• Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • May 31 - Jun 6, 2018
  • Vol. 44, No. 39
  • Arkansas Commitment
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News

  • The Observer
  • Self-reliance

    We swore last week would be the final graduation story, but permit us one last one, for old-time's sake.
  • Letters
  • The enemy within

    We defeated the Redcoats. Outsmarted the Wehrmacht. Stared down the Red Army and humiliated the Imperial Japanese Army.

Columns

  • Jay Barth
  • Primary thoughts

    While results from Arkansas's primary elections last week are still not final, they are cemented enough for some analysis of the numbers.
  • Autumn Tolbert
  • Not gonna take it

    Some of the best news from last week's primary election was from Arkansas House Minority Leader David Whitaker of Fayetteville, who pointed out that the House Democratic Caucus immediately gained three women after Tippi McCullough, Jamie Scott and Nicole Clowney all defeated their primary opponents and face no GOP opposition in November.
  • Max Brantley
  • Election trends

    Items of interest that emerged from primary and "nonpartisan" judicial elections last week.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Darkly paid judges

    This is the third Arkansas election cycle in a row where corporate interests have used the cover of dark money and semisecret political action committees to try to install cozy appellate judges.
  • Guest Writer
  • Gun safety

    The Arkansas School Safety Commission has been discussing important steps that can be taken to keep students safe. It is considering factors like mental health, prevention programs and school infrastructure as part of a comprehensive plan. And while school security can help mitigate the crises we currently face, volunteers at Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America believe the key to preventing gun violence in our schools is to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous histories.
  • Gene Lyons
  • On Philip Roth

    The recent death of Philip Roth, America's greatest living novelist, came as shock. Although he was 85, and had written movingly of his failing health, the strength of his voice never faltered. "Old age isn't a battle," Roth wrote in his 2007 novel "Everyman." "Old age is a massacre."

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