• Issue of
  • May 1-7, 2014
  • Vol. 22, No. 10
Digital Edition


  • Letters
  • Hypocrisy and big money

    Despite your fulminations against the Koch brothers and the Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC cases, you completely ignore some inconvenient truths right under your noses.


  • Editorials
  • Same old, same old

    Remarking as we were on the dreariness of this year's election campaigns, we failed to pay sufficient tribute to the NRA, one of the most unsavory and, in its predictability, dullest of the biennial participants in the passing political parade.
  • Editorials
  • No man

    Republicans are building a reputation as "the party of No," and Tom Cotton could be the poster boy for the movement. A U.S. representative from the Fourth District, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Cotton voted against this year's farm bill, the only member of the Arkansas delegation to do so. Longtime congressional observers were aghast. How could a congressman from a small, poor, agricultural state vote against the farm bill?
  • Max Brantley
  • El Dorado's school success

    The $50 million from Murphy Oil to provide a college scholarship for every graduate of El Dorado public schools has reversed the drain of students, particularly those better off economically, from the increasingly black El Dorado school district to surrounding whiter ones.
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  • Words
  • The L word and the C word

    I was excited to see the newspaper headline "Bielema liberal." "After all those neo-Nazis, we've finally got a coach who thinks right," I told friends. "I wonder if he belongs to the ADA."
  • Gene Lyons
  • The Ukrainian melodrama

    First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The "Two Minutes Hate," Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media.


  • Despite "Little Rock," Of Montreal returns to town
  • To-Do List
  • Despite "Little Rock," Of Montreal returns to town

    Also, Artosphere Festival in Fayetteville, the Carroll Cloar bike ride, Blues on the River at the First Security Amphitheater, 'Devil's Knot' premiere at Ron Robinson, Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast in Argenta, the ASO's "Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor" at Robinson Center and "Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After" at Verizon.
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