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Dana D. Kelley

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Recent Stories by Dana D. Kelley

OPINION: Fairer fines

posted: 03/23/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

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.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Irish classic annotated

posted: 03/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

St. Patrick's Day graces a Saturday this year, which is a leprechaun blessing to emerald-clad celebrants everywhere.


posted: 03/09/2018 2:33 a.m. Comments 21

"Fox News" has been elevated to generic status as a synonym for "extreme conservatism" by a growing number of left-wing elitist groups. Few ad hominem slurs are slung with such lacerating ill will as the various incarnations of "[insert name] must be watching too much Fox News."

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Facts over frenzy

posted: 02/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 23

The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is so atrocious and painful that it invokes an hysterical urge to "do something."

OPINION: Correct observation

posted: 02/16/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Half the states in the Union have abandoned Washington's Birthday on Monday for some variation of pin-the-apostrophe-on-the-word-President holiday.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Job creation index

posted: 01/26/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Feelings and facts may start with the same letter, but they are often as far apart as alpha and omega. A case in point is the rather sobering findings from a recent statistical study of Arkansas' Quick Action Closing Fund (QACF).

OPINION: State of small business

posted: 01/12/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Small business is a critical component of local economies, especially in rural communities. In small states, with lower per capita income, small business matters even more. Local civic support is driven by owners and entrepreneurs of small enterprises, who not only donate a larger percentage of their income to charity--but also keep it very local.

OPINION: Holiday potpourri

posted: 01/05/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Gun criminals hold nothing sacred and take no holidays, as evidenced by the news stories generated by shootings on blessed Christmas Day, including a particularly harrowing homegrown tale from Scott.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Newsmas: A compendium

posted: 12/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Monday's mammoth holiday is unique because of its celebratory schizophrenia. It is simultaneously a hallowed religious observance honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, and a fervent secular festival invoking the giving spirit of Santa Claus.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Ebony and irony

posted: 11/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

A hallmark of American economics is the ritualization of our consumerism. Spending sprees have been devised to accompany all kinds of events, activities, celebrations and milestones--and Black Friday has become the supersized red-letter date that overshadows them all.






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