Opinion

Teen raises bullying awareness

Teen raises bullying awareness

Opinion October 21, 2014 at 11:56 am 0 comments

By Logan Slaughter My name is Logan Slaughter. I’m from a small Arkansas town called Harrison, a place full of churches, football games and hills. I’m very proud of the people and town. They are the colors of my heart and soul. I graduated last May from high school andRead More

From the Hart: Secret Service, like any bloated government agency, continues unscathed

Opinion October 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

“Wheels up, rings off.”   —Secret Service traveling mantra In the wake of an ongoing series of embarrassing security breaches, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned last week. She is thinking about going into something new and exciting, like security. The fence jumper ventured so far into the White House thatRead More

The difficulties of owning joy

Health, Opinion October 9, 2014 at 12:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dr. Brene Brown, author of “Daring Greatly” states, “Joy is the most terrifying and difficult emotion we can experience.” One may ask how an emotion that brings such happiness and contentment can be associated with feelings of terror. Dr. Brown connects our fear of experiencing joy with our fear ofRead More

Debt Smart

Opinion October 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm Comments are Disabled

By Scott Bilker Scott, We are drowning in debt–over $80,000 in credit card debt, some at over 30 percent. We are taking a second mortgage out on our house to pay it off. Should we ask the credit card companies to lower our payoff amount for paying off the balanceRead More

From the Hart: Holder exits, stage far-left

From the Hart: Holder exits, stage far-left

Humor, Opinion October 8, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Eric Holder has announced his resignation, ending the reign of the most racially divisive and political attorney general in modern history. Now he can do ceremonial things, like attending baseball games. The Washington Nationals might ask him to attend the first game of next season so he can go toRead More

Southern Style by Randall Franks Time’s a wasting, do something

Southern Style by Randall Franks Time’s a wasting, do something

Arts & Culture, Opinion October 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm Comments are Disabled

As I walked across the yard this morning the wind whirled around me with a chill that reminded me that today is the first day of fall. I cannot remember a year thus far that has seemed to fly by like this one has flown. I remember as a child,Read More

New Super Bowl halftime strategy: Make the artists pay

New Super Bowl halftime strategy: Make the artists pay

National Sports, Opinion, Sports October 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Last year the Super Bowl, for the first time in history, did not pay its halftime show act. Bruno Mars’ performance agreed to the NFL’s new method of non-payment simply due to the immense publicity that performing at the most watched television show in America could offer and he, alongRead More

From the Hart: two suggestions for the NFL

From the Hart: two suggestions for the NFL

National Sports, Opinion, Sports October 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

The NFL and its contrite commissioner, Roger Goodell, are in full damage-control mode for the way they handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case. Goodell will survive this scandal. He admitted errors and will hire PR firms, probably one where a U.S. senator’s kids (like him) work and spend someRead More

DebtSmart: erase bad credit overnight?

DebtSmart: erase bad credit overnight?

Business, Opinion October 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm Comments are Disabled

By Scott Bilker   Have you ever wondered how companies can erase your bad credit overnight? How about those ads that say you can get any major credit card 100% guaranteed regardless of your credit? Ads abound almost everywhere selling books, systems and secrets to help you fix your creditRead More

William Patrick Hitler, early years/photo from the National Archives

Stranger than fiction: Hitler’s dirty secrets

Opinion, Weird News October 2, 2014 at 6:35 pm Comments are Disabled

In the 1930s, German dictator Adolf Hitler found himself in the position of being extorted by his own nephew over some dirty family secrets that threatened to bring down Der Fuehrer’s regime. The threats brought the two Hitler’s to conflict and compelled William Patrick Hitler to commit irrational acts. AloisRead More