discuss

After a nine-year economic expansion and with the national unemployment rate below 4 percent, conditions aren't likely to get much better than this. The best we can hope for is probably a few more years of an economy that feels like this before economic overheating leads the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy enough to kill the cycle.

Opinion-Guest writer: Reform taxes now

posted: 05/21/2018 2:04 a.m. Discuss

In December, the federal government passed tax reform for the first time in 31 years, and now, states are taking a hard look at their own tax codes and asking the important question: How can we be more competitive? Many states are rising to that challenge; so far, multiple states have made significant progress reforming their tax codes, including Georgia, Kentucky, and Iowa.


posted: 05/21/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Vote 'no' on Issue 1

OPINION: REX NELSON: A city awakens

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Something touched a nerve. Following the announcement that Arkansas Repertory Theatre was suspending operations due to financial difficulties, I wrote a column headlined "Wake up, Little Rock."

OPINION- Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Journalism redefined by Wolfe

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

If aficionados of writing and writers wonder how what was once an audacious breakthrough for journalism became the standard which dominates the writing trade, they need look no further than the rise of one preternaturally talented journalist.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: If life's easy, you're doing it wrong

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Graduates, I do not pretend to wisdom, only to experience and an increasing awareness of the provisional nature of our existence. There is nothing I can tell you that is for certain except that you will live for a time and then you will die. You have only so long to enjoy this party, so you should not defer happiness too often or for too long.


posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

We each have favorite writers, those whose thoughts and opinion we value for their relevance and truthful insight. While tastes will vary because of ideologies, especially the radical beliefs, I've always been drawn to those who espouse common sense backed by undeniable wisdom.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: As the state turns

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Alison Frankel, national legal columnist for Reuters News Service, put on Twitter mid-evening Tuesday that "this is just not a good look for the Arkansas judiciary."


posted: 05/20/2018 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump has often used tweets and words to describe Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., as the Southern White House. While sitting there in April beside Japan's prime minister in front of a television crew, he said: "And ... many, many people want to be here. Many of the leaders want to be here. They request specifically."

OPINION: District Playing for keeps

posted: 05/20/2018 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Arts District's Playscape opened May 19 and immediately became an integral part of El Dorado's entertainment destination concept. As our country's president might say: It's the biggest, best, most wonderful Playscape in Arkansas, and maybe in the mid-South.






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