• Obama channels Nixon

    President Obama, despondent over his low poll numbers and the lack of trust many Americans have for him and his policies, did something drastic. He met with the psychic medium who once helped Hillary Clinton contact the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. With the medium’s help, …

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  • The forgotten Republican rebrand

    Heckuva job with that rebranding, Republicans. They started 2013 hoping to rejoin modern America but ended it once again on the wrong side of history. By embracing Phil Robertson’s prejudice against gays and blacks and rebuffing Pope Francis’ call for economic justice, Republicans have made …

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  • County, city still differ on district court statements

    Judge: Change is needed Having received the year to date documents from the District Court, I wish to respond to the Batesville City Clerk’s comments in the Dec. 6, 2013 Batesville Daily Guard. First let me say that Ms. Johnston is comparing apples and oranges. …

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  • Freedom of religion for all, not some

    Does anyone ever stop and think about how privileged we are in this country to enjoy freedom of religion? Do we appreciate the fact that we can pray anytime, anywhere we feel the need? That we can go into any church of our choice and …

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  • Arkansas Tech professor made it big as author

    Out of my many books, a stray one will occasionally tumble out and catch my attention and although I am always covered up with reading material, I stop and take a look at it. Last week, it was a book I hardly even remember acquiring …

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  • One era ends; another begins

    Well, we’re about to wrap up another year, so it’s time to throw out my dual nominations for “The Most Impactful Person of 2013.” The envelope, please? And the co-winners are … Edward Snowden and Satoshi Nakamoto. Edward Snowden, because in 2013 his revelations of …

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  • From a fifth-grader, uncomfortable truth about religious conflict

    When children speak the truth, adults often squirm and shut them up. That’s apparently what happened to Zachary Golob-Drake after he delivered a speech entitled “In the Name of Religion” to his fifth-grade class at Patel Partnership School in Tampa, Fla. The teacher initially applauded …

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  • Another year, another roller coaster

    Finally, it’s the last day of 2013. It doesn’t seem like 365 days have passed since we were saying goodbye to 2012. As always, there were highs — Kaylee’s first birthday, Gary getting a new truck, Kaylee’s first trip to the beach, lots of Kaylee …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Christmas memories To the Editor: I was looking forward to the Christmas Memories section and especially hoped Ms. Zelda Price would have again submitted one. I’ve enjoyed hers in years past. Sure enough, I was not disappointed. There was even a cute picture of her at …

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  • The best and worst of 2013

    The year 2013 was a roller coaster of contrasts with some surprises. Here’s a best and worst list: The Worst Non Scandal, Self-Inflicted Political Damage: President Barack Obama. A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds record numbers of Americans now disapprove of his job performance. …

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  • LRAFB impressed Strategic Air Command in Cold War

    Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville in northeast Pulaski County today is a key part of the defense of the United States and home to thousands of service members. But it emerged mostly as a local effort. During World War II, much of the …

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  • Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes

    Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes It really is about the little things in life. Like wanting to hear Christmas carolers one last time. Such a simple request from a little girl fighting for her life who was told last week she might only …

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