• Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • Apr 12-18, 2018
  • Vol. 44, No. 32
  • Homecoming
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News

  • The Observer
  • Home place

    Even though it up and sleeted April 7, a sight so odd that even Junior looked up from his phone for a second, this time of year gets The Observer thinking about the old home place out Congo way, that big white house with the red roof that dear Pa and Ma rebuilt from a leaning cracker box with their own hands.
  • Letters
  • His fault

    Secretary of State Martin caused his own problem. This was bad planning and timing on his part. Being disrespectful to Judge Gray and the courts was a dumb thing for him to do. Martin needs to be a man and stop blaming others for his mistakes.
  • Letters
  • Perp walk

    Comrade Orange equates his problems, his dilemmas and his bulging portfolio of serial wrongdoings with our country's best interests.

Columns

  • Jay Barth
  • On institutions

    American conservatism has taken many often contradictory, but more often overlapping forms over recent decades.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • The pathetic fallacy

    What do you call an idea that grows in popularity the more it is proven wrong? Let's steal John Ruskin's literary term, "the pathetic fallacy," because it is more descriptive than his use of it.
  • Guest Writer
  • No different

    We were leaving Southwest Little Rock heading north on Interstate 30. There were four of us — four black male teenagers. I was in the backseat. There was a BB gun that resembled a handgun inside the car.
  • Gene Lyons
  • On the attack

    "Happiness," wrote Jonathan Swift in 1704, "is a perpetual Possession of being well Deceived." If so, the United States under the blundering misrule of Donald J. Trump should be the happiest nation on earth.

Entertainment

  • Pearls About Swine
  • As the Hogs turn

    The three major men's sports on the University of Arkansas campus recently made waves for myriad reasons. We'll start on a low note, which unsurprisingly is the one that emanated from a basketball program that's practically besotted with turbulence after a sketchy close-out of 2017-18.

Dining


 

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