If you’re an American of a certain age, you may remember one of the zanier TV comedy sketches of the late 20th century in which the great Steve Martin joined some of the early Saturday Night Live cast members in the role of “Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber.”

The contrast between the two letters to the editor in the Sunday paper could not be more stark. Dr. David Ames shared a clear, concise and impassioned plea to “protect our planet” as Earth day approaches. Bryant Kittrell, however, mixed all kinds of misconceptions in his attempt to justify G…

If you’re an American of a certain age, you may remember one of the zanier TV comedy sketches of the late 20th century in which the great Steve Martin joined some of the early Saturday Night Live cast members in the role of “Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber.”

Bless your heart to all you mean and hateful people who live to make others miserable. With the coronavirus pandemic, we had better stop being so hateful because after all we are in this together regardless of color or the money you have. Its seems as though the one thing that matters the mo…

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, has used The New York Times as a confessional to fess up to the racist history of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger.

Earth Week is upon us. What have we, as a city, done to mitigate the effects of the ever-growing, closely encroaching climate crisis? For years the Greenville City Council has been requesting statistical data regarding greenhouse gas emissions without funding the hiring of an expert to colle…

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A true bless your heart to an angel named “Karla” who found my pocketbook in the Food Lion parking lot last week and called me. She had tried several emergency numbers listed in my billfold before she reached me, and she met me at the customer service department to return it. I can’t imagine…

Blood clots in veins that drain blood from the brain can lead to alarming strokelike results. The symptoms can be severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain and shortness of breath.

One Sunday morning in June 1969 there occurred an event which came to astonish the nation: the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was on fire. That event came to highlight the ongoing pollution of the planet. Another wakeup call was the work of Rachel Carson, whose book “Silent Spring,” documented the d…

How can somebody like me possibly live in darkest Arkansas, well-meaning correspondents sometimes want to know. And when the state legislature is in session, I do sometimes wonder. All I can say is that I’m glad Arkansas is a state, not a country. Because I’m stuck on the place, mostly for p…

When I read about the senseless killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, I thought of my friends Isaac Cudjoe and Kevin Isabelle-Peete. Several years ago, while living and working in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., they got pulled over for a phony traffic violation. …

Just six months ago — it seems like so much longer — many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some saw Joe Biden winning in a landslide over then-President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi believed House Democrats would increase the size of their …

Bless your heart to our teachers. I must say you all have been doing a tremendous job during the COVID pandemic. You are going the extra mile for our children and you are appreciated. You had a very stressful job before the coronavirus and it’s even more so now. I’m hoping our children will …

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Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas raised ire from conservatives for vetoing legislation passed by the Arkansas state legislature that would have banned “gender-affirming” medical treatment for transgender minors.