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OPINION - Column One: R. E. Lee, unperson

posted: 03/26/2017 1:59 a.m. Comments 21

Behold: How good it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! But there's a catch--that little word unity. The Arkansas House recently approved a bill, by a vote of 66-11, to divide those of us who venerate the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. from those of us who still worship at the shrine of Robert E. Lee.


posted: 03/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Unseen Correspondent: Yours of the 16th has been received and recorded in the Book of Life, or in your case the Book of Death, though it’s not easy to decide in which category your comments fall. Why not both? For you reside in that twilight land somewhere between conception and death while your innocent souls are purged and prepared for who knows what.

OPINION - Column One: Education's discontents

posted: 03/19/2017 1:56 a.m. Comments 2

Remember those state funds set aside to help needy students get a college education? That $9 million would no longer be available under a new law devised by the masterminds in the state's misnamed Department of Higher Education, which keeps adopting lower goals. That department is directed by Maria Markham, who seems less interested in preparing the state's students to become educated citizens of a self-governing republic. Instead she seems intent on molding them into whatever the state's job market demands.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: New schools, new hope

posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Some collective nouns bring collective hope to a community, while others offer collective amusement. And still others invite collective ire. For inspiring example, there is a pride of lions and an exaltation of larks, but it's not easy to suppress a smile when some collective nouns come into play, as in this story from across the pond:

OPINION- Column One: A visionary voice

posted: 03/12/2017 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Remember Eric Hoffer? His time has come--again.

OPINION: Back to the bad old days

posted: 03/08/2017 3:18 a.m. Comments 7

United we stand, divided we fall.

OPINION - Column One: The figure 7 in gold

posted: 03/05/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

(With apologies to William Carlos Wiliams)


posted: 03/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

There used to be and may still be a diorama in the Museum of Natural History in New York City depicting a noble beast--was it a lion?--holding a pack of jackals at bay. For some reason, the memory of that scene came back vivid and strong when Tom Cotton, this state's junior U.S. senator and already senior statesman, was confronted by an angry mob at Springdale High School's 2,000-seat theater last week.

OPINION: Hear America talking

posted: 02/26/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

You gotta accentuate the positive

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Sound of distant music

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

On this his birthday, George Washington remains the most admired but remote of American presidents, more portrait than person. He intended it that way.






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