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Analysis: Arkansas up for grabs after Huckabee exit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn't just open up a new hunt for his home state's Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it completed. . .

Can sitcoms erase bigotry?

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn't even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least, from a. . .

Culture of corruption can be reversed

The political ruling class and its mass media minions do not understand the reason for Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's popularity. The American public is realizing the political ruling class of both parties, the Republican and Democrat parties, are joined at. . .

Police need to find out what happned to cemetery funds

When vandals knocked down gravestones at a Jonesboro cemetery last year, the public was outraged. Police investigated; suspects were apprehended. When someone stole the bronze urns off dozens of gravesites throughout NEA and sold them to a metal recycler, the. . .

Priorities and the Hogs

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines "juxtaposition" as "the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side." On Jan. 27, an interesting one occurred at a University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees were led on a. . .

Super Bowl’s 60 minutes of damage

Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. He descends to it and asks the man seated next to him why the wonderful seat is unoccupied. The man says, "Its mine. I was...

Too many criminals getting guns

In the past few weeks it seems like there has been a sharp increase in vehicle break-ins in Jonesboro. In one night, more than 10 vehicles were broken into at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and others at hotels on Phillips Drive. In those instances several of the...

Surveys: Americans have gloomy outlook on future

You know it's election season when your news is chock-full of surveys and polls. In many cases I find such data fascinating. Surveys and polls, as mundane and boring as they may seem, are still the best way to gather hard statistics about issues ranging from. . .