Author: Paul Holmes

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Making sparks fly

The ongoing showdown between President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans over Biden’s infrastructure plan seems likely to produce more heat than light, but Arkansans have a stake in where the…

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The sound of business

It had been nearly 50 years since I’d spent any time in northern Alabama before a brief trip there last week. I was interested to see not only what had…

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It’s time

As the COVID pandemic marked its first anniversary, Gov. Asa Hutchinson had two words for Arkansans: diligence and vaccination. By diligence, Gov. Hutchinson said in late March he wants Arkansans…

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Common Ground or No Man’s Land?

It has been a while since an announcement by Osceola’s Chuck Banks, a longtime Democrat, that he was switching to the Republican Party was a pretty big news item in…

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5 new judges join 2nd District bench

Five new circuit judges are now a month into their six-year terms in the 2nd Judicial District, dealing with both the change of gears in their professional lives and the…

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The ‘Three Rivers Rule’

The majority opinion in a recent session of court was that the Three Rivers Rule is no longer a reliable defense. The opinion was rendered not at the bar of…

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Life pictures

A quotation variously attributed to Friedrich the Great of Prussia and Napoleon Bonaparte of France says that an army marches on its stomach. Essential to the progress of a fighting…

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Is it too soon?

At the risk of sounding like an old guy, which I am, it seems to me that the Christmas shopping season begins earlier each year. If the impossible-to-ignore loads of…

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The virus and voting

With the general election a scant two months away, it’s time we get ourselves informed about what we’ll see on what promises to be a lengthy ballot. Before we do,…

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For Jonesboro, is past prologue?

It’s a rare treat when a single document can provide a look at the past and a glimpse into the future simultaneously. That’s the way it felt the other day…