The panhandlers downtown (illustration is from California) are a dilemma not likely to ever be solved. Not if solution means that all the poor, homeless and disturbed among us will all become sheltered, productive people not seeking handouts. Not going to happen.

But it doesn’t mean it’s wrong to try to work constructively. It’s not a matter deserving of snark. Just the same, re the item on the jump from the Downtown Little Rock Partnership: I hope they’ve made those donation boxes sturdy.