• Obama channels Nixon

    President Obama, despondent over his low poll numbers and the lack of trust many Americans have for him and his policies, did something drastic. He met with the psychic medium who once helped Hillary Clinton contact the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. With the medium’s help, …

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  • The forgotten Republican rebrand

    Heckuva job with that rebranding, Republicans. They started 2013 hoping to rejoin modern America but ended it once again on the wrong side of history. By embracing Phil Robertson’s prejudice against gays and blacks and rebuffing Pope Francis’ call for economic justice, Republicans have made …

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  • Freedom of religion for all, not some

    Does anyone ever stop and think about how privileged we are in this country to enjoy freedom of religion? Do we appreciate the fact that we can pray anytime, anywhere we feel the need? That we can go into any church of our choice and …

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  • One era ends; another begins

    Well, we’re about to wrap up another year, so it’s time to throw out my dual nominations for “The Most Impactful Person of 2013.” The envelope, please? And the co-winners are … Edward Snowden and Satoshi Nakamoto. Edward Snowden, because in 2013 his revelations of …

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  • From a fifth-grader, uncomfortable truth about religious conflict

    When children speak the truth, adults often squirm and shut them up. That’s apparently what happened to Zachary Golob-Drake after he delivered a speech entitled “In the Name of Religion” to his fifth-grade class at Patel Partnership School in Tampa, Fla. The teacher initially applauded …

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  • The best and worst of 2013

    The year 2013 was a roller coaster of contrasts with some surprises. Here’s a best and worst list: The Worst Non Scandal, Self-Inflicted Political Damage: President Barack Obama. A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds record numbers of Americans now disapprove of his job performance. …

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  • LRAFB impressed Strategic Air Command in Cold War

    Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville in northeast Pulaski County today is a key part of the defense of the United States and home to thousands of service members. But it emerged mostly as a local effort. During World War II, much of the …

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  • Surrender at Jacksonport

    Throughout the Civil War, Jacksonport was an elusive target for both Union and Confederate forces, even after the Federal occupation of Little Rock in September 1863. Rebel raiding campaigns harassed Yankee forces at key points across northern Arkansas until the end of the war. After …

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  • Duck hunting and double standards: Tolerance is a two-way street

    A I finished my last bit of Christmas shopping, it seemed like Duck Dynasty merchandise was everywhere. Who would have thought, in 2013 the hottest gift ideas would involve rednecks from Louisiana? What’s more, I never would have believed anything the “Duck” family said would …

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  • Tolerance to all, and to all a good night

    Well, I kept my word. I stayed away from controversial subjects until after Christmas. Yay, me! But now that the holiday is over, I’ve got a whole bunch saved up. How about we start with the moron in Deerfield Beach, Fla., who’s suing because of …

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  • Civil War at Christmastime

    One hundred fifty years ago, both the Yankee and Confederate armies were preparing to spend another Christmas away from home. While Confederates were amassing in southwest Arkansas for the largest Christian camp revival in history, the Federal army tried to justify their presence this side …

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  • Thanks for the lesson, Phil

    Just recently, Phil Robertson was suspended from the popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty” for openly stating that he does not support gay marriage, something he believes is a biblical point of view, as do I. The fact that Robertson was unable to speak his opinion …

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