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Community support needed to address mental illness

It's no secret The Sun has delved deeply into the Craighead County justice system's likely illegal treatment of the mentally ill. It's also no secret I've used this space on the opinion page to point out the disgusting treatment of the mentally ill by the county's. . .

A trump too far?

If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the conspiracy-minded. Now,. . .

Two governors, two different approaches to governing

No two individuals are alike. This past week was a reminder of how that's the case with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his predecessor, Gov. Mike Beebe. Hutchinson called legislators to Little Rock to raise $50 million to make the state eligible for $200 million in. . .

Defeating the Islamic State means getting the politics right

A tour of the war zones in Iraq and Syria with the top American commander ends, appropriately enough, here in Ankara, Turkey, the strongest power in the region and the place where the modern troubles began a hundred years ago with the collapse of the Ottoman. . .

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty � and that this should matter � has been. . .

Tolerance for deviants but not for normal

The vast majority of people exhibit common and uniform behaviors that define us as humans. They have intercourse with the opposite sex to produce children. This is normal and necessary for human survival. When children are not created in sufficient numbers a. . .

GOP will come around to support Trump

The Republican "leadership," represented most conspicuously by House Speaker Paul Ryan and the party's past four presidential candidates, are flummoxed�astounded!�by the popularity of Donald Trump with a segment of the party they pretend not to have known even. . .