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POLITICS. Uncommonly interesting races commanded huge attention for the Super Tuesday presidential primary voting. (Alas, we went to press before the polls closed. Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton seemed likely to win Arkans
If wanting to raise the severance tax to a fair level is “clownery,” as Sen. Bob Johnson calls it, what is the proper name for Senator Johnson’s position, resisting any attempt to make rich special interests pay their fair share of taxes? Stealery? Whorer
President Bush and congressional leaders put aside their acrimony long enough to agree to send a check to nearly everyone in America with a regular job and a tax cut for every company that is so prosperous that it plans to expand.
Just in case you’ve breezed through the paper and landed on this section, the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE, round two, is tonight, featuring the Reds, Bryan Frazier with Action Figures, Notion and Epiphany and One Night Stand.
Growing up for any kid is hard, but there is often a special kind of hell for those growing up gay or lesbian in Arkansas. This is the Bible Belt. We're slow to change, and for all our Southern politeness, the prejudices of older folks tend to percolate through the generational strata whether we want them or not.
It's an important day for efforts to end the ban on same-sex marriage in Arkansas. A lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by Searcy lawyer Cheryl Maples on behalf of a number of gay and lesbian couples seeking to strike down Arkansas's ban on same-sex marriage is before Judge Chris Piazza this afternoon.
"We have just enough religion to make us hate," wrote Jonathan Swift "but not enough to make us love one another." A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, it's fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each other's gathering places.
Juanita's, the venerable Tex-Mex restaurant and music venue, is leaving the South Main Street location it's called home since 1986 for the River Market and the former home of Bill St., 614 President Clinton Ave.