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Other state gains offer hope to Democrats

LITTLE ROCK — Gains by Democrats in other states this year — including victories in solidly red Oklahoma next door — are o ering hope to Arkansas Democrats that there may be a way to rebound following Republican routs in recent years. Their. . .

Coaching parents to be on the same page

Parents are a very important part of the school community. They can either be supportive, neutral or antagonistic to the education their child is receiving at school. When parents are not on the same page with the school no matter what the staff is going to do to. . .

Too-high expectations mean Long gone

The natives were restless. Someone's head had to be chopped off. And Jeff Long's was the nearest one. Long, as you no doubt already know, was fired Wednesday as University of Arkansas athletic director. Thanks to his contract, he'll be paid up to $4.625 million. . .

A cornucopia of carcinogenic conjecture

Guest Columnist It is the beginning of the holiday season when we'll be going from one get-together to another to be merry with friends and family. At its core, the holiday season is about coming together to celebrate what we're thankful for. But during the pas...

Is America up for a second Cold War?

After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping's vision of the emerging New World Order. By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the first power on...

New campus gun law presents risks to students

Sometime in early 2018 a few handgun carriers will be able to carry their hidden weapons almost anywhere on the campuses of Arkansas' state-supported colleges and universities, including classrooms and dormitories. First they must complete eight hours of special. . .

Russia probe includes spectacular level of lies

I spent part of my convalescence from a recent illness reading some of the comprehensive timelines of the Russia investigation (which indicates, I suppose, a sickness of another sort). One, compiled by Politico, runs to nearly 12,000 words � an almost...

'Drain the swamp' becoming national joke

Is "draining the swamp" a national joke yet? Owing to the virility of the swamp, which commonly describes corporate influence on government bureaucracy and Congress, it may never be laughable. It was not persuasive that President Donald Trump got the crucial. . .