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Opinion Editorials

Trump should call for better tax cut, not a wall

Published Jan. 18 2019

The conventional wisdom among President Donald Trump's circle seems to be that he has no choice but to stick to...

Economy can't shrug off the shutdown forever

Published Jan. 18 2019

For months now, commentators and economists have been warily eyeing the U.S. economy and asking what will cause the next...

Dear Mom and Dad: pipe down

Published Jan. 17 2019

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Arkansas, this message is primarily for...

Shutdown kicks airlines when they're down

Published Jan. 17 2019

The government shutdown is causing plenty of problems. The one that is worrying us at this hour is the chill...

Time and again, history shows that walls work

Published Jan. 17 2019

Despite derisive comments by opponents concerning President Donald Trump's proposed border wall—calling it a fourth-century solution—such structures have done their...

Brexit shows the danger of direct democracy

Published Jan. 17 2019

LONDON—During the Second World War, as U.S. power was eclipsing Britain's, Harold Macmillan, a future prime minister, reportedly said, "These...

Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao precedes possible last big fight

Published Jan. 16 2019

LOS ANGELES—Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room...

Anderson shines after rejection by 3 non-playoff teams

Published Jan. 16 2019

As the top four point-producers in the NFL were advancing to the conference championship round for the first time ever,...

Economy looks great; will politics mess it up?

Published Jan. 16 2019

Stocks contribute to long-term financial health but can't protect against heart attacks, so let's not obsess over the impact of...

She used her legal gun just as the law intended

Published Jan. 16 2019

It is easy to hate guns. There's not much about them to love—except when they save an innocent life.

Higher taxes, federal spending, failed programs

Published Jan. 16 2019

When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social...

Icon in Arkansas

Published Jan. 14 2019

The next time fictional superspy James Bond needs a gun, he may place an order directly to Arkansas?

Texan caught supporting ISIS in Syria should be tried here

Published Jan. 14 2019

The recent capture of two American citizens, one from Houston, among Islamic State forces fighting in Syria is a stark...

Democrats getting down in the dirt with Trump

Published Jan. 14 2019

On the first day of the new year, Nancy Pelosi made a number of promises to the nation as she...

TC gets good one in former PG superintendent

Published Jan. 14 2019

Leadership is simply service to others, the Bible tells us almost everywhere, and Mathew says it succinctly, "whoever would be...

Disconnect: Democrats hit the beach in San Juan as shutdown continues

Published Jan. 14 2019

About 800,000 federal workers—including some right here in the Twin Cities—have had to get along without pay since he partial...

Online disinformation: Not just Russia anymore

Published Jan. 14 2019

Americans were appalled when it was revealed that Russian "troll farms" had launched a disinformation campaign on social media designed...

Envision has room for seven, starts at $34,990

Published Jan. 12 2019

Buick added the Envision crossover utility vehicle to its U.S. lineup two years ago, a premium compact with room for...

It's got the touch

Published Jan. 12 2019

2019 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro S Tronic: The styling may not wow you ... but driving it just might.

Subaru remakes its compact with new tech

Published Jan. 12 2019

The Subaru Forester has been completely redesigned inside and out for its fifth generation, bringing the best-equipped, roomiest, most-capable, and...

Slower growth, greater risks in 2019

Published Jan. 12 2019

2018 likely will be remembered for achieving solid economic growth, a highly volatile stock market, and an emerging trade war...

Pelosi should recognize President McConnell

Published Jan. 12 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Charles Schumer left empty-handed from their White House meeting with President Donald...

Rorschach test for German politics

Published Jan. 12 2019

BERLIN—Armin-Paulus Hampel, a former journalist and commentator who now is a member of the Bundestag, is ebullient, affable, opinionated, voluble...