Viewpoints

Hutchinson's budget previews campaign message

LITTLE ROCK -- With a vow to set aside money for tax cuts and a call for colleges to halt tuition increases, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $5.6 billion budget proposal is a preview of the campaign message he'll offer as he seeks a second term. The reaction is also a glimpse at the pushback he'll face from Democrats and some fellow Republicans in his re-election bid.

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King's vision: The idea of love

Last year was one of increased conflict in the United States. Many diverse communities were forced to confront a range of challenges related to anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia and anti-immigrant feelings. These challenges strike at the heart of what it means to live in a multicultural, democratic society.

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Long wait till September

The college football championship game last week left me depressed. Not because of who won and lost, but because I know there won't be any more games for nine months. As such, some thoughts on the recent season and college football as a whole

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Kids today

I was driving back from the gym recently at around 5:30 a.m. and passed a young lady in her fast food restaurant uniform walking to work. Nothing earth shattering about this, other than the young lady was walking with a profound limp. One could easily tell by her gait that this was something she had been living with for quite some time.

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Joy comes in the morning

If you will come, I would like to invite you to take a little journey with me today, one that could open up all kinds of possibilities in your thinking. When you stop to think about it, one of the greatest gifts we as unique individuals have been given is our marvelous human mind. But what is the mind?

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The spoiled brats

Dear editor: Rebuttal to "The simple life." Sorry sir, you can only get 99.99 percent Trump bashing every day in your newspaper, instead of the 100 percent you'd like.

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Overly simplistic ABCs

Dear editor: I was hoping to greet the New Year as a time of reconciliation, where people of all faiths, cultures and viewpoints would work together for a brighter future.

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With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

TOKYO -- North Korea is starting off the new year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month's Winter Olympics. But it's sticking to a decidedly harsh -- and familiar -- message for U.S. President Donald Trump: back off and let Koreans solve their own problems.

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