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OPINION: Mike Masterson: No cap on harm

posted: 02/19/2017 1:47 a.m. Comments 6

Should your child break a neighbor's window and the final bill is $300, would you expect the aggrieved neighbor be satisfied with $25 because the city council dictated that amount? Me neither.

OPINION: Proclaiming 'core values'

posted: 02/18/2017 2:21 a.m. Comments 2

I notice this newspaper has started publishing a statement of its core values daily on Page 2. Authored by publisher Walter Hussman Jr., the message hearkens to days when his late father, Walter Hussman Sr., was an equally committed publisher who practiced putting readers first in his statewide chain of newspapers.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Trump detractor predicts

posted: 02/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 16

New York real estate investment adviser Joel Ross is described as a Democrat who doesn't much like Donald Trump. He's also become nationally respected for uncanny and insightful predictions.

Simplifying transparency

posted: 02/12/2017 1:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas GOP Representative Jana Della Rosa of Rogers is offering a bill that would make reports of every legislator's campaign contributions and leftover funds available on a secretary of state website database.

Back on the Buffalo

posted: 02/11/2017 1:57 a.m. Comments 2

The single bore hole drilled by our state's Department of Environmental Quality apparently found no leakage beneath the waste lagoons at C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea. Anyone surprised?

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: JBU gets it

posted: 02/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

As with most of you, I've watched groups of our fellow Americans in full-blown destructive riots that were soft-pedaled by many from the nation's mainstream media as "protests."

Values and virtues

posted: 02/05/2017 1:47 a.m. Comments 9

While the following column was published in February 2008, its message remains even more apropos in light of the shameful criminal behavior of radical leftists and others since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president.

Most humiliating moment

posted: 02/04/2017 3:10 a.m. Comments 4

Should the powers that be in Northwest Arkansas establish an award for "Most Publicly Humiliating Moment," I have my nomination ready to submit. I believe Andrew Bell could take the prize for reportedly dropping the sex toy he'd allegedly stolen from Fayetteville's racy novelty store Seductions directly in front of the officer who arrested him.

Commentary: MIKE MASTERSON: Business partisans

posted: 01/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

I've never understood why businesses ranging from restaurants to big-box stores, banks and even Hollywood elitists, all of whom rely on customers of varied beliefs, choose to alienate and sacrifice so many of them by pushing agendas.

Beyond the door

posted: 01/29/2017 2:03 a.m. Comment 1

Lest you mistakenly believe things are improving outside the relative safety of your living room, allow me to review just part of the Arkansas Online headlines from last week:






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