• Letter to the Editor

    Pride in Westside Dear editor: Congratulations and a big “thank you” to the owner of the property at Chestnut and Bayou streets! Your property looks fabulous now. I hope you will be able to develop it into something that will benefit you and the city …

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  • A zero TV household

    Besides aliens with eyes in the back of their heads, a possible interracial baby mix-up at the maternity ward and “Bet he’ll laugh if I say ‘shoehorn,’” one of my most indelible memories of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” has proven strangely prophetic. Van Dyke’s …

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  • Worry about your own hog farm, please

    Editorial from Harrison Daily Times A colorful poster in the window of a business on Spring Street in Eureka Springs asks passers-by: “Do you want hog factory waste in our beautiful Buffalo National River?” The city of Fayetteville recently staged a protest in Eureka Springs against …

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  • Indecent exposure, or is it? Gender identity’s slippery slope

    Your 9-year-old daughter runs out of a public swimming pool shower, crying because a 45-year-old naked man is lounging in the sauna, “full monty.” You call the police. The police arrest you for violating the man’s rights and send both you and your daughter to …

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  • Already bored with ‘news’ about Jason Collins

    Is anyone else tired of hearing about NBA player Jason Collins’ being gay? When the news broke that he is gay, I think the world kind of said, “OK,” then went about their normal day-to-day business. Or at least we tried. The national media keep …

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  • Reverse psychology vs. the Nanny State

    Get this: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of cigarettes (now legal to people at age 18) to people younger than 21. Yeah, that ought to work! Bloomberg, as you may know, has become the nation’s poster child for nanny-state …

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  • Tragedies, technology reshaping free press, speech

    Two national tragedies separated by six years and a day — the Boston Marathon bombing and the April 16, 2007, mass shooting at Virginia Tech University — also are notable in marking how technology is reshaping some uses of our freedoms of press and speech. …

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  • Daddy never stopped loving her

    When news broke more than a week ago of George Jones’ passing, my editor asked if I was going to write about it. I hadn’t planned to and then I went and tuned in to his memorial service last Thursday, left recalling my own memories …

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  • Good memories of Dogpatch!

    The idea for Dogpatch, USA, came from Harrison realtor Oscar J. Snow in 1966. A trout farm at Marble Falls was listed for sale and Snow envisioned it as the perfect setting for the home of Li’l Abner, Daisy Mae and all the other hillbilly …

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  • Ten years

    In some ways, it seems like only yesterday when we learned about a guy who planned to take some rundown property and make it habitable for men with drug and alcohol addictions. Some were skeptical, but 10 years later it’s obvious that it was the …

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  • Happy anniversary, John 3:16!

    Today marks the 10th anniversary for John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual boot camp for men with addictions. Many in the area know about the ministry but may have never been there. Let me tell you — it’s a phenomenal place. Just driving onto the property …

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  • This is what intolerance smells like

    President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, …

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