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Columnists: A false choice

posted: 03/05/2015 3:03 a.m. Comments 6

Was that real American exceptionalism, the kind that makes us truly great, countenancing as it did full freedom to engage in open dialogue at the highest level, even putting a foreign leader on stage in our own most eminent government forum to oppose vigorously the foreign policy positions and pursuits of our commander in chief?

COMMENTARY: The governor and LR schools

posted: 03/04/2015 3 a.m. Comments 19

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nominated on Monday a former religious preschool operator from Mountain Home to run the Little Rock public schools.

Columnists: Which right is right?

posted: 03/03/2015 2:45 a.m. Comments 14

Let us explore the supposed conflict between a right to discriminate and the right to hold religious beliefs and act on them.

Crossroads ahead

posted: 03/01/2015 1:54 a.m. Comments 27

Republicans are taking one more, and perhaps last, legal shot at Obamacare.

Another crack in the wall

posted: 02/26/2015 2:42 a.m. Comments 71

They are deep into religion at the legislative session. I mean deep in a piled-up way that is heavy on judgmental fundamentalism. I do not mean deep in a thoughtful way.

COMMENTARY: A statement of abdication

posted: 02/25/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 17

We’re getting a bit of bad law out of this Legislature. It’s happening because responsible Republicans are afraid of irresponsible ones.

Columnists: Why teach critical thinking?

posted: 02/24/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 18

It is possible to believe that the United States is exceptional in the history of the world, a beacon of hope and freedom and opportunity and nobility and might, and yet accept at the same time that the nation has imperfections.

A plan for prisons

posted: 02/22/2015 1:41 a.m. Comment 1

Educate, medicate and incarcerate. It's what governors do.

Of brave moderation

posted: 02/19/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Moderates have been heroes in the storied and troubled history of the Little Rock Public Schools.

COMMENTARY: He’s baaaaaack!

posted: 02/18/2015 4 a.m. Comments 16

State Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway, Bigelow and a more distant galaxy went on Facebook over the weekend and called for our country to wage limited nuclear war against ISIS.

The un-Reconstructionists

posted: 02/17/2015 2:35 a.m. Comments 34

It is our Southern heritage, passed from the Civil War through the civil-rights movement to the current moment in Alabama and Arkansas.

The war against logic

posted: 02/15/2015 1:45 a.m. Comments 9

Having dispatched expeditiously and not altogether irresponsibly its two important matters--the private option and tax cuts--our state Legislature was left last week to its own yahoo devices.

The gist of the affair

posted: 02/12/2015 2:55 a.m. Comments 15

"If Walter Cronkite and Jon Stewart had a baby ... its name would be Brian Douglas Williams."--Bruce Springsteen, inducting Williams into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in November.

COMMENTARY: Reasons to stand

posted: 02/11/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Democratic Party was reduced to standing for nothing, but then, on Monday, it stood for something.

Of good conscience

posted: 02/10/2015 2:52 a.m. Comments 11

A poll from Talk Business and Politics shows that President Barack Obama's negative rating in Arkansas has reached the laughably lofty level of 70 percent.

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