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EDITORIALS: How this racket works

posted: 04/24/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

THE STATE’S official, permanent, legalized and constitutionalized numbers racket keeps running into trouble with the number that counts most to those ceaselessly trying to promote it: how many college scholarships it can hand out. Which is the high-minded rationale for the lottery.

COLUMNISTS: Our illiquid assets

posted: 04/24/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.”

An ordinary, beautiful day

posted: 04/24/2014 4:02 a.m. Discuss

As the elite women runners took their first strides in Hopkinton, Chris Manjourides was standing over a grill at Charlie’s on Columbus Avenue in the South End, slinging hash.

OTHERS SAY: Thanks to the stowaway

posted: 04/24/2014 4:01 a.m. Discuss

The 16-year-old Santa Clara, Calif., boy who hopped a fence onto the tarmac at Mineta San Jose International Airport early Sunday to hitch a ride in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jetliner did us all a favor.

Guest writer: Whistlin’ Dixie

posted: 04/24/2014 4:01 a.m. Comments 2

Tell me about the South … What do they do there? How do they live there? Why do they?

Not the threat they say

posted: 04/24/2014 3:59 a.m. Comments 11

So we confront today the latest news on our private-option form of Medicaid expansion. Our waiver from the federal government to use federal Medicaid expansion money to buy private insurance for the working poor puts the per-client cost at $477 per month.


posted: 04/24/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

War made our nation A little bit of history: The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain (1812-1815 ) was the war that gave the United States the identity that we know today.

EDITORIALS: Save the Fulbrights

posted: 04/23/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

WITH ITS talent for doing just the wrong thing, or at least avoiding the right one, the U.S. State Department has decided to follow the latest trend in American higher education—right over the nearest cliff.

COLUMNISTS: On the nature of evil

posted: 04/23/2014 3:59 a.m. Comment 1

There may be at least as many definitions of the news as there are sections of the paper—from the sports to business to the comic strips to the front page, not excluding the classifieds and all the other ads. News is Man Bites Dog, the unusual.

Happy birthday, Mr. Shakespeare

posted: 04/23/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

If anniversaries are a good time for taking stock, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday today offers the perfect reason to ask about his plays and poems, and what the future may hold for them.

Going to extremes

posted: 04/23/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

When news of a baby on the way prompts derision rather than just being happy for the couple, perhaps we’ve taken extremism too far.

Downtown revivals

posted: 04/23/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

They held the third in a series of public meetings on the future of downtown Hot Springs last week.


posted: 04/23/2014 3:56 a.m. Comments 5

On myth versus truth Let me try to help Phyllis Farish. In her letter she asks: “How can there be a myth without a truth?”

EDITORIALS: Eureka Springs noises

posted: 04/22/2014 4:30 a.m. Discuss

AH, THE LITTLE Switzerland in this state that we refer to as Eureka Springs!

COLUMNISTS: BP, four years later

posted: 04/22/2014 4:29 a.m. Discuss

Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the birds, sea life, waters and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Multitudes of creatures and habitats were wiped out—and continue to suffer—but outrageously, environmental restoration has barely even begun.


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