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OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Eternal school challenges

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

The political story in Little Rock is the gulf in the tenuous alliance of black people and liberal white people. It is being brought into focus by the latest of the eternal Little Rock public school challenges.

MIKE MASTERSON: Let the water flow

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

After months of contention and a lot of dollars spent by the city of Bentonville toward replacing the failed Lake Bella Vista dam, it now seems the legal part of this dispute has all but resolved itself.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: The American behind me

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK--"Are you guys filmmakers?"

OPINION — Editorial : A piece of work

posted: 04/25/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

At the news that Jay Dickey died last week at 77, the memory banks overflowed their usual bounds and, like Crazy Jay himself, went off in all directions:

OPINION — Editorial : In case you missed it ...

posted: 04/25/2017 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Anybody in this state who follows the Diamond Hogs knows the name Andrew Benintendi. His name was mentioned on the radio pert near every baseball broadcast the last few years. A little ol' professional baseball team located somewhere back East--in Boston--drafted him in the first round in 2015.

OPINION — Editorial : Democrats' turn at stunts

posted: 04/25/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Tax Day came and went last week without Donald Trump acknowledging that Americans should get to see their president's tax returns. An overwhelming majority of citizens--including both Democrats and Republicans--think Trump should release those returns. So do we.

OPINION: Apologize for tacky guests

posted: 04/25/2017 2:46 a.m. Comment 1

The White House is not a cheesy theme park, the Resolute desk is not a prop, and the official portrait of a former first lady is not to be ridiculed. Yet, that's how President Donald Trump's White House dinner guests, including former vice presidential candidate and Gov. Sarah Palin, rocker Kid Rock and musician and conservative activist Ted Nugent, acted last Wednesday night.

Letters

posted: 04/25/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

It's gotten out of hand

OPINION: BRADLEY R. GITZ: The bully advantage

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

As tensions escalate regarding Syria and Korea, it might be instructive to note the manner in which relatively weak regimes have recently been able to bluff far stronger ones.

OPINION — Editorial : Quick hits

posted: 04/24/2017 2:35 a.m. Comment 1

There was other news last week, Mr. and Mrs. Arkansawyer. It just seemed as though one piece of news was all that mattered.

OPINION: Play our cards right

posted: 04/24/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not.

OPINION — Editorial : Bark in the park

posted: 04/24/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

On Thursday, an evening when the emotional turmoil of Arkansas' frantic and distressing execution plan reached a high point, there was a much-needed reprieve. It took place in lovely spring weather at North Little Rock's Dickey-Stephens Park, where the Arkansas Travelers opened a series with the Springfield Cardinals. Along with the usual suspects who attend such games, this was the night the park welcomed fans to bring their dogs. And they did.

OPINION — Editorial : Gamble on the Thames

posted: 04/24/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed an early election last week, approved by Parliament, for June 8, a mere seven weeks from now. Her ostensible reason was to provide herself, if her Conservative Party improves its position in the elections, a more unified British front in the next two years of negotiations with the European Union over the terms of Britain’s exit.

OPINION: Too early?

posted: 04/24/2017 2:32 a.m. Comments 2

As President Trump nears his first 100 days in office this week, I called the professor who predicted Trump's win and has accurately forecast the outcome of every U.S. election since 1984 to ask him whether he still believes in his other famous forecast: that Trump will be impeached.

OPINION - Guest writer: Just do it!

posted: 04/24/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the hell she is."

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