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posted: 06/28/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Fiction 1. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

Editorial: History as detective story

posted: 06/28/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

"[Allen] Weinstein is a professor of history at Smith who has not allowed his sense of fact to be clouded by pro- or anti-Communist zeal. ... Believing Hiss falsely accused, he urged that the FBI files be opened and immediately had a file opened on him."

Columnists: Ozark folk songs' collector

posted: 06/28/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

It was a lucky day for Arkansas when Mary Parler came to the University of Arkansas in 1948. Hired by the English Department to teach courses on Chaucer, she was soon teaching a popular Arkansas folklore class.

Obamacare here to stay

posted: 06/28/2015 2:15 a.m. Comment 1

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out the last-gasp long-shot attempt to take down Obamacare. Six justices ruled that, yes, tax-credit subsidies are in fact allowed in every state regardless of whether they run their own exchanges or not.

To avoid a train wreck: A legal lesson

posted: 06/28/2015 2:05 a.m. Comments 5

Man, oh man, did former City Attorney Ben Lipscomb teach the city fathers in Rogers an exasperating and expensive lesson on what they don't want in a city attorney.

Quintessentially Asa

posted: 06/28/2015 2:03 a.m. Comments 2

Lawyers are saying Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave a substantive and mildly lofty address a couple of weeks ago to the convention of the Arkansas Bar Association in Hot Springs.


posted: 06/28/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Change the narrative: The domestic narrative in America must change and it should be soon.

NWA editorial: Drivin' Dixie down?

posted: 06/28/2015 2 a.m. Comments 5

Arkansas native Levon Helm soulfully belted out the lyrics of a song hailed as a masterpiece of authentic Southern lament over the way the War for Southern Independence came to an end.

Columnists: Is highway solution possible?

posted: 06/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Yet another panel of Arkansas citizens has taken on what seems like an impossible mission.

NWA Letters

posted: 06/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

I’m sure many readers will not agree with me, but … as for me, I’ve had it up to here with: The Duggars. Jenner. Kardashians. Bushes. Clintons.

Editorial: The man behind the birds

posted: 06/27/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Somebody had to do it. It occurs, this close to Father's Day, that that particular phrase has come in handy a lot over the years. Especially when the kids are about . . . 8 or so. Who was the first person to drink milk from a cow? Why is the alphabet in that order? How do we know that picking up the telephone won't shock us with electricity? Well, somebody had to do it first, Dad replies. And that's why we know . . . stuff. Now, where's your mother?

Columnists: Take on Old Hickory instead

posted: 06/27/2015 2:05 a.m. Comments 4

Few people would quarrel with the Treasury's decision to honor a distinguished woman with a spot on one of the most commonly used bills of America's currency.

Editorial: No exchanges, please

posted: 06/27/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Supreme Court has had an interesting week, wouldn't you say? It started off when a majority of the justices said the law says what it doesn't. Interesting, indeed.

Others say: The hostages to come

posted: 06/27/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

In announcing a new program to coordinate efforts to recover Americans held by foreign terrorists, President Barack Obama this week assured their families that "we will stand by you" and share information. He also promised that families who pay ransom to hostage-takers wouldn't be prosecuted by the government under laws against providing material support for terrorism.

Guest writer: What's it all about?

posted: 06/27/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This column was written before the June 19 publication on this page of a column by French Hill and Randy Veach about current trade legislation.

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