• Not all sugar plums

    Does everyone remember the first R-rated movie you ever got to watch? I sure do. In the late ’80s getting to see an R-rated movie before one turned 17 was a big deal. I was 14 years old and a friend’s aunt took us to …

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  • Entertainment industry enabled Cosby

    Hollywood is rumored to be a liberal bastion. Why exactly? Because a couple of actors raised some money for Obama? Hollywood as a business is far from liberal. Its core value isn’t progress; its core value is profit. If “Fifty Shades of Grey” can make …

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  • Food for nought

    My sweet Aunt Bea was a strong-willed, determined woman. She was also kind, loving and always helped anyone in need. In addition, she grew up during the Depression, and like most people who lived during that challenging time, she couldn’t stand to see anything go …

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  • Revenge on cartoons through hacking

    There was a time when readers who are offended by political cartoons would write a letter to the editor. Now angry readers rant online; they demand apologies or retribution for being offended. I run a “syndicate” that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to about 850 …

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  • Free-dom

    A few days ago, I was watching a YouTube video about organization. You know how one video leads to another until it just gets out of hand, and you realize you’ve been watching these badly produced recordings for more than an hour? Yeah… Well, I …

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  • Arkansas’ almost-nuclear disaster

    It began with an honest mistake that even the most skilled craftsman has made hundreds of times. A young technician dropped a socket wrench. But on that day in 1980, it was a mistake that almost ended the world. The scene was the Titan II …

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  • Millenials buy into home ownership

    Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn’t good for anyone. According to USA Today, homeownership for Americans age 35 and under declined to 36.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014, down from 36.8 percent in 2013. The percentage is the lowest …

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  • The New (political) Ice Age

    “And that’s it for sports.” “Thank you Robert for the fascinating premier of your exclusive in-depth Channel 7, 12-part series on underinflated balls, Can’t wait to see what balls you have for us tomorrow. “And now, here’s Wayne with our exclusive Channel 7 Eyewitness Weather …

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  • An ode to Yellowstone River

    On Jan. 17, the Yellowstone River, perhaps the most celebrated aquatic system in North America, was heavily contaminated by nearly 1,200 barrels of oil. Al Jazeera America reports the leak’s environmental damage stretches from the river to surrounding farmland in Glendive, Montana. Particularly, the report …

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  • Would you pay $80/hour for hugs?

    On second thought, maybe I should discourage my son from pursuing a career in engineering. Sure, Gideon, 10, has a knack for design; but he has another talent that could be even more lucrative (and cooler). He has always been a boisterous, bowl-you-over hugger — …

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  • Coach whose team won 161-2 shouldn’t be punished

    I’ll be glad when baseball season starts up again. I wasn’t always a huge fan but being married to a former sports photographer and sports editor will change one’s views on ballgames pretty quick. While football does have its moments (namely, the Superbowl, or any …

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  • LR mayor brought early advances

    As the 20th century dawned, Little Rock residents looked at the continuing problems of crime and corruption in the city and decided they would not tolerate it any longer. Charles Taylor was one such man, and as mayor, he brought that reform energy to city …

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