Subscribe to Editorials RSS feed

Editorials

Editorial: Keep E-Cigarettes Away From Minors

Electronic cigarettes, now a $1.5 billion to $2 billion business, have become difficult to ignore. The electronic devices, which might look like cigarettes or cigars or even pipes, come with different battery sizes and burn a variety of vapors that might contain a greater or smaller amount of nicotine and a flavor enhancer, according to a February Southwest Times Record report .

Editorial: Different goals should lead to different tests for alternative schools in Arkansas

Although we have always supported the hypothetical goal of leaving no students behind, we also have always held that in reality, not all students will make the same progress. Thus we have argued that alternative schools like Fort Smith’s Belle Point secondary school, which enrolls students who do not succeed in traditional schools, should not be judged by the same criteria as traditional schools face.

Editorial: Civil Rights Act turns 50 today

We pause today to remember President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . The act, which turns 50 this year, ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and is considered one of the most important pieces of legislation since the Civil War. It is often heralded as the crowing jewel of the civil rights movement.

Mississippi's incentive

When Arkansans think of Mississippi, it usually is related to economic problems the two states share in the Delta or some kind of ranking of states that has Arkansas at or around No. 49 and Mississippi at 50. Thus the oft-heard phrase: Thank God for...

Sales tax fairness

Shoppers walk into a local store somewhere in Arkansas and pick out a TV. For argument’s sake, let’s say the TV costs $2,000. Add sales tax and the TV may cost $2,130, or more. The shopper goes home, gets on his computer, orders the same TV online...