• Brian Chilson
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  • Sep 6-12, 2018
  • Vol. 45, No. 1
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News

  • The Observer
  • September

    September is here at long last, the doldrums of summer moving toward an end. This is the time of the year when we begin counting the seconds before we get to take our jacket down from the back of the door in the mornings. Knowing Arkansas, there's a fair chance that day won't arrive until mid-November.

Columns

  • Autumn Tolbert
  • Attack fail

    If you did not follow the drama surrounding last week's attempt by the Republican Party of Texas to embarrass Sen. Ted Cruz's opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, you may have missed one of the biggest political blunders of this election season.
  • Max Brantley
  • Armed teachers

    The Arkansas School Safety Commission heard belatedly last week about ideas to make schools safer that don't put more guns at the top of the list of solutions.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • An apology from McCain

    What you do with the lowest point in your life is probably going to define you for the rest of your days. So it was with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), whose funeral Saturday will be the iconic religious spectacle of our time, though probably not the great national awakening he hoped it would be.
  • Gene Lyons
  • No moralizing

    Nobody wants to see criminals on the sidelines or in big league dugouts. They beat up women or rob banks? Be gone with them. But am I the only one who's worn out with excessive moralizing on the sports page?

Entertainment

  • Pearls About Swine
  • Easy win

    Arkansas was predicted in this space to dispatch Eastern Illinois by a routine 38-point margin a few weeks ago, and the Hogs dutifully and nearly exacted that spread with a 55-20 win to open the 2018 campaign.

Dining


 

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