Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Point/Counterpoint: Key to Escape Political and Economic Prison, Libertarian Socialism

By Abel Tomlinson |
Courtesy Illustration

Clearly, wealth is power. In our system of extreme inequality, the wealthiest few have far more power to buy property resources, politicians, elections, laws and entire governments.

Point/Counterpoint: On Liberal Capitalism

By Bill Orton |

This article is part of a Point/Counterpoint series. Click here to see the following response about Libertarian Socialism. ~ I hope to explain what libertarian capitalism is, and what anarcho-capitalism is. Government has two main aspects – extent and purpose. Extent – how much violence-power it wields – can be gauged by how much a…

Local Humanitarian Group Assists Incoming Refugees

By Nick Brothers |
ON THE COVER
Staff Photo Nick Brothers
Emily Crane Linn, the resettlement director for Canopy NWA, poses next to the “Welcome Refugees” banner in the Canopy offices. The organization works to help resettle incoming refugees into Northwest Arkansas and assists with finding homes, job searches and translation services among other needs.

Emily Crane Linn has been with Canopy NWA since January 2016, when it was just an group of people who wanted to do something about helping refugees.

The Mass Grave We Call Collateral Damage

By Robert C. Koehler |
In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian air force Tu-22M3 bombers strike the Islamic State targets in Syria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The air raid targeted the IS around Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria where the IS has launched an offensive against Syrian government forces. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

We have carnage and we have irony.

Remembering Who We Are

By Winslow Myers |
Diverse People

Our young nation is enduring a period of farce, though it doesn’t feel so amusing for stranded immigrants or unemployed coal miners.

Conflict & Chaos Between the Ages

By Risa D’Angeles |

We are completing the month of Aquarius this week. However, Mercury remains in Aquarius and we are entering the Age of Aquarius (Ages last 2,500 years). So Aquarius will be with us for a very long time.

Animals in Love II: Courtship Rituals

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Giant Walking Sticks, pictured here as they mate near Fayetteville, are common in the leaf litter in Arkansas woods. Males are much smaller than females, and as far as we know do not compete for the right to mate.

Human relationships seem to be the most complicated in the world, with courtship possibly lasting years before a pair settles down.

Stare Trek

By Amy Alkon |

The 40-year-old guy I’m dating swivels his head to check out ladies everywhere. He even comments on those he finds attractive. I’ve mentioned that it bugs me. He contends that it’s my insecurities that are really the issue here. I can see how lower self-esteem might lend itself to an offended reaction, as opposed to…

LEGO Batman Shows Off A Goofier Side Of The Bat

By Dane La Born |
Courtesy Photo

The LEGO Batman Movie opened to theaters nationwide February 10. A spinoff of The LEGO Movie, the animated movie riffs on the various versions of the Batman franchise over the decades.

When my lady-love and I got in line for The LEGO Batman Movie, I had set the bar pretty high.

Nonviolent Resistance to Trump: Creative, Powerful … and Growing

By Rivera Sun |
Greenpeace protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building, near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, after police say protesters climbed a crane at the site refusing to allow workers to work in the area. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The rise of Donald Trump has been infuriating, horrifying, and ridiculous all at once. Meanwhile, what we, the People, are doing to resist injustice, oppression, discrimination, hate, bigotry, and authoritarianism is downright inspiring.