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The wonder of Mr. Chen's

November 15, 2018
The wonder of Mr. Chen's
The place to be on cold days for hot pots. /more/

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Max Brantley

How red are we?

Election results in Arkansas were discouraging for Democrats and progressive voters. Republicans swept statewide offices /more/

Ernest Dumas

Attacked

Courtney Goodson won her race to stay on the state Supreme Court last week with something to spare, in spite of the unprecedented sludge of dark-money ads that tried to persuade people that she was an execrable wench who was capable of almost anything. /more/

Gene Lyons

Embarrassed

Perhaps you recall the last time a French politician angered a certain kind of hairy-chested American nationalist. In February 2003, Dominique de Villepin, France's conservative Minister of Foreign Affairs, cautioned the United Nations General Assembly about the sheer folly of invading Iraq. /more/

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'Outlaw King' will get you by

November 15, 2018
'Outlaw King' will get you by
Until the new 'Game of Thrones' comes out. /more/

Pearls About Swine

Petrino's legacy

November 15, 2018
We could routinely trot out more verbiage about how these 2018 Arkansas Razorbacks keep on fighting to salvage a lost campaign. /more/

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:39:00

Corporate welfare hostage-taking

click to enlarge CORPORATE WELFARE HOSTAGE: A Kimberly-Clark plant in Conway. - KATV/KAIT
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  • CORPORATE WELFARE HOSTAGE: A Kimberly-Clark plant in Conway.

Wisconsin
offers the latest example of what's wrong with corporate welfare and Arkansas figures in what amounts to a hostage situation.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:19:00

Little Rock voting: Neighborhood matters

click to enlarge RUNOFF VOTING: Frank Scott (left) and Baker Kurrus (right) are in the runoff. But thired-place finisher Warwick Sabin's voters could be decisive.
  • RUNOFF VOTING: Frank Scott (left) and Baker Kurrus (right) are in the runoff. But thired-place finisher Warwick Sabin's voters could be decisive.

A friend reviewing the precinct results of Democrat Clarke Tucker's unsuccessful race for Congress against Republican Rep. French Hill passed along those figures and I think they are worth a look as the city of Little Rock moves to a runoff for mayor between Baker Kurrus and Frank Scott Dec. 4.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 13:42:00

Wednesday: Open line and the daily roundup


Here's the open line. Also, the daily roundup of news and comment, beginning with state spending — cut taxes or invest in services?

 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 18:30:00

The Rep to reopen its doors with "Chicago"; names alley after founder Cliff Baker

click to enlarge BAKER'S ALLEY: The Rep, in partnership with the City of Little Rock, honored its founding director Cliff Fannin Baker with a sign designating the alley behind the theatre in Baker's name. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • BAKER'S ALLEY: The Rep, in partnership with the City of Little Rock, honored its founding director Cliff Fannin Baker with a sign designating the alley behind the theatre in Baker's name.

In an announcement ceremony featuring song, dance and homage, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre revealed to a packed house Tuesday night that “Chicago” will be the opening show of its 2019-20 “Rebuild the Rep” season. Bob Fosse and Fred Ebbs’ jazz age feat of razzle-dazzle marks the return of The Rep to a regular season of theatrical programming 10 months after it suspended its operations in April due to funding shortages.

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 14:34:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

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This week, we make some recommendations and talk with Charlie Hunter,

a brilliant jazz and blues guitarist whose long career has led him to a modified seven-string guitar, and his approach to collaboration means his live recordings are often peppered with the sound of his own laughter. He’s at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight as part of the Arkansas Sounds series, that’s at 7 p.m., admission is $10, and you can find tickets at arkansassounds.org.



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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:34:00

Verizon Arena to be renamed in 2019

click to enlarge STADIUM CROWDS: Fans wave hands and cell phones at a Keith Urban concert at Verizon Arena earlier this month. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • STADIUM CROWDS: Fans wave hands and cell phones at a Keith Urban concert at Verizon Arena earlier this month.

Verizon Arena announced today that the naming rights to the 18,000-seat venue in North Little Rock have been secured by Simmons Bank. The arena will be renamed in 2019.


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Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?

November 5, 2018
Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?
Federal Medicaid agency says Arkansas needs better plan to evaluate work requirement. /more/
 

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