• Issue Archive for
  • May 15-21, 2014
  • Vol. 22, No. 12
Digital Edition


  • Rapert's brain

    In the wake of the May 9 ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza overturning Arkansas's ban on gay marriage, Rev. Sen. Jason Rapert, Republican of Bigelow, has gone on a multiday tantrum, posting a screed on his Facebook page in which he said gays "have no right to redefine marriage and dilute the bedrock principle of families in our country," and later posting that Piazza's "decision was reckless and has thrown Arkansas into an uproar." Funny, we didn't see much uproar at the Pulaski County courthouse on Monday, unless you count a lot of kissing and whooping for joy.
  • Sad about Smith

    You are sad to report that Doug Smith has decided to retire, and I'm sad to hear of it.


  • Promises kept

    When the mossbacks gathered in 1874 to write a new Arkansas constitution, they put at the top, right after a description of the state boundaries, that government's first job was to protect the rights of everyone equally to enjoy life and freedom and to "pursue their own happiness."
  • No Drama Obama

    When it comes to foreign policy, everybody's a drama critic. Particularly on cable TV, the world outside U.S. borders is presented as an ongoing melodrama on moralistic themes.


  • Thick Syrup Records Anniversary Shows

    Also, Arkansas Festival Ballet's 'Snow White' at the Arts Center, the Greek Food Festival, 'Chihuly' at the Clinton Center, Lil Boosie on the North Little Rock Riverfront, Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs and 'Jackyl' at Juanita's.
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  • Odd bunch

    How odd is this Arkansas Razorback baseball team? I mean, rhetorical though it may be, it's a legitimate question.



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