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Mailbag | Dear ‘Concerned Citizen’

Oct 30, 2014 5:49pm

In cities of the first class [Cabot], the city council calls for a special election to fill a vacancy (resignation, death, etc.) in the mayor’s office; the election is for the remainder of the...

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Andy Taylor fictional character; ruled his town with real values

Jul 11, 2012 10:41pm

If Sheriff Andy Taylor were to knock on my front door along with Opie and Barney Fife, I probably would invite them all into my living room and offer them a glass of tea.

So real are they to...

Advice from cousin Gage on how to spend my Fourth of July in NYC

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 4:52pm

Days before this Fourth of July, I realized that I had not made any plans to commemorate our country’s independence and, even worse, I had no idea of what I was going to do to rectify the problem...

Supreme Court rules on health care

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 4:42pm

In a historic decision anticipated for months and impacting hundreds of millions of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, June 28, that the individual mandate – the cornerstone of the...

Thinking of health care

Jul 04, 2012 4:31pm

The Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and of course everybody knows if that’s good or bad.

I wish I had that kind of certainty about how to rearrange...

Lessons to be learned from living alone

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 2:44pm

For the past week my roommate has been abroad visiting her sister. During this seven-day span, which is the first time I’ve ever lived alone, I have learned a lot — the most important of which is...

Ten killers manage to delay justice again

Jul 04, 2012 2:29pm

Arkansas can continue to sentence killers to death, but can’t execute them, thanks to a 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling Friday that declared the Arkansas Method of Execution Act was...

Baptists vote shows break from the past

Jul 04, 2012 2:21pm

Two men made the news this week, both of whom said the right thing when it mattered most: one after being in the wrong place at the wrong time, one while being in the right place at the right time...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Happy Dad’s Day to those who qualify

Jun 29, 2012 10:21pm

Occasionally, this column is about great men. Today, it’s about good men.

The older I have grown, the more I have appreciated the difference. Being great is about achievement, while being...

Keeping Old Testament straight in our heads

Jun 29, 2012 8:09pm

The Books of the Old Testament are sometimes hard to keep straight. Sure, some of us might be able to list them in order, but we might not remember what to find where.

Here’s a down and...

<p>Sarah Brady Stack</p>

‘Neighbors’ has different meaning here

Jun 29, 2012 7:46pm

The idea of being neighbors in New York City is not quite the same as actually being neighbors anywhere else. The idea of being “neighbors” in NYC seems to mean that whoever happens to live next...