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Column One: The age of the supersized

posted: 08/02/2015 2:58 a.m. Comments 6

Bigger is better. It’s the mantra of our times, whether we’re talking about skyscrapers, superstores, fast food, all-you-can-eat buffets, lottery jackpots, the national debt, presidential campaign kitties, The Donald’s impressive mane . . .

Columnists: What's the alternative?

posted: 07/29/2015 2:59 a.m. Comments 13

Anyone who criticizes our president's nuclear deal with Iran is bound to be asked: What's the alternative? With the clear implication that there isn't one--not an acceptable one, anyway. It's either war or peace. A simple, black-and-white, all-or-none choice: It's the president's way or no way--except war--to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club.

Column One: 50 ways to beat the heat

posted: 07/26/2015 2:29 a.m. Comment 1

Somebody has turned on the traditional August heat here in Arkansas, and it's still July--so here are 50 ways to turn it down. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own:

Column: The first column

posted: 07/25/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Paul Greenberg, who retired Friday as editorial page editor of the Democrat-Gazette after 23 years, will be succeeded by David Barham next week, but will stay on as columnist and editorial writer. Today we reprint the first column he wrote for the Democrat-Gazette, which appeared May 3, 1992:

Columnists: Notes on a common malady

posted: 07/22/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 16

Vexiphobia, n., an irrational fear of flags.

Column One: The news in brief

posted: 07/19/2015 2:29 a.m. Comments 8

No matter what our socially advanced thinkers say, there are some things that should remain all-white. Like the tennis togs that remain de rigueur at Wimbledon thanks to custom and the unbending rules of the dear old Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club that runs the tournament. Nothing but whites will do on its courts.

Columnists: What makes a leader?

posted: 07/15/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 3

Like the old field hand who's seen 'em come and seen 'em go--good, bad and indifferent--the political commentator develops a certain perspective. Or should. So that the first thing that comes to mind when he hears the usual complaints about a current leader are all the criticisms that were made of earlier ones, and how well they've stood up over time. Not to mention how easily fooled he was when he went along with them.

Column One: Boy, was I wrong

posted: 07/12/2015 1:55 a.m. Comments 7

Would you believe that I once opposed educational television because it might interfere with the kids' school work, diverting their attention from school?

Columnists: The end of art

posted: 07/08/2015 2:48 a.m. Comment 1

Once upon a time, it was a bedrock American belief that all men are created equal. Now, according to the latest intellectual fashion that governs the art world, all of us are created artists. Though if all of us are now artists, no one is, since there's no longer a distinction between artists and the rest of us.

Column One: My own speech code

posted: 07/05/2015 1:57 a.m. Comments 23

Now it is The Hon. Barack Obama who has run afoul the Language Police after using the forbidden word in an interview the other day, even if only to warn against its use. "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public," the president opined. Naturally he drew fire from our instant censors, who demanded that he find a way around the unspeakable word if he couldn't drop it entirely.

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