• Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • Aug 2-8, 2018
  • Vol. 44, No. 48
  • Blight-buster
Digital Edition


  • Drum beat
  • The Observer
  • Drum beat

    The Observer exited our Wednesday night Zumba class at the People's Gym (the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center) into an event the likes of which we'd never seen before: A bevy of marching bands had descended upon War Memorial Park for some sort of high-stakes competition.


  • Billy Fleming
  • Shifting center

    The endless debate about whether the Democratic Party will shift left or tack center overlooks a much more important dynamic: a shift in who occupies the center of the Party.
  • Jay Barth
  • Term limits on steroids

    Are the most rigid legislative term limits in the country about to destabilize the Arkansas General Assembly and disrupt the balance of power across all of state government?
  • Max Brantley
  • Imagine if we had LeBron

    Basketball star LeBron James, in partnership with the Akron public school district, opened an I Promise school for third and fourth graders this week to serve at-risk kids such as he once was.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • $$$ over health

    More than 7,000 Arkansans are about to lose their medical insurance because they aren't holding down steady jobs or else they are so aimless and disconnected from today's digital-savvy world that they don't know what is happening to them.
  • Gene Lyons
  • Soccer as life

    I suppose that if Ireland had played in the recent World Cup, I'd have cheered them on. As a child, I was taught to be Irish before American, although nobody saw those as conflicting identities.




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