Opinion

by Erik Dees -

Instead of keeping peace, make peace

Do these thoughts sound familiar? “I don’t want to tick that person off.” “I don’t have time to deal with people’s feelings.” “Don’t rock the boat.” “Maybe if I ignore…

by Roby Brock -

It’s more than the economy, stupid

Every four years, I’m reminded of former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton’s unheralded election as President of the United States. He entered the 1992 race a year earlier when incumbent President…

by Mark Zweig -

How entrepreneurs really think

As someone who has been the founder of a half dozen businesses, the co-founder of several others, an owner in a half dozen more, an outside board member in still…

by Roby Brock -

Thankful for Northeast Arkansas

I’ve been traveling to Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas for more than 30 years. Those early memories are fond ones, but not inspiring, though now I see the region in a…

by Gov. Sarah Sanders -

Arkansas is taking off

$100 million. 800 new jobs. Dassault Falcon’s recent investment announcement in Little Rock means a lot of things. More than anything, it shows the new energy that’s pumping through Arkansas’…

by Craig Wilson -

The Affordable Care Act: A Look Back

Ten years ago this month, the major parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective. Two of the biggest were the availability of healthcare coverage through Medicaid expansion for low-income adults…

by Tim Allen -

Arkansas proud

Fort Smith and Ebbing Air National Guard Base continue to prepare for the arrival of the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMS) Pilot Training Center, hosting F-16 and F-35 fighter jet…

by Scott Benedict -

The missed business opportunity of ageism

A recent news article I read asked, “You’ve heard of the Great Resignation, but what about the Great Retirement?” The article, titled “The US has too many retirees,” was authored…

by Mark Zweig -

The plain truths

The other day, I thought about what I wanted to say in this last column of the year. And what immediately came to mind was wanting to ask some common…

by Paul Holmes -

Asa’s resolve

If we’ve learned nothing else about former Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the past several months, it’s that he’s demonstrated considerable resolve and his own sense of timing. In January 2022,…

by Stacey Mason -

It’s about honoring

Once a year, I sit down and write a love letter to improv. It is my ode to the craft. Improv changed my life, and I do not say that…