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OPINION - Editorial: Forever 20

posted: 03/23/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

The Winter Line. The Gothic Line. The Po Line. This line, that line. Every time the Allies broke through, the Germans and Italians had another line to mass behind. The Battle of Anzio lasted almost six months, for God's sake, as the invaders were pounded on the Italian beachhead.

OPINION: Investigation at crossroads

posted: 03/23/2018 1:59 a.m. Comments 8

The Russia collusion probe is at a pivot point. Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators appear to be aimless and are wandering, Democrats are grasping at straws, and President Donald Trump is lawyering up.

OPINION - Editorial: Others say: Let the stats catch up

posted: 03/23/2018 1:58 a.m. Discuss

It was inevitable: A self-driving car killed a pedestrian.

OPINION: The deficit's great again

posted: 03/23/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Fiscal restraint is dead in Washington, and no one seems to care.

OPINION - Guest writer: Story of Arkansas

posted: 03/23/2018 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

As director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, I take seriously our shared responsibility to tell the story of Arkansas. Mr. Bill Worthen, the longtime beloved former director at Historic Arkansas Museum, put it best when he said, "We protect the best of Arkansas."

OPINION: Fairer fines

posted: 03/23/2018 1:52 a.m. Comments 2

An interesting philosophical/political assertion found its way into the op-ed pages of the New York Times last week: A billionaire and a nurse shouldn't pay the same fine for speeding, declared Brooklyn attorney Alec Schierenbeck.


posted: 03/23/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Safer public schools


posted: 03/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Notice flashed of an email from state Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray. The email, it was said, would contain a statement that Gray was releasing about the resignation of Jefferson County Judge Hank Wilkins, a Democrat.

OPINION - Guest writer: PORTER BRIGGS: Can we save Clarendon Bridge?

posted: 03/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A years-long effort to save the 2¼-mile 1931 Clarendon Bridge is coming to an end. A judge has given us until May 29 to save it, and if we fail, it will be torn down.

OPINION - Editorial: Let's hear it for tyranny

posted: 03/22/2018 2:57 a.m. Comments 9

Now that he is in effect Russia's president for life, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has ordered another big win for himself at the polls. This time he was awarded 76.7 percent of the vote at last rigged count. He just picks a number, a number to his liking, and sure enough the official tally will echo it down to the decimal point. (Hey, 7 is a lucky number! Let's use a couple of them!) It's like the terrible old days when all-wise, all-knowing Uncle Joe was in charge of stuffing the ballot boxes across all of Russia's time zones, and never failed to deliver anything but a resounding electoral victory for himself.

OPINION: Immoral behavioral changes

posted: 03/22/2018 2:57 a.m. Comments 4

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Fla., massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks--to make gun purchases more difficult. That's a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability.

OPINION - Editorial: Others say: Putin's weakness at home

posted: 03/22/2018 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

Vladimir Putin's re-election Sunday to a fourth term as Russia's president constitutes far less of a voter mandate than a 76 percent majority would suggest. It should not deter the West from pushing back harder against Putin's aggressive foreign adventurism.

OPINION: Marching for Sandy Hook

posted: 03/22/2018 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Five years ago, we kissed our youngest children goodbye as they climbed into the bus to go to school. Less than two hours later, they were gone forever, murdered in their first-grade classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary.


posted: 03/22/2018 2:50 a.m. Discuss

What, Trump worry?

OPINION: REX NELSON: Tale of two parks

posted: 03/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

William Frank Norrell loved south Arkansas, especially historic sites such as Arkansas Post. Born in August 1896 in the Ashley County community of Milo, he studied at what's now the University of Arkansas at Monticello but was then the Fourth District Agricultural School. Norrell passed the bar in 1920 and began his practice at Monticello. He was a leader in the local Ku Klux Klan, which was a powerful force in south Arkansas in the 1920s.






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