• How dementia patients can avoid unnecessary suffering in final days

    One day in April 2004 my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again. This was our abrupt entrance into the world of dementia. Not Alzheimer’s, with its …

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  • 25 Arkansans have earned Congressional Medal of Honor

    On the last Monday of every May, Americans pause to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the defense of their country.  It was a tradition that began as Decoration Day just after the Civil War in which families would place flowers at …

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  • The ultimate sacrifice: Remembering American heroes

    Last year on Memorial Day, my wife, daughter and I were touring Cambridge, England. We took a bus ride three miles out of the city to the U.S. military cemetery there, one of 25 American burial grounds administered by the U.S. government on foreign territory. …

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  • A very special gun and a day to remember

    As Memorial Day approached, memories flooded Randall’s mind. He lifted the polished gun down from its place on the wall. It reminded him of a fateful decision. Rounding a bend in the small valley, he and his men had come under enemy fire, and found …

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  • Politically correct 9/11 museum ignores truth

    The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, recently dedicated by President Obama, has been fraught with controversy from the beginning. As one cultural historian summed it up, the museum has too many stakeholders trying to achieve too many irreconcilable goals. Among the cross purposes are …

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  • Galileo and climate change deniers

    Future historians will rightly compare the climate change deniers of the 21st century to the science-hating reactionaries who jailed Galileo in the 17th century. But at least the truthers of yore had an excuse, because science was a fairly new concept. Our deniers have no …

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  • About Town

    This week, About Town stayed close to home and traveled around the world from the comfort of the seats at Independence Hall, the auditorium at UACCB. This past Tuesday night, we had the opportunity to attend the West Magnet spring dance performance. West Magnet is …

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  • Bugging out: Protect kids this summer

    It’s tick season. And mosquito season. And chigger season. Is there any bug that isn’t causing us trouble these days? If we’re soaking up the summer sun, we’re also easy targets for all sorts of disease-carrying insects. Parents wonder what they should do to protect …

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  • Working on garden of my dreams

    Spring is finally here and I for one am thrilled. While I’m not a fan of tornado season, I absolutely despise the winter months. There is nothing about ice, sleet or snow that appeals to me, not even during the Christmas holiday. The only way …

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  • Neutrality nuts won’t be happy till government controls Internet

    Angry liberals are set to descend on the Federal Communications Commission to disgrace themselves by shouting down the proceedings. The lead group involved, Free Press, has sent out an invitation asking people to bring “pots, pans or whatever else you can bang on so the …

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  • On rudeness and incivility

    What do you mean Americans have gotten ruder?” “Poll after poll has been showing it in recent years. More than 70 percent of the respondents questioned in an Associated Press poll believe people are ruder than they were 20 or 30 years ago.” “Why would …

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  • Two states going in opposite directions on Hispanics

    It’s the kind of headline we used to see in Texas: The Florida Senate just passed the DREAM Act. Texas used to teach Republicans how to court Hispanic voters, but things have gotten so far out of control here that Texas is now making Florida …

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