State Capitol Week in Review

December 26, 2014 When the Legislature convenes in regular session on Jan. 12, Arkansas will have a new governor for the first time in eight years. Asa …

Getting St. Nicholas right

December 24, 2014 St. Nicholas is in fact the greatest saint in the history of Christianity. Forget Peter, Paul, or Mary; St. Nicholas has them all beat.

No stupid deed should go unpunished

December 23, 2014 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” By now I’m sure everyone has heard of the duck woman’s story making headlines around …

A doll for Christmas

December 22, 2014 Randall Franks“Southern Style” The winter of ’34 in the valley below the Gravely Spur was an especially …

The tale of two Christmases

December 22, 2014 Tina Dupuy “SoapBlox” Last Saturday, I found myself sharing a New York City subway train with protesters from the Millions …

Few people understand Hanukkah

December 19, 2014 The time for America’s other winter holiday has arrived. Most people have heard of Hanukkah, which in America is often seen as another …

Dickens’ Christmas mystery

December 19, 2014 For fun Christmas reading this season, I highly recommend John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas,” or Maeve Binchy’s “This Year It Will Be Different.” For a …