• Now is not the time for amnesty

    Nearly all of us agree it’s time for Washington to fix the country’s immigration crisis and put an end to illegal immigration once and for all. The president and the newly coined “gang of eight,” a bi-partisan group of senators propose a pathway to citizenship …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Disagrees with writer’s point of view on S.B. 131 Dear editor: I was surprised by Angelia Roberts’ stance that the Freedom of Information Act was in danger because of Senate Bill 131, protecting the availability and possibility of the misuse of a list (to be made available to the newspapers or John Q. …

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  • Why hating rich people is making you broke

    Quick, if you saw a Rolls Royce on the side of the road and a guy in a suit standing next to it staring at his flat tire, what pops into your head? If you find yourself laughing at a rich guy having to suffer, …

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  • 2013 State of the Union drinking game

    WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY: Four taxpayers of any sex: One rich white banker-type wearing a Suit. Cuff links would be nice. One person in a Blue work Shirt, another in a White shirt and one wearing Rags that in a former life might have …

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  • New ship prompted state flag

    When the battleship USS Arkansas was commissioned at Philadelphia in 1912, it needed an Arkansas flag to complete its colors. However, the state had never adopted an official flag. A contest was quickly arranged and the winning entry was submitted by Ms. Willie K. Hocker. …

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  • Defending FOIA

    Thank you Sen. David Wyatt. Last week I placed a call to our senator and asked him to vote against Senate Bill 131, which he did. Wyatt, along with a few others, eight exactly, were the only ones who opposed the bill which would completely …

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  • Oh dear, Doily

    Donetta’s column “Like mother, like daughter” in the Guard’s Friday edition got me to thinking just how much I’m becoming like my own mother. I’ve known it for a long time, but reading her story reminded me of my own situation as I work to …

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  • Like mother, like daughter

    Apparently my daughter’s worst nightmare has come true — she’s turning into her mother. I guess I should have been offended, but I had to laugh when Shay told me the other day on the phone that while flipping through the TV channels, she stopped …

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  • Pedophilia is the problem

    The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay Scouts to join their ranks. If the BSA’s long-standing ban on gays is lifted by national officials in May, the choice …

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  • Information made my day

    “Go ahead, make my day” is one of the most recognizable movie lines ever. I was surprised Wednesday when I learned the line was written by the late Arkansas filmmaker Charles B. Pierce, who is credited with “story by” in the film “Sudden Impact.” Of …

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  • Seeing is deceiving

    President Obama has a long history as a smoker, yet he’s spoken aggressively against the habit on numerous occasions. Presumably, the White House would never seek to appease the powerful tobacco lobby by releasing a photo of the president sneaking a smoke during a break …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Not happy with response Dear Senator Pryor: Thank you for responding to my inquiry on your stance regarding potential legislation imposing more firearms laws and/or restrictions. Sir, I want to share with you my frustration with your response. Your email was completely non-committal, unhelpful, and …

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