• Benjamin Watson gets it right

    This week, I’m not writing my own opinion column. I’m not writing it because a young African-American man who plays the tight end position for the New Orleans Saints has put my thoughts into words and expressed it far better than I ever could accomplish. …

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  • Police should be on, not behind, cameras

    Police body cameras are all the rage lately. Al Sharpton wants them used to monitor the activities of cops. Ann Coulter wants them used to “shut down” Al Sharpton. The White House wants them because, well, they’re a way to look both “tough on police …

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  • Cozy up for the holidays

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to focus on Christmas. I’m sure many of you are like me when it comes to Christmastime. I love to cozy up to a warm fire with a cup of Constant Comment and watch Christmas movies. The scent …

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  • 1964 Razorbacks made comeback

    For the Arkansas Razorbacks, the 1963 season had been a disappointment, with the team ending with a 5-5 record. Afterward, Coach Frank Broyles and the team began plotting a comeback for next season, and the team promised — and delivered — what would be an …

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  • Family ties are too important, so don’t let them be broken

    The importance of one’s family connections is something that I believe we are losing in America. With each generation there are fewer individuals who live close to their extended families, unlike the days when grandma and grandpa lived just in the next room or uncles, …

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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas miracle

    It’s amazing that the show almost was not broadcast. I speak of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — a show that, for reasons I don’t understand, holds more power over me with every passing year. The show has a very simple premise: Too much commercialization can …

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  • You did this, Bill Cosby

    Rape. My favorite Bill Cosby comedy routine was a tie between “Go Carts” and “Chicken Heart” from his 1960’s album, “Wonderfulness.” At least 15 rapes. I have found friends and acquaintances throughout the years who shared a love for this man, whom we all saw …

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  • Buffalo Soldiers used beyond Civil War

    While driving down the road this summer, stereo blasting, I was delighted to see my grandson, Denali, singing Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldiers.” I wondered if he understood the significance of what Marley was talking about or if he was just into the wonderful sounds Marley …

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  • Sound off: Product recalls are a serious business

    “I’ve gotta get it right the first time. That’s the main thing. I can’t afford to let it pass.” — Billy Joel. “Graco recalls almost 5 million strollers in the U.S. due to fingertip amputation hazard.” “Craigslist founder dodges questions on recall policy.” “Safety agency …

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  • Food for thought

    There’s nothing like a good dose of reality to make you really appreciate the blessings you have in life. I was grocery shopping for my family last weekend when I remembered I also had another family to do some shopping for. Each year, our church …

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  • Blindsighted by the future

    We’ll all have been there. Things are running smoothly, then whack, seemingly out of nowhere you get hit over the head. You lose your job, your competition takes away your best business or someone in your personal life drops a bomb on you. You never …

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  • Of love, gratitude for ‘Angel Amanda’

    Sally had been married for seven years, and all she wanted was to be a mother. Only a few months after she was married, she had prepared a nursery for the baby she dreamed of having. But the years passed, and no baby came. She …

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