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OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: The KGB wants to know

posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Sit down, Comrade Lieutenant, and relax. If you can. Only your corporeal body is at stake, not that soul you reactionaries only imagine exists. Ask not for whom the cellphone rings. The call will be for you. It's from Moscow--just as you suspected and have good reason to fear. If you'd prefer to go over the same old ground still again, you can re-read Peter Schweizer's exhausting and exhaustively detailed Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, which appeared some three years ago--a whole age in terms of the American political calendar.

OPINION - Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Dreamers

posted: 01/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 12

They came here when they were too young to know what it was they were seeking. But they knew they were dreamers, wayfarers, nomads. There was something in their soul that told them so. And so they dreamt on, wandering in the wilderness, in the sure faith that one day their dream would be fulfilled.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: That's the Middle East

posted: 01/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

I, the Hon. Saad Hariri, once and apparently future prime minister of Lebanon, cannot even now be sure what happened to me or my poor squeezed country during the past few weeks, but will tell you the worst of it all as best I now can:

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: The gulf endangered once again

posted: 01/07/2018 4:30 a.m.

How little, if anything, this country seems to have learned from the environmental, economic and just plain human disaster that was the Deepwater Horizon oil spill some seven years ago. For now the regulators have become deregulators in the spirit of these Trumpian times. Donald and the Trumpettes seem unable to perceive where they are headed: a repeat of a disaster that should not have been allowed to happen in the first place.

OPINION - Column One: Goodbye and good riddance

posted: 12/31/2017 1:59 a.m. Comments 2

"He liked parades with floats full of Miss Americas and Miss Daytona Beaches and Miss Queen Cotton Products." --Flannery O'Connor, "A Late Encounter with the Enemy"

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Deal of a lifetime

posted: 12/27/2017 2:43 a.m. Comment 1

You know me--I've been your pastor for years, too many to count by now. Brenda and I have stuck by you through thick and thicker, and now we're going to show you how to prosper even more through prayer, spiritual guidance, and heavenly counsel.

OPINION - Column One: 10 wild things coming in '18

posted: 12/24/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Here, for your edification and entertainment, is a collection of the most unlikely predictions you'll encounter anywhere. Remember you saw it here first:

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Tell us

posted: 12/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

There are some dates everybody remembers. National holidays, Christmas and New Year's and the like. Festive dates and dates not so. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, the day your mother died. All personal markers. Some dates are historical markers. December 7, 1941. November 22, 1963. September 11, 2001. And still others are both personal and shared with your community. Because you've resolved not to forget them--or let others forget them. Like December 21st.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: I have no name

posted: 12/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

News report: First responders are worried an increasing number of psychiatric calls in Northwest Arkansas will tax emergency resources. "We're all like: 'What are we going to do?'" said Jim Vaughan, division chief at the Springdale Fire Department. "It's become the biggest change recognized [among emergency departments] in the last five years." Agencies are handling more low-risk psychiatric calls, which often are threats of self-harm or suicide and family members calling 911 because they are worried loved ones are going to hurt themselves ... Rogers paramedics and emergency medical technicians will likely respond to 700 such calls by the end of this year, Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said. That's up from about 545 such calls last year, and 134 in 2009.--Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Page 1B, Dec. 18, 2017

OPINION- Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: A seasonal people-pleaser

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

To many Americans, this season would not be complete without a few scenes from It's a Wonderful Life. The movie, which got a decent reception when it was released just after the Second World War, has become a Christmas ritual, gaining a legion of devotees.

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