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The Trump-Russia collusion probe far from a 'witch hunt'

"Does this concern you at all?" asks a tart email message from a Trump supporter who wonders why the mainstream media doesn't take a closer look at allegations that the Justice Department's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election has been tainted by. . .

Musician Oates bitten by the Arkansas bug

John Oates, of Hall and Oates fame, came to Wilson a year ago, and it sure made an impression. On Feb. 2, the singer, songwriter and guitarist will release a new album titled "Arkansas." The Arkansas cotton fields, old shanties and the musical influences he felt...

Al Capone lives!

"You can get a lot farther with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile." This quote has often been attributed to the late Chicago mobster Al Capone, who with his fellow organized crime buddies used extortion as one of their tactics to get what they. . .

Can there be a charitable reading of 's***hole'?

While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: "The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of. . .

Weather snowflakes melt like frozen precipitation

I didn't walk 10 miles to school in below zero weather uphill both ways in a foot of snow like my parents did, but it's hard not to challenge some Arkansans on what weather wimps they are. You'd think the quarter inch of snow that fell in Jonesboro overnight. . .

After medical pot, Couch wants vote on legislative lines

The man who legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas has another one up his sleeve. David Couch, the attorney who sponsored the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment in 2016, is working with potential backers on an initiative that would let voters create a. . .

Public discourse irretrievably coarsened under Trump

One thing all Americans finally can agree upon is that public discourse has coarsened irretrievably in the era of Donald Trump and largely at his instance. We may argue over how bad that is, or whether it is bad at all. Some will make the case that the language. . .

One downside to bringing U.S. corporations home

One of the reasons given for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent was to prevent companies from moving their operations or headquarters to overseas locations. Moving the actual operation of a firm overseas is mostly a function of. . .