• The only person in Mexico who can’t get into America

    The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families and demand amnesty. Sgt. Tahmooressi …

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  • The Burger King controversy

    Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s lack of “patriotism.” It’s “unpatriotic,” …

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  • Clueless pundits cluck about domestic violence

    If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video — released Monday by …

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  • Some corrections on Jamestown and the ‘James boys’

    Jamestown was originally known as James’ Town due to the land speculation and resulting developing town by Daniel James. Other family members also delved into land speculation across Arkansas. I was thrilled to get the responses from people across the area in regards to what …

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  • Want fries with that?

    Recently a nationwide protest took place against low wages in the American fast-food industry. It culminated in hundreds of arrests, including 10 in Little Rock, as activists stepped up their campaign, demanding higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies including McDonald’s, Burger King …

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  • 50th anniversary of the TV ad that changed politics

    Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would politics be like today if she hadn’t burst upon the scene 50 years ago — a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America’s first gut-punch TV ad? If the “Daisy ad” hadn’t smeared Barry …

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  • Farm fresh

    Two cars pull up side-by-side in the back of an empty movie theater parking lot. The cars faced opposite directions, so the driver side windows are parallel. After a brief conversation between the drivers, money exchanges hands for a couple of plastic bags. The contents …

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  • Toltec Mounds are a mystery

    It is a story that stretches back more than 1,200 years in Arkansas, and it started with a letter. In 1876, Mary Eliza Knapp wrote to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., to report a curious find on her property near Scott in Lonoke County, …

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  • Biggest difference between success and mediocrity for teachers, leaders

    Do you remember your most horrible teacher? What about your worst boss? You can probably still hear their words in your head. I have vivid memories of my sixth-grade teacher, whom I shall not name, peering over her glasses at me, rolling her eyes, and …

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  • The vindication of President Nixon

    Forty years ago many Americans celebrated the demise of the imperial presidency with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Today, it is clear they celebrated too soon. Nixon’s view of presidential powers, summed up in his infamous statement that, “when the president does it that means …

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  • Carbon pawprint: Should pets be banned?

    Could it be that the “elephant in the room” is literally an elephant in the room? Yes, most of us try not to think too hard about the precious resources used by our precious four-legged companions; but a “community discussion” in the Salon online magazine …

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  • Life, liberty and the right of a child to fire an Uzi

    The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use … an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That …

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