• Herman Davis, most decorated Arkansan of World War I

    Herman Davis went from deep poverty in a remote corner of Arkansas and became the most decorated Arkansan of World War I. He was born just outside what is now Manila in Mississippi County in 1888. The family lived in a small shack outside the …

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  • Why millennials hate voice mail

    Get this: Millennials hate voice mail and don’t often bother to listen to their messages. So reports NPR’s “All Things Considered” in its “The New Boom” series. As it goes, millennials prefer to receive their information via text or Facebook messages. If they receive a …

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on both sides of Berlin Wall

    Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The Washington Post. When we think of Martin Luther King Jr.’s great speeches, we don’t think of Berlin. And when we think of great American speeches in Berlin, we think of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan; we …

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  • Dropping in on the veteran down the street

    A few weeks ago, I dropped in on Russ Post, an 89-year-old war veteran who happens to live on my street. What followed was a memorable Saturday afternoon, as Russ took my teenage son and I on a roller coaster ride from his youth in …

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  • It’s time to check health care coverage for 2015

    Now’s the time to check your health care coverage for 2015 or sign up for the first time. More than 7 million Americans, including 43,446 Arkansans, got coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the program’s first open enrollment period a year ago. This year’s …

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  • Veterans Day gives Arkansas chance to honor those who served

    “From the founding of this country, veterans have been the lifeblood of our nation. …We want all of our deserving heroes to be honored and recognized.” —Col. Conrad Reynolds, founder/director of Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame     Col. Conrad Reynolds made these remarks …

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  • Safety should trump tradition

    Well, we can all breathe a sigh of relief because Halloween is over and, as usual, the stores and TV and radio stations can jump straight into Christmas, a whopping eight weeks before the holiday arrives. Walk into any store and you’re going to see …

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  • 1872: The gubernatorial election that went badly

    Many elections have been accused of being the dirtiest and most negative in state history, but none can top the 1872 election, which tore the state apart. By the early 1870s, Reconstruction had left the state mired in debt and corrupt officials, bitterly divided. The …

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  • First, kill the filibuster …

    The filibuster is dead for nominees and is living-dead for legislation; it exists, but under the precedent set by Harry Reid and Senate Democrats last year, it could be eliminated any time the majority wishes. Democrats are almost certain to do so next time they …

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  • Faithfulness

    Sunday afternoon is usually quiet at my house, so I sometimes sit down and watch a movie after lunch. As I perused through Netflix and Amazon Prime to find just the right movie to fit my mood, I ran across a move called “Redeemed.” I …

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  • Group honors veterans being laid to rest

    My daddy, Lonnie Edward “Ed” Cruse, served in World War II. Wounded, he carried shrapnel in his body the rest of his life. It wasn’t constant but it did cause him some discomfort and pain at times. In another instance his toes froze and were …

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  • Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi was ‘real voice’ on NPR

    If you notice your car’s headlights dimming soon for just a second, here’s why: The news is getting around that Tom Magliozzi, one of National Public Radio’s most popular personalities, died Nov. 3 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Tom, 77, was one half of the …

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