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Columnists: What Is Chanukah?

posted: 12/17/2014 2:55 a.m. Comments 2

Last night we lit the first candle, for it was the first night of this minor, eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one in our time. Maybe because of its proximity to Christmas and the temptation to provide some sort of Jewish equivalent.

Column One: We come, we go

posted: 12/14/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Dear Old Friend, Welcome back to Arkansas where you belong. It was good to see by your letter, delivered the old-fashioned way by snail mail, that you still write well wherever you are at the time.

Columnists: How to do it

posted: 12/10/2014 3:17 a.m. Comment 1

The rage for secession continues to sputter--from Scotland to Catalonia--and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified.

Column One: Don't stop to think, just vote

posted: 12/07/2014 3:56 a.m. Comments 2

The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act raising the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote--something like 65 percent. Why, sure. Who'd begrudge hard-working folks making the bare minimum a raise? "Give America a Raise!" to quote this president's slogan for his own, national version of the same idea.

Columnists: Provocations galore

posted: 12/03/2014 3:14 a.m. Comments 4

Here we go again. Just in time for the season of peace on earth and good will toward men, a judge in New Jersey is hearing arguments over whether the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance represents an unconstitutional infringement on some students' First Amendment right to the free exercise of their religion, namely atheism. Who says atheists aren't religious, at least about their rights, God bless 'em.

Column One: It's time to fess up

posted: 11/30/2014 2:03 a.m. Comments 12

A confession: I'm not much of one for Veterans Day. Once there was an Armistice Day in commemoration of a specific historic event, the armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that ended the First World War--and served as a prelude to the Second.

Columnists: Toward tomorrow

posted: 11/26/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Do those cardboard cut-outs of Pilgrims still decorate elementary school classrooms all over the country this time of year? But in their time those Pilgrims at the center of tomorrow's holiday were anything but cardboard cut-outs. They were believers.

Column One: The Angel's Dictionary

posted: 11/23/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

With apologies to Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil's Dictionary:

Columnists: Things I should have learned

posted: 11/19/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

It's time to update the list of things I should have learned by now. Not because I've learned them, but because that best of teachers, experience, keeps trying to teach them to me. Often enough in vain.

Column One: Arkansas drifts north

posted: 11/16/2014 2:09 a.m. Comments 2

The times, they aren't just a-changin', they done changed. And so has Arkansas as the state's center of gravity--economic, political, and cultural--shifts to the northwest. You can sense it in the business news, in the decennial census and the legislative redistricting based on it. And soon enough it'll be reflected in our language as Mountain South begins to displace Delta South as Arkansas' lingua franca.

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