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posted: 02/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

All the pieces were in place for Congress to pass a bill that would put the vexing issues of immigration behind the country at last. No, not everybody got what he wanted, but here was a solution all could live with, even thrive on.

Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Dream on

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

First came the bipartisan promise made by the leaders of the Republican majority and the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate: There would be a debate on immigration in the upper chamber. And they're backing up their words with action. The debate has begun.


posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.

OPINION - Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: The soul of R2-D2

posted: 02/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It happened long before the current rage for gender equality broke loose and the cheers broke out for the final triumph of nurture over nature. Way back in 1933, a perceptive observer of popular culture named Christopher Dawson could see where modern society was headed:

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: A drilling reprieve

posted: 02/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

It started out as a sweeping proposal to open coastal waters all around the United States to exploration and exploitation for oil. No doubt in just that order. Only now this administration is having second and much better thoughts after the people and politicians of Florida voiced what sounded like a near-unanimous reaction to this administration's not-so-bright idea. Which was not only No, but hell no.

OPINION - Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: What’s an education for?

posted: 02/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. But what used to go by the honest, simple name of vocational education is now being marketed under the upscale brand of Career Education in keeping with the recurrent rage for rebranding products.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Dream on, newest Americans

posted: 01/31/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

If the latest twist in the debate over American immigration sounds familiar, maybe that’s because it is. Or certainly should be by now. This debate has been going on since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and proceeded to disturb the already uneasy balance of the continent’s population.

OPINION - Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Eight ways to see the same thing

posted: 01/28/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

1. The yellow roses on the dining room table still spring upright. The yellow tulips on the coffee table already droop as if falling into a deep sleep. Yet both were bought at the same time. Each seems a still life now, or are they both alive still?

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: The holiday is over

posted: 01/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

This was one of those years on which Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday--Jan. 15--coincided with its official observance. So the holiday was kept with all rites and formalities duly respected, and for a precious 24 hours peace descended on this fair land like another of the many blessings conferred upon her.

OPINION - Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: The gates of freedom

posted: 01/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

The blame game in Washington was continuing even as the clock ran out on the chance to keep the federal government in business after last week's end. It's enough to make readers of Arkansas' Newspaper wonder who's acting like spoiled brats--the innocent young people whose fate is being decided in this congressional debate or the alleged adults in Congress debating their fate.






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