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With another fantastic Arkansas beer festival season in our rear-view mirror, I've been reflecting on just how great of a year it was for our beer scene. This year great additions like Caldera, Founders, Summit and Mother's Brewing have begun fighting for our shelf space and dollars, making for the most exciting year ever for our fledgling scene. Who's next? What can distributors do to top this year? Well, I have some suggestions.
They say you can't bake a cake without breaking some eggs, but that's not necessarily true.
The Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival is upon us, and we've compiled a list of beers we think everyone should try.
The Democratic Party candidates for top offices in Arkansas are centrists, with records of bipartisanship in public life. In each race, Republican opponents are from the extreme right end of the spectrum. /more/
Since it's too late in the election cycle for much else, can we engage in a historical what-if? Specifically, what if Mitt Romney had peaked in the spring of 2008 rather than 2012? /more/
Upon first venturing to write about politics 20 years ago, I held naive views about political journalism. Specifically, I imagined that factual accuracy mattered as it did in the kinds of books and magazine pieces I'd written on non-political topics — opinionated, yes, but grounded in careful reporting. /more/
The New York Times reports today on a topic evident in Arkansas yesterday — the Democratic Party push to expand turnout among black voters, typically reliable Democratic votes.
In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages — invoking Trayvon Martin’s death, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Jim Crow-era segregation — to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington.
The images and words they are using are striking for how overtly they play on fears of intimidation and repression.
In Arkansas, voters are opening mailboxes to find leaflets with images of the Ferguson protests and the words: “Enough! Republicans are targeting our kids, silencing our voices and even trying to impeach our president.” The group distributing them is Color of Change, a grass-roots civil rights organization.
"You want to expand voter participation. You don't want anything to interfere with that. If there are ways that we can make it better, then I am open to it to make sure it is not a burden on citizens. But it is essential for having integrity at the ballot box."
For many African-Americans, feelings of persecution — from voter ID laws, aggressive police forces and a host of other social problems — are hard to overstate. And they see no hyperbole in the attacks.
“It’s not race-baiting; it’s actually happening,” said Jaymes Powell Jr., an official in the North Carolina Democratic Party’s African-American Caucus. “I can’t catch a fish unless there’s a worm on the hook.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek.
"Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote.
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