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Banking on the new era of taxes

Published Jan. 14 2018

The new tax law is only two weeks old but already it is costing billions of dollars—on paper, at least.

Mom Was Right: It turns out more children really are 'putting an eye out' with those things

Published Jan. 13 2018

How many times did we hear it growing up?

Cheers & Jeers

Published Jan. 13 2018

Cheers & Jeers for Jan. 13, 2018

Trump mental health debate offensive

Published Jan. 13 2018

I've not been shy in my criticism of President Trump's candidacy or his first year in office. However, I draw...

Enter Oprah, the left's latest 'Messiah'

Published Jan. 13 2018

The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as "deus ex machina," the god from...

President Oprah?: Would you consider voting for famed media magnate?

Published Jan. 12 2018

Democrats and other opponents of Donald Trump sometimes refer to him derisively as America's first reality show president.

Letter to the Editor: Animal shelter

Published Jan. 12 2018

I'd like to take the opportunity to recognize the Director of our local Texarkana, Ark., Animal Shelter, Charles Lokey. Not...

We are not ready for a possible influenza pandemic

Published Jan. 12 2018

WASHINGTON—It starts with body aches, chills, exhaustion, headache and fever. Then come congestion, sore throat and cough. It is miserable....

Why Trump is likely to hang on through this term

Published Jan. 12 2018

For the past week, Washington and the political world have been fixated on Michael Wolff's gossipy account of the chaos...

Big Bargains: Buyers can get a better deal in Arkansas than New York Times suggests

Published Jan. 11 2018

On Wednesday, the New York Times, as part of a continuing series of features, took a look at what type...

Sanctions or no? Trump's best tack for squeezing Iran

Published Jan. 11 2018

President Donald Trump has a chance over the next several days to deliver a punishing blow to Iran's leaders and...

Could Romney KO Trump in 'Year of the Feud?'

Published Jan. 11 2018

WASHINGTON—This could be the Year of the Feud.

How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

Published Jan. 11 2018

WASHINGTON—During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon:...

Arkansas Casinos?: Proposal looks better than others in the past, but that doesn't mean it's a winner for state

Published Jan. 10 2018

A group called Driving Arkansas Forward has submitted a proposed Constitutional amendment that would authorize casinos in Crittenden and Jefferson...

Letters to the Editor: New year, same habits

Published Jan. 10 2018

Well, another new year is here. Most people never change, they only talk about it. Chances are if you had...

Sessions should butt out of marijuana

Published Jan. 10 2018

At every turn, Republican Party leaders claim to believe in the right of people to make their own decisions and...

Not too early to handicap 2018 elections

Published Jan. 10 2018

All national elections are hyped as seminal. The midterms of 2018 are the real deal.

Are President Trump's accusers 'mad'?

Published Jan. 10 2018

Having lost an election they thought they would win and unable to get over it; having been staggeringly wrong about...

Seattle Sodas: New sugary drink tax sends prices through the roof

Published Jan. 9 2018

Many of our more seasoned subscribers will remember back in the day when soft drink bottles came with a deposit.

Letter to the Editor: Boycott

Published Jan. 9 2018

Can you say "Agenda-Driven Broadcast News Media"? One would think that the News which affects a nation would and should...

Button Man vs. Rocket Man could lead to nuclear war

Published Jan. 9 2018

It's no accident that the latest blockbuster to portray President Trump as volatile and erratic is called "Fire and Fury:...

Chutzpah of Samantha Power when it comes to Iran

Published Jan. 9 2018

My favorite example of chutzpah used to be the man who killed his parents and then, at his murder trial,...

Campus Speech: Texas lawmakers to hold hearings on suppression of opposing voices

Published Jan. 8 2018

College campuses across the nation have come under scrutiny by conservatives over what they see as liberal restrictions on free...