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I’ve been in favor of the death penalty since I first knew what it was. I suppose it has something to do with my sense of justice: if you take a life, which is really the only time the death … more
Why is it that whenever we dig into the details of a mass shooting we wind up finding nothing but screw ups?Police, schools, mental health officials, parents – they’ve all messed up in … more
This week, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen did the right thing by admitting she was wrong about the dangers of inflation and the damage it would do to our economy. Inflation has hit a near … more
n 1722, when French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bernard de La Harpe and his crew were exploring by way of the Arkansas River, they came upon what they called “La Petite Roche” or “The … more
As our nation mourns the death of nineteen students and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, the national conversation has turned again to the need to make our schools more secure.In … more
LITTLE ROCK – Two new virtual statewide charter schools have been approved by the Arkansas Board of Education.The board’s action allows Founders Classical Academy to add as many as 500 … more
Should you invest in the stock market now or wait?That is the tough question the money experts are discussing.Stock prices continue to fall and NASDAQ.com says what’s “Even more unnerving … more
Eddie Grant, a Harvard Law School graduate and a former third baseman who played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants, was the first major league … more
On and on it goes.Another lone wacko, a white 18-year-old, went on a well-planned killing spree in a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo.It was a terrible, tragic, evil, obviously racist … more
Hollywood makes iconic catch phrases seem easy.Whether it’s McGarrett’s “Book ‘em, Danno” or Vizzini’s “Inconceivable!” in “The Princess … more
Want to know what rage feels like?It’s waking on a Wednesday morning on a school day as the cable news talking heads sift through the latest on the shooting at a Texas elementary school that … more
Each Memorial Day, Americans look forward to a weekend filled with friends and family, good food, and maybe a few sales from our favorite stores to kick-off the summer. The day off work should be … more
Arkansas native Brady Prewitt was recently laid to rest at his family’s plot in Sharp County. His return to The Natural State was a long time coming. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class was serving on … more
Monday is Memorial Day, and this week, hundreds of volunteers are placing an American flag in front of every gravestone in each of Arkansas’s five military cemeteries.We observe Memorial Day, … more
LITTLE ROCK – The state Forestry Division is known for managing woodlands, helping control fires and supporting rural fire departments.Not so well known is its work in cities and towns. In … more
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company regarding claims that Ford falsely advertised the … more
Each Memorial Day, Americans look forward to a weekend filled with friends and family, good food, and maybe a few sales from our favorite stores to kick-off the summer. The day off work should be … more
Dear Editor,There have been several editorials lately in “The Newton County Times” regarding the unbelievable natural beauty in Newton County and how that beauty has brought and will be … more
Prom season is upon us.It’s wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of young people as they pose for photos in their front yards, dressed up in their finest duds.I hate to admit it, but I … more
So I can spend more time with my family, I am turning this week’s column over to a bright fourth-grade student from an unnamed American small town.Hi. My name is Liam. My history teacher, Mr. … more
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