• Issue of
  • Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2012
  • Vol. 38, No. 51
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  • The Insider
  • WM3 update

    In last week's Insider, we wrote about "Life After Death," the new book by Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three.
  • The Observer
  • Prejudice and hope

    he Observer desperately needs to relocate. Saturday morning we came upon a building that looked promising. The sign out front proclaimed "Now Leasing," with an arrow to the office. We strolled up to this high-ceiling joint, eager to scout a refurbished glimpse of "historic Little Rock." What we got was an unwelcome glimpse of history repeating itself.
  • Letters
  • Not close enough to Romney

    Mitt Romney visited Little Rock on Wednesday to seek $50,000 donations from contributors in exchange for a meal and some face time with the Republican nominee. Ignoring for the moment Romney's willingness to charge such large sums of money for a meet-and-greet paired with his steadfast opposition to raising taxes even slightly on the rich to pay for social services, the event was marred by some improper and unconstitutional actions on the part of the Little Rock Police Department.


  • Editorials
  • Cotton pickers

    The Club for Growth is the Special Forces of class warfare, a sinister league of multi-millionaires dedicated to making rich people even richer. Poor people are regarded with indifference or outright hostility.
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  • Bob Lancaster
  • Fastidious

    September always comes with a great sense of relief. If the heat and drought linger, at least you know the dog in the Dog Days is doomed. Fall is on the way. You can almost smell it.
  • Words
  • It was loud, anyway

    Mike Watts saw a newspaper report on a perfect game pitched by Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners. "In the article, the word 'crescendo' is used, as it is more often than not, incorrectly," Watts writes.
  • Lyons: Lying about Obamacare
  • Gene Lyons
  • Lyons: Lying about Obamacare

    During a presidential campaign, the temptation is always to melodrama. Having spent most of 20 years lamenting the vanishing professional ethics of the news media, I nevertheless found myself gobsmacked, as the Brits say, by Newsweek's cover story by Harvard University historian Niall Ferguson entitled "Obama's Gotta Go."
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  • The Hot Springs Blues Festival kicks off
  • To-Do List
  • The Hot Springs Blues Festival kicks off

    Also Backroom to the Mainstage at Vino's, Mutants of the Monster Fest II at Downtown, Best of the 48-Hour Film Festival at the Argenta Community Theater, the Delta Classic 4 Literacy at the Riverfest Amphitheatre, the Thick Syrup Summer Compilation Release Show at Stickyz and Spin-Off at Revolution.
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