• A shipwreck of a column: Gilligan’s Island turns 50

    Just sit right back and you’ll endure a tale … Sept. 26 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island.” People exclaim, “You’re making me feel old!” when I tell them that. Gee, Skipper, I would have thought it had something to …

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  • Albert Pike is one of the most unique characters in Arkansas history

    He was a Massachusetts man, but he fell in love with Arkansas. In the process, Albert Pike, the largely self-educated lawyer, writer, general, and adventurer became early Arkansas’ most outspoken and most famous promoter. Pike was born in Boston in 1809 to a modest family. …

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  • Why ask why?

    Have you ever noticed how angry you can make someone, just by asking them the simple words “why” or “how?” And it doesn’t matter what you’re referring to either. You can be asking a question as simple as why someone doesn’t like chocolate, to something …

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  • The whole family has to work for Sandman to make regular appearance

    From the moment children enter our lives, sleep becomes a primary focus for the entire family. But the obstacles to being well-rested don’t disappear after the days of round-the-clock feeding and sleep training. Many parents battle sleep issues with their kids well into the early …

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  • Kids matter

    When kids enter their teen years, most parents want to run screaming; however, that is when your child may need you the most. Sometimes parents forget that teenagers have their own set of problems that may be just as great, or even greater, than those …

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  • Mtn. View man has in possession possibly largest mastadon flint tool ever found

    What exactly Donald Burns has in his possession is not known. The large knapped flint piece was found in the Red River outside Choctaw, Oklahoma in 1934. How Donald came to own it is a story in itself but of more interest is the ongoing …

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  • The only person in Mexico who can’t get into America

    The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families and demand amnesty. Sgt. Tahmooressi …

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  • The Burger King controversy

    Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s lack of “patriotism.” It’s “unpatriotic,” …

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  • Clueless pundits cluck about domestic violence

    If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video — released Monday by …

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  • Some corrections on Jamestown and the ‘James boys’

    Jamestown was originally known as James’ Town due to the land speculation and resulting developing town by Daniel James. Other family members also delved into land speculation across Arkansas. I was thrilled to get the responses from people across the area in regards to what …

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  • Want fries with that?

    Recently a nationwide protest took place against low wages in the American fast-food industry. It culminated in hundreds of arrests, including 10 in Little Rock, as activists stepped up their campaign, demanding higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies including McDonald’s, Burger King …

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  • 50th anniversary of the TV ad that changed politics

    Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would politics be like today if she hadn’t burst upon the scene 50 years ago — a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America’s first gut-punch TV ad? If the “Daisy ad” hadn’t smeared Barry …

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