• Sally Nixon
  • Issue of
  • Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2017
  • Vol. 44, No. 13
  • The Music Issue
Digital Edition


  • The Observer
  • Lucky to be dumb

    When The Observer and a few friends picked up the Ford Escape with a tent on top after landing in Iceland, the renter called our plan "bold."
  • Letters
  • An open letter on taxes

    Dear senators and congressmen: I am writing to say that this tax cut for the rich and screwing the middle class is immoral.


  • Good anger
  • Guest Writer
  • Good anger

    Recently, I attended a training session with the Little Rock Organizing Committee, an alliance of churches, schools, unions and other organizations concerned with social justice. The three-day workshop was essentially a crash course in community organizing. There were multiple lessons, but the biggest benefit to me was learning that anger is not always bad.
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  • GOP contempt
  • Gene Lyons
  • GOP contempt

    Sometimes it's hard to be cynical enough about the current course of American politics. Astonishing, yet not at all surprising. That was my immediate reaction to the news — largely ignored by national print and broadcast media — that the Trump administration refused to ask Congress for one thin dime of disaster funding in the wake of Northern California's devastating wildfires.
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  • Post-Bielema
  • Pearls About Swine
  • Post-Bielema

    The mercurial 2017 season and Bret Bielema's five-year run at the top of the Hill are now over. At the outset, let's declare Friday, Nov. 24, to be a day for Arkansas athletics as a whole to forget: The men's basketball team got plowed through by the North Carolina Tar Heels and their friendly officials in the PK80 extravaganza out in Portland, and the football team played for, oh, about 19 hours with another Missouri bunch that was largely inept, but had the benefit of a front-loaded schedule to make the Tigers' eventual six-game winning streak after a 1-5 start look downright magical.
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