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Editorial: Ten years after The Flood

posted: 09/01/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

Whatever anniversaries say about the events remembered, they may say most about those who remember them. Do we look back on a disaster with much the same, unchanged attitudes that invited it? Or have our opinions undergone a sea change, too, emerging from the murky depths of the Deluge into the bright light of reconsideration and reform?

Editorial: The best of dog days

posted: 09/01/2015 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Late-summer heat has no effect on the visitors at Paws Park, bless 'em. Buddy, a brown-and-white boxer, is there as usual, greeting newcomers and saying goodbye to those leaving.

Others say: Is there a tipping point?

posted: 09/01/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

As former Illinois Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen is credited with saying, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."

Columnists: A plea for sheep

posted: 09/01/2015 4:12 a.m. Comment 1

A friend of mine says he's scared to go to the movies. "They should put metal detectors in the lobby," he says.

Columnists: The spotlight can get hot

posted: 09/01/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate.

Officer and gentleman: Act of kindness

posted: 09/01/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

It was the kind of news story we all need to see more of in a world increasingly filled with conflict, contrived hatred and bitterness.

This is compassion?

posted: 09/01/2015 4:05 a.m. Comments 24

"We're a compassionate state," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday, perhaps forgetting where he was.

Letters

posted: 09/01/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Have you noticed it's always the losers taking the lives of the bright, productive people in society?

Editorial: Light in August

posted: 08/31/2015 3:19 a.m. Comments 2

For an afternoon in late August in a state like Arkansas, this day was nice. A little breeze and some shade helped things. Could be worse. Could be raining. (Feldman, Marty.)

Editorial: A job well done

posted: 08/31/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

News came down last week that the Walton Family Foundation was losing its executive director soon. Buddy Philpot is stepping down.

Others say: School behind bars

posted: 08/31/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch last month announced the start of an experimental program that will temporarily allow federal grants to be used to cover college costs for certain prisoners.

Columnists: Resets we have known

posted: 08/31/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Earlier this month, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years.

Columnists: The budget-busting candidate

posted: 08/31/2015 3:14 a.m. Comment 1

Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It's the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump.

Guest writer: A simple approach

posted: 08/31/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Some pundits and presidential aspirants suggest that illegal immigrants and their progeny be rounded up and deported from the United States--because they broke the law by coming here.

Third-party wrecking ball

posted: 08/31/2015 3:12 a.m. Comments 9

The odds of Donald Trump running as a third-party candidate grow with each passing week. And the odds of the Republican Party retaking the White House go down accordingly.

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