• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 17-24, 2010
  • Vol. 36, No. 41
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  • The Insider, June 17

    Mark Webre, deputy Little Rock parks director, said that a sculpture of a crouching Labrador retriever, poised to spring into water in pursuit of waterfowl, had been moved farther from the rear of the Peabody Hotel.
  • Smart Talk, June 17

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was among the first to pile on long-time White House correspondent and columnist Helen Thomas, 89, who was widely criticized and ultimately retired for saying Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine."
  • The Observer, June 17

    The Observer is not a poet, and certainly not a philosopher, but we do have a tender spot for such lines as "I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree."


  • Unconventional wisdom

    Not until the national pundits told us, after the election, did we know that the conventional wisdom had been that Sen. Blanche Lincoln would lose to Bill Halter, what with him having all that labor support.
  • An Arkansas surprise

    With the clarity of hindsight, I see now that Halter's main theme — he was not Blanche Lincoln — might not have been sufficient for voters more sophisticated than Washington pundits often think.
  • South Carolina and us

    Arkansas followed South Carolina out of the union 150 years ago in a fit of sympathy over the attack at Fort Sumter and we have been yoked to the Palmetto State ever since. After South Carolina's political behavior the past year, especially in the primaries that we shared with the state last week, it is time that Arkansas re-examined the relationship.
  • Booting booties

    If President Obama is still unsure whose ass he needs to be kicking, I've got some nominations.


  • To-Do List, June 17-24

    Including Juneteenth, Opera in the Ozarks, The Iguanas, mewithoutyou, David Bazan, Celebrate!, Junior Brown, 'The Wizard of Oz,' Jason Isbell.
  • A&E News, June 16

    New owner at Downtown Music; "Jersey Shore" producers look to Arkansas for talent; Ear Fear returns; new from The Good Fear and Matt Besser talks about the Hogs.




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