Opinion

by Craig Wilson -

Don’t build a market with plans to tear it down

Resistance to the Affordable Care Act remains strong in 12 holdout states, where policymakers have declined to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income residents, despite the availability of lucrative incentives included…

by Chrissy Chatham -

Getting to the root of oral health

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is on a mission to transform oral health. Today, Arkansas is ranked 49th for our dental wellness. According to a 2021 WalletHub report, we…

by Mark Hodges -

Passwords are so passé

A seed was planted in 1960 that is causing major problems with our lives today. That year, the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS) was introduced at MIT. It was the first…

by Chuck Hyde -

Got skills?

In January, the world’s best cyclocross professionals will arrive in Northwest Arkansas, ready to ride (and at times carry) their bikes through some of the most challenging terrain any of…

by Margaret Robinson Rutherford -

What you can do about anxiety

Is anxiety a mental illness? Or an expected, normal mental/emotional response to feared triggers, either conscious or nonconscious? There are strong voices on both sides. One side backs the biomedical…

by Erik Dees -

Make reality-based decisions

In 2008, I decided to go back to school while working full time. Because I was motivated, I assumed I could handle a large course load. I decided to take…

by Paul Holmes -

We’re not returning to normal

Baseball’s greatest pundit, one Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, observed, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” meaning a team or an individual should never consider the outcome of a game a…

by Mark Zweig -

COVID is not going away

Let’s face it. Despite a wide range of efforts, COVID-19 and all of its current and future variants aren’t going to go away for a long, long time, if ever….

by Collin Riggin -

Electric vehicles: An easy sell

We’ve heard ‘em all. “It won’t work for my daily commute.” Or “There’s nowhere to charge it.” When shopping for a new car, customers’ initial reasons for steering away from…

by Josh Lens -

Flexibility regarding NIL

The NCAA notoriously does not lack for rules. For example, one rule defines “business day” while another dictates when coaches may and may not answer their phones. When I served…

by Stacey Mason -

Understanding how you’re wired

While no personality assessment can perfectly analyze all the behaviors that make you uniquely you, that’s still no reason to shy away from these insightful tools. In fact, I would…

by Greg Kaza -

The shortest recession

The recent announcement by a National Bureau of Economic Research panel that last year’s recession lasted a mere two months is another reminder postwar recessions tend to have short durations….