• 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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  • When tolerance isn’t a two-way street

    How is it that one group must be tolerant of another’s beliefs or be called racist but the other cannot do the same? How is displaying a cross on one’s football helmet encroaching on a non-Christian’s beliefs? Last week, a Facebooker, whose name was hidden …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wolf at the door Dear editor: The wolf is at the door. Progress is not progress when it infringes on a collective group of people. Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and …

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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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  • CDC scientist admits altering data linking immunizations to autism

    There’s been a long-standing suspicion that vaccines could be linked to autism and recently a scientist unveiled what many may see as a smoking gun. On Aug. 27 Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted to omitting statistically …

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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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  • New colony meant Indians would give up fish trap at Watertown

    When the English arrived in New England (my fellow researcher Myron Paine calls them “the invaders”) they found many structures there and it was still called Norumbega (Northman’s Land) at the time. These colonists were the people who had journeyed over the sea on the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: I live in Batesville, but I’m not in favor of city council’s using force to get their way. Batesville city leaders remind me of Russia’s Putin by trying to force Southside to annex. Most of Southside residents aren’t allowed to vote and express …

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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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  • Strong women

    I am constantly finding myself in the company of people from all walks of life. They all have different stories and all show incredible strength. Here are a few of my favorites: Jo Canada: Miss Jo landed in my life during one of the worst …

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