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JOHN BRUMMETT: The challenge for Hillary

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 14

Hillary Clinton's challenge of a lifetime tonight is more daunting than Michelle Obama's in Hillary's behalf Monday evening.

Editorial: The VIPs

posted: 07/28/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

"I'm his pawpaw, but I'm also legally his father. I want him to know the difference. But it doesn't change the love factor."

Columnists: Black votes matter

posted: 07/28/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes; they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.

Editorial: This is inspiring?

posted: 07/28/2016 2:58 a.m. Comments 5

It always struck some of us as strange that a non-Democrat would get a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. But it's their circus. They can let independents have the stage if they like.

Others say: Another day, another scandal

posted: 07/28/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

And you thought the Republican National Convention got off to a bumpy start.

Columnists: The sky's the limit

posted: 07/28/2016 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Sen. Bernie Sanders said one good thing when he spoke Monday at the Democratic National Convention. It was that the presidential election is not about gossip, fundraising, campaign strategies or polls, all the things that preoccupy news outlets. It is about the kind of future we are going to have.

Guest writer: What life can be

posted: 07/28/2016 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Most people are paralyzed by their nightmares, but for me, it's a daydream that causes my footsteps to falter.


posted: 07/28/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Color's not important

REX NELSON: The centenarian

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

They came from across the Delta on a hot, humid Saturday earlier this month to celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Helena attorney David Solomon. Some came from even farther away. Stopping on the way east for my favorite barbecue sandwich at Craig's in DeValls Bluff, I ran into Helena native Dick Hatfield, who starred alongside his brother Ken on the great University of Arkansas football teams of the early 1960s. He was making the trip from his home in Fayetteville for the reception.

Editorial: Live and learn

posted: 07/27/2016 2:59 a.m. Comments 2

A high school attached to a university is a good idea. Matthew Wendt, the new superintendent of Fayetteville's public school district, says he's already met with the chancellor of the University of Arkansas and may be meeting with him again. Why? "I just believe there's something about the university and the location of the public school system that should involve a partnership and a working relationship like none other." The emphasis is ours, for it is signal phrase--in the sense of being signally wrong.

Columnist: What’s in a name?

posted: 07/27/2016 2:58 a.m. Comments 3

The name games continue. Consider just one example: Arkansas Works, which is what Governor Asa Hutchinson calls his plan to switch more Arkansans to Medicaid. The state was hooked when the Feds agreed to pay the full cost of expanding Medicaid--but only until next year. Then the state's taxpayers will have to pay first 5 percent, then 10 percent of the cost over the next five years. It turns out that the much ballyhooed Private Option was always a public one--and not optional at all. The cost to Arkansas taxpayers will mount every year. Just as skeptics warned when Arkansas accepted this sucker's deal.

Columnists: The slime is sticking

posted: 07/27/2016 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

Here at the Democratic National Convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders are seething with righteous rage over those now-infamous leaked emails.

Others say: There's still a mess

posted: 07/27/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Before it was even gaveled in on Monday, the Democratic National Convention started on the wrong note, with a damaging leak of emails that cast the party in the worst possible light and threw further doubts on the veracity of the nominee it is supposed to showcase.

Columnists: Finally, a speech to admire

posted: 07/27/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

I already miss Michelle Obama.

A growing hunger

posted: 07/27/2016 2:53 a.m. Comments 9

Sometimes it would be easy to think that only bad things happen in the world . . . especially if you listen to certain politicians or are of the hyperpartisan sort.





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