• Baseball drinks up and dumbs down

    On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball’s postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed: “The center of the visiting clubhouse turned into a fountain of champagne and beer. Everyone wore …

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  • Republicans need to think bigger and smarter

    Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard is really on to something with his call for Republicans to “Go Big or Go Home.” Fred reminds us that Republicans have won big with big ideas in the past, such as “1978, when the Kemp-Roth tax cut was …

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  • Ark. congressman presided over quiz show scandal hearings

    Oren Harris had led a life of dedication and integrity that led him into public service. The one-time El Dorado lawyer would find that integrity tested as a member of Congress. In 1959, Harris and his congressional committee became the epicenter of one of the …

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  • Keep your gator out of the tub

    A law is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as the rules and regulations or collection of rules established in a community under the authority of the state or nation and applicable to all the people. Laws exist for the protection of people and their property, to …

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  • Stay warm, stay happy

    I carried my small bag through the front of the bookstore to another section that was stocked with knitting and crocheting supplies, and books. A group of women, obviously experienced in needlework, took their seats in a variety of rocking chairs that surrounded a small …

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  • The Chisholm Trail has roots in Stone County

    What does Joseph “Joe” Monroe Moody have to do with the Chisholm Trail? Joe Moody (1853-1944), son of Jonathan Moody and Martha Jane Cornett, married Paralee Goodnight (1852-1916), daughter of Philip Goodnight and Mariah Reeves. Philip was the son of John H. Goodnight Jr. and …

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  • Former mayor says he is ‘bullish’ on Fort Smith

    Are you bullish on Fort Smith? Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, says he’s “bullish on Fort Smith,” and he offers compelling support for his position. Speaking last week to the Times Record editorial board, Rep. Womack described himself as a “fundamentals guy,” and said Fort Smith …

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  • NFL gave offenders a pass

    The news stories on Google News are surging as forcefully as a tsunami. The subject: the NFL and domestic abuse. “Domestic violence much bigger than NFL … Domestic violence in the NFL … The Media’s NFL Domestic Abuse Hysteria … NFL looks to training to …

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  • Open carry or open submission?

    Last week in Michigan, Elijah Woody was arrested for openly carrying his gun. Thankfully Woody was not shot dead, but his story highlights the inequality of gun rights for certain groups in the United States. If he’d been a white man, the cops probably would …

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  • Home cooking as a burden is hard to swallow

    Get this: Home-cooked family meals are tyrannical. So suggests Slate blogger Amanda Marcotte. Marcotte says that a study by North Carolina State University sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton finds that “the stress that cooking puts on people, particularly women, may not be …

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  • Americans’ wages stagnant at 1988 levels

    For nearly two years, multibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg has been one of the most vocal comprehensive immigration reform leaders. Zuckerberg, whose net worth Forbes estimates at $33 billion and who on a single day last week saw his fortune increase by $1.6 billion thanks to a …

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  • How Little Rock became the capital of Arkansas

    On March 2, 1819, the Arkansas Territory was created, with the capital at the small outpost at Arkansas Post. Arkansas Post was the first European city founded in what would become Arkansas, but by 1820, the members of the new territorial legislature realized that a …

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