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Cheers & Jeers

Published Mar. 25 2017

JEERS: Whichever decision is made, to hold a Constitutional Convention, or not, leaving the text unchanged, will not remedy the...

Firm Foundation: Kaufman athletics program builds character along with talent on the field

Published Mar. 25 2017

They say school athletics is as much about building a young person's character as developing prowess on the field.

It's time for techies to apply talents to real world

Published Mar. 25 2017

At a turbulent moment in the online media business, the fate of Yahoo and buzzed-about CEO Marissa Mayer offers cautionary...

Trump should try cooperating with probe

Published Mar. 25 2017

At the end of the House Intelligence Committee's long hearing on the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential...

Voters should hold officials accountable

Published Mar. 25 2017

A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who...

Expanded Carry: Should guns be allowed in universities or bars?

Published Mar. 24 2017

This week Ark. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that makes it legal for those with proper licensing...

How to toe President Trump's line

Published Mar. 24 2017

WASHINGTON—So, you are an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump. And you are thinking of applying for one of the...

Trump undermines campaign promises

Published Mar. 24 2017

The Trump presidency operates on two levels. And it's creating problems for itself on both of them.

Official Prayer: Two Arkansas school boards would likely win if cases go to court

Published Mar. 22 2017

Those who would banish prayer from public life are at it again.

What Trump's budget blueprint gets right

Published Mar. 22 2017

When the White House put out its blueprint for the federal budget, which is notable for outlining $54 billion in...

The latest whopper cooked up by team Trump

Published Mar. 22 2017

WASHINGTON—My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed.

Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like it

Published Mar. 22 2017

WASHINGTON—"Mend it, don't end it" was Bill Clinton's rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the...

ArFuture: Free community college program benefits students and the state

Published Mar. 22 2017

The idea of free college for all, while nothing new, has been derided as a liberal pipe dream, especially during...

Trump should break entitlements vow

Published Mar. 22 2017

In his first 50 days in office, President Donald Trump has been working to make good on many of his...

Trump's budget plan is nonsensical

Published Mar. 22 2017

Here's one thing President Trump is right about: The federal bureaucracy is due for an overhaul.

Purity, politics and health care reform

Published Mar. 22 2017

Readers of a certain age may recall ads for Ivory Soap, which claimed to be 99 and 44/100ths percent pure....

About Time: Arkansas will finally split King, Lee holidays

Published Mar. 21 2017

It took several years, but finally change is coming.

Intrusive health bill risky for employees

Published Mar. 21 2017

I've reported before on the scam that is the workplace "wellness" program. These are ostensibly voluntary initiatives that aim to...

Building a pyramid of fine memories

Published Mar. 21 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla.—In one sleepy motion, I hit a snooze button on the hotel's clock that chums up the sound of...

Meals for old and young ... wasted money?

Published Mar. 21 2017

You knock on a door. It takes a minute. Eventually, the door opens. A face, lined with age, spreads into...

One Less Worry: New Arkansas law gives a break to service men and women

Published Mar. 20 2017

Service men and women stationed away from home face a lot of problems most of us never encounter.

Betting on themselves: Profar, DeShields have rewarded Rangers' decision to stand pat

Published Mar. 19 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz.—When the Texas Rangers made the decision during the offseason not to empty the bank to bring back free...

It's past time to crack down on college binge drinking

Published Mar. 19 2017

On March 3, 23-year-old Jonathan Morales, a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, died when he fell from...