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Nettleton administration learns $55,000 lesson

Sometimes the old ways are best. Instead of paying for a new bus the old school way — with a paper check — the Nettleton School Board had to pay an additional $55,000 this week for a $112,686 school bus, pushing the price tag up to $167,686. Last. . .

It could alway be worse: Looking back at summer 1980

If you think it's been hot recently, you probably are too young or have been able to forget about the summer of 1980. I'd just finished my second year of college and got a summer job at Sears in the McCain Mall in North Little Rock. My job consisted of t. . .

The color of her skin

Going out on a limb here: Donald Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything. And all of those observable facts seem to sit quite well with his base of supporters, most Republicans of Congress. . .

Saudi leader needs to reset relationship with America

As America's confrontation with Iran deepens in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military is rushing more than 500 troops to Saudi Arabia, its key partner in the region. The grim but necessary task is to deter Iran and prepare for war, if deterrence fails. It's ti. . .

Shameless

By Tom H. Hastings, Guest columnist Trump rally participants chanted about Ilhan Omar: "Send her back! Send her back!" They are shameless so I feel shame for them. Antifa bullies punched Andy Ngo, a conservative journalist in my town, Portland, Ore. They are...

Opioids and those down-ballot coroners

In Arkansas, 434 people died of a drug overdose in 2018. The year before, 429 died, and 188 of those involved opioids. Well, about that many. All of those probably should be higher. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies. . .

Is a new U.S. Mideast war inevitable?

In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions. Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "The Turks. . .

America: Love it or leave it (again)

The phrase "America, Love It or Leave It" has a pedigree dating back at least to the McCarthy Era. In the '70s, the phrase was employed again against those protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The left has its own version, vowing to leave the. . .

First steps on moon have beginnings in New Mexico

Tomorrow the world will mark the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon � a feat that may not have been possible but for a rocket-crazy physicist and his work in Roswell, N.M. Cmdr. Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar. . .