Tagged: Opinion And Analysis

Lost Causes (Editorial)

Lost Causes (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

One of our mottoes is “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” Apparently, whether he knows it or not, it’s one of Congressman Bruce Westerman’s too. read more >

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

Before being elected president, Donald Trump had never worked for anyone but himself or his ultra-wealthy father. That doesn’t explain why he feels so comfortable saying things that are demonstrably untrue, but it could explain why he never had to learn how to own a mistake. read more >

The Status Quo Is Unacceptable (Editorial)

The Status Quo Is Unacceptable (Editorial)

Opinion

When Walmart announced last week that it would end sales of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition, it’s safe to assume that it was a cautious, deliberate business decision. Walmart doesn’t do impulsive. read more >

Bridging Arkansas’ Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

Bridging Arkansas’ Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

OpinionLegalTechnology & Telecom

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC’s proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade. read more >

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Opinion

Setting aside the president’s previous comment that trade wars are “easy to win,” the oft-repeated notion that China, for instance, is paying billions of dollars in tariffs simply does not have the added value of being true. read more >

The Long Game (Editorial)

The Long Game (Editorial)

OpinionTransportation

Billions of dollars in government aid to farmers may soften these initial blows, but the longer that the U.S.-China trade war continues, the greater will be the damage to American agriculture — and Arkansas farmers. read more >

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

It’s almost like the Business Roundtable heard Olivia Farrell’s speech when she accepted the Little Rock Rotary Club’s Business & Professional Leader of the Year award in June and decided to get on board. read more >

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Opinion

Even a $38.8 million “economic development fee” pledged by Cherokee Nation Businesses can whitewash illegal meetings and a willingness to disregard the citizens’ wishes. read more >

Not a Good Look (Editorial)

Not a Good Look (Editorial)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegalTechnology & Telecom

It takes some doing to make Wells Fargo look like a sympathetic victim, but the legal community in Pope County has managed it. read more >

That’s Just Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

That’s Just Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

Rivendell’s hiring of a nurse still on professional probation for a drug problem to work with drug addicts, and then protecting him to the point of destroying evidence feels like a systemic problem. read more >

Connection Equals Power (Editorial)

Connection Equals Power (Editorial)

OpinionTechnology & Telecom

High-speed broadband has become almost as essential to civilized living as electricity or safe drinking water, products provided for the most part by public utilities, products that, with occasional exceptions, are provided relatively cheaply and reliably. read more >