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OPINION- Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Take me out to the ballgame

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Organ music belongs in great cathedrals. And what better or older American cathedral than a minor-league ballpark like the one in North Little Rock, Ark., with its little retro bandbox of a ballfield? That's where the Arkansas Travelers take on all comers in the AA Texas League to musical accompaniment provided by 29-year-old Trey Trimble, who takes the crowd back to an older, more innocent time.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: War of the words

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

OPINION - Column One: Who will judge the judges?

posted: 06/18/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

What happens when the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission is itself disciplined and finds itself disabled? The state is about to find out thanks to the continued antics on and off the bench by that regular inspiration for indignation, The Hon. Rev. Wendell Griffen, who continues to make more headlines than sense.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Lost words lead to lost worlds

posted: 06/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It's a slim book that had a powerful impact in this country and beyond as the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939. Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther began as a collection of newspaper columns in the Times of London about the daily life of an suburban English household. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

OPINION - Column One: How to think

posted: 06/11/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

It's not just a source of debate about education here in Arkansas but about American education in general. For a simple national test indicates that, at a couple of hundred colleges across the country, at least a third of the senior class couldn't make a coherent argument for or against a thesis or evaluate the quality of the evidence behind it. Or understand the meaning of information presented in a graph or table.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: A library to love

posted: 06/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It's a small library in a small town--Brinkley, Ark. (pop. 2,960 and dropping back in 2014) but there are those who love it. Not least because of its history in state law and its local brushes with some of the great and near-great figures on the national scene through the many years.

OPINION - Column One: Astounding science fiction

posted: 06/04/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

In 1944, as the Second World War was about to enter its last year though no one could be sure of that or how it would turn out, a squad of zealous FBI agents stormed into the offices of a pulp magazine called Astounding Science Fiction, which had just published a piece of supposed fantasy by Cleve Cartmill about a super weapon--an atomic bomb.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Trouble in Shangri-La

posted: 05/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

From its first sentence setting the idyllic scene, James Hilton's classic novel about a paradise on earth, Lost Horizon, hints at what's wrong with all such utopias since Plato wrote his Republic to show what an ideal society should be: It's static. It never changes. There's no room for the rebel, the bomb-thrower with ideas to ignite. In short, there's no room for reality.

OPINION - Column One: Hold that pose, would you, please?

posted: 05/28/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The first cell phone I ever saw--though I had no idea what was going on at the time--was in Florence not far from the Ponte Vecchio, the fabled old bridge across the Arno. It must have been an early spring morning in the 1980s along one of the arcaded streets that line the Piazza della Signoria.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Short bursts

posted: 05/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Hold on, Dear Reader, for here come some capsule-sized comments on developments reported of late by Arkansas' Newspaper.

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