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How to get away with murder in Craighead County

Want to get away with murder? Apparently, all you have to do is claim someone threatened your life if you didn't follow through with the crime. That's the defense the attorney for Dakota Cantwell, 22, of Wynne, used last week to beat his first-degree murder. . .

Trump's Medicare rule would undermine patient protections

The Trump administration is poised to undermine seniors' access to lifesaving medications. It recently proposed a rule that would weaken patient protections within Medicare's "Part D" prescription drug benefit. Part D drug plans are required to cover all drugs...

Democrats in the sandbox with the big kids

What's it like to be a Democrat in the Arkansas Legislature, when the other side outnumbers you three to one? Basically, you can play in the sandbox, and sometimes the big kids will let you help build the castle — especially when they need one of your. . .

Biden, Sanders waited too long to be president

The joke among people my age is that every dinner party starts with an organ recital: Who's lost a gall bladder, got a new kidney or maybe just replaced a knee? What's the pain of the day and who sleeps through the night? Charles de Gaulle said old age is a. . .

College cheating scandal

Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people involved in cheating and bribery in order to get their children admitted to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities such as Georgetown, Yale, Stanford, University of Texas, University of. . .

Who spawned the Christchurch killer?

Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill. Using. . .

Hasta luego, Beto

It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O'Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He's precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he's hungry. Call it maternal instinct; call it age. But, let's call the Texas Democrat's nascent presidential campa. . .