Good model needed

June 21, 2012 You can’t run government like a business anymore than you can run business like a government. GOP presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, burned corporations to the …

A taste of something bubbly

June 20, 2012 When I answered the phone, I recognized the voice on the other end as belonging to one of the executive secretaries at the university where …

Government overspending isn’t cool

June 20, 2012 I’ll shut off my air conditioning if the government goes first. Maybe I better explain. Federal records say the United States recently completed the hottest …

A campaign full of treasure hunters

June 20, 2012 From out of the green mist enveloping the campaign doldrums they come. Relentlessly. Doggedly. Cattedly. Trudging, blank-faced and soulless. Armies of cash-hungry zombies brandishing partisan …

150 years ago: Order No. 17 made to protect

June 19, 2012 It was quite simple. One hundred and fifty years ago, Arkansas was under attack by a foreign enemy of Northern soldiers now busily entrenching themselves …

Lessons from a boiling frog

June 19, 2012 If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it jumps out. But if you put a frog in cool water and gradually …

Ledge update

June 19, 2012 LITTLE ROCK  —  A federal judge has stricken the Arkansas law that allowed students to transfer outside their home school districts. The ruling creates doubts …

Grateful for a father who…

June 15, 2012 School had just gotten out and my scout troop was working on putting together a campout. “Where’s Searle?” one of the boys asked. I looked …