• Brian Chilson
  • Dreamers
  • Issue of
  • Feb 21-27, 2013
  • Vol. 39, No. 25
Digital Edition


  • Fiery speech
  • Eye on Arkansas
  • Fiery speech

    Former Vice-president Al Gore gave a talk discussing his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change," Monday at an invitation-only event at the Clinton Presidential Library, with students of the Clinton School of Public Service and a who's who of local politicos in attendance.
  • #ARLegValentines and #ARLegBreakupLines
  • The Big Picture
  • #ARLegValentines and #ARLegBreakupLines

    Last week, Twitter provided a welcome diversion from the God, guns and fetuses-obsessed Arkansas legislature. Prompted by AP reporter Andrew DeMillo, journalists, legislators and other Capitol observers spent a good bit of Valentine's Day coming up with puns that married love and the legislature.
  • The Observer
  • Blue balloons

    The Observer, taking the stairs to our second floor office as a sop toward our health, saw a large bouquet of blue balloons tied to the stair rail. "Congratulations!" they read.
  • Letters
  • No need for weapons

    In reference to Ernie Dumas' columns about weapons and Jesus of Nazareth, I would like to try to help Ernie in his study of the Gospel. Ernie is getting closer to the complete perspective.


  • Editorials
  • Arm the fetus

    The Arkansas legislature has decided that the solution to gun violence is to put more guns in more places — churches, college campuses, PTA meetings, book clubs, etc. But one area is yet unfortified in the legislation we've seen from the General Assembly, and that is the womb.
  • Editorials
  • Carry your own

    State legislators are not the only Republican politicians who believe that firepower turneth away wrath. The Grand Old Party loves the Grand Old Pistol. Asa Hutchinson, already announced as a Republican candidate for governor, has been criticizing President Obama's plans for restrictions on guns, and has revealed his own purchase of a .45-caliber weapon with a magazine that holds 13 rounds.
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  • Bob Lancaster
  • Lancaster retires

    Bob Lancaster, one of the Arkansas Times longest and most valued contributors, retired from writing his column last week. We’ll miss his his contributions mightily. Look out, in the weeks to come, for a look back at some of his greatest hits. In the meantime, here's a good place to start.

  • Words
  • The Remove of Redbone's

    A close reader, Richard W. Chapman was bothered by an item that appeared in Arkansas's foremost weekly journal of news, politics and entertainment: "Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to the River Market in the former space occupied by Redbone's Downtown."
  • Lyons: 'Fleecing the yokels'
  • Gene Lyons
  • Lyons: 'Fleecing the yokels'

    Political parties rarely vanish altogether, and hardly ever over a single election cycle. So the demise of the Republicans as a national organization is probably exaggerated.
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  • Yvette "Babygirl" Preyer benefit at Revolution
  • To-Do List
  • Yvette "Babygirl" Preyer benefit at Revolution

    Also, 'Undefeated' at the Argenta Film Series, Samantha Crain at White Water, Lanterns! at Wildwood, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Robinson, North Mississippi Allstars at Revolution and Jennifer Egan at UCA.
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