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Medication costs

posted: 10/11/2015 1:59 a.m. Comments 2

In 1953 a new drug was released by Burroughs Wellcome, a pharmaceutical company based in London. Pyrimethamine, as the compound was named, was originally intended to fight malaria, after the microorganisms that cause the disease developed resistance to earlier therapies. The drug was used against malaria for several decades, often in combination with other compounds. It's mostly used now to treat toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be life-threatening in people whose immune systems are suppressed, for example, by HIV/AIDS or cancer.

Schools hurt kids by banning rough play

posted: 10/11/2015 1:59 a.m. Comment 1

No roughhousing. No superhero games. No turning your fingers or your Pop-Tart into a make-believe gun. No tag. And certainly no dodgeball.

An insider's guide to online dating

posted: 10/11/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Like sex, love and attraction, online dating is an object of fascination and confusion. Some commentators credit it with helping singles feel more secure and confident, while others blame it for ruining romance, killing commitment and contributing to the rise of the hook-up culture. As the head of OkCupid, I worked diligently to untangle many of the misconceptions about finding love on the Internet. But some persist; here are the most common.

Talent for investing marks the wealthy

posted: 10/11/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

What if the rich get richer because they know how to invest their money more effectively? New research shows that this may be a factor behind the rise in inequality.

Guest column: The defensive power of pre-emption

posted: 10/11/2015 1:57 a.m. Comments 2

It was June 7, 1981, when eight Israeli F-16s streaked toward their target. They had been flying for 1,200 miles across Jordan and Saudi Arabia, hugging the ground under radar. Their mission training had cost the lives of three pilots and had been so rigorous that the execution now seemed almost easy.

The law that made America diverse

posted: 10/11/2015 1:56 a.m. Comments 3

Before 1965, the United States was 85 percent white. Today, racial and ethnic minorities make up one-third of the population. Before 1965, the immigrant stream was largely European. Today, most new arrivals to this country come from Mexico, China and India.

Aluminum won't make a greener product

posted: 10/11/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Some of the world's top manufacturers have seized upon a simple way to reduce the carbon footprint of their products: Use more aluminum.

Column: Let's not offend the hard believers

posted: 10/11/2015 1:55 a.m. Comments 29

It is not hard to understand why some people love guns.


posted: 10/11/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Fiction 1. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, by Jan Karon. Dooley, the adopted son of the Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh, marries his childhood sweetheart.

Editorial: Something familiar here

posted: 10/11/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal featured a story on 1A about Lt. Nadya Savchenko, she of the Ukranian military. At least she was a working officer in the Ukranian military until she was captured by the Russians. Now she's being put through a Soviet-style Show Trial. The more Russia changes (its name), the more it stays the same.

Others say: Not-so-friendly fire

posted: 10/11/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

As the Pentagon investigates the airstrike that killed 22 civilians at an Afghan hospital a few days ago, it's crucial that authorities be as transparent as possible--not only about what the pilots and spotters on the ground did, but also about the rules they're required to follow.

Columnists: The growth of UALR

posted: 10/11/2015 1:52 a.m. Comments 2

I have been reading up on the history of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock lately. The recent announcement by UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson that he will retire next year has set me to thinking about the history of Arkansas' "urban university."

Columnists: Chaos in the House

posted: 10/11/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Yikes. With Kevin McCarthy's last-minute exit from the contest for speaker, there is no obvious next-in-line. House Freedom Caucus members--and remember the membership list is a secret--keep threatening to vote against their own party's choice on the House floor. At least one report says McCarthy didn't think he had 218 votes to win.

Societal scourge

posted: 10/11/2015 1:51 a.m. Comments 2

How quickly any scourge to society can spread, my friends. It wasn't 15 or so years back that police in the Washington-Benton County corridor (my Ozarkopolis) were denying signs of gang activity in the major cities.

Compelling, but faulty

posted: 10/11/2015 1:50 a.m. Comments 7

John Walker has a point, but not a case in his latest injection of the Little Rock public schools into the all-too-familiar federal courtroom.





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