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Recent Stories by Mike Masterson

Deeper awareness

posted: 01/15/2017 1:49 a.m. Comment 1

Arlys Winkler of Hot Springs Village believes subtle messages are clear as glass for those with the awareness to recognize them.

Expectations for 2017

posted: 01/14/2017 2:20 a.m. Comments 18

Although you didn't ask, I feel oddly compelled to share my expectations for 2017, realizing you likely have plenty of your own.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Readers sound off about the Hogs

posted: 01/10/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Last week's column about Razorback football coach Bret Bielema searching his soul over the stunning collapses of his 2016 team during the season's final two games drew lots of reader responses. Here are a few edited for space:

To cut waste

posted: 01/08/2017 1:44 a.m. Comments 2

As inauguration approaches, I've wondered how our 45th President can possibly cut enough waste and abuse from the bloated federal government to make a noticeable difference.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Coach searching soul

posted: 01/07/2017 1:53 a.m. Comments 5

I've never enjoyed kicking the downtrodden. But to ignore the debacle every Razorback fan and supporter witnessed during the disastrous final month of our 2016 season is pure-dee denial.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: For what we’re given

posted: 01/03/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: The original version of this column ran Dec. 31, 2013.

MIKE MASTERSON: Tax break for vets

posted: 01/01/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

I admit to having a favorite among Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposals for tax cuts: Eliminate taxes on military retirement pay. I anticipate nothing but positive, prosperous results from doing just that. Those with doubts should ask neighboring Texans.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Consequence of rage

posted: 12/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Many times an impulsive action taken in the irrational fog of rage (without pausing for even a moment's breath of clarity) radically alters the course of our lives.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Disappointing decision

posted: 12/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Should Arkansas Supreme Court justices continue to be popularly elected every eight years with unlimited re-elections, or appointed by the governor to a single 14-year term?

Burgers and folks

posted: 12/25/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

What better subject for Christmas than exploring our myriad notions of love? The original version of this column was published in 2002. Not a thing has changed since that time.






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