• Bryan Moats|Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • Aug 14-20, 2014
  • Vol. 22, No. 25
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  • The Observer
  • The key

    The Observer has been thinking a lot about guilt and innocence recently, a cerebral by-product of a story I'm working on about a guy who spent a lot of years in the Concrete Hotel for a crime he may well have not committed in the first place, put there partially on the word of a cop who later resigned after admitting he cooked up evidence in a very similar case. Stay tuned for that one in the Arkansas Times soon. I am, in general, a guilty sort. A confession then, after all these long years.
  • The Week That Was
  • Draft Mike Beebe?

    We have a feeling he'll be golfing in Searcy, but the one Democratic politician who seems immune to the dead-red tide in Arkansas is Gov. Mike Beebe. A Public Policy Polling survey released last week found Beebe leading Republican Sen. John Boozman in a speculative 2016 Senate matchup 46-40.
  • Letters
  • Democrats and poverty

    Why do liberals hate the poor? You somehow equate being unwilling to give up American sovereignty and not leaving our southern border unsecured as "Heartless" (Week That Was, Aug. 7).


  • Barth: Ross needs to go for the heart
  • Jay Barth
  • Barth: Ross needs to go for the heart

    In recent years, neuroscience has entered the discipline of political science, providing us new insights into what is going on inside citizens' brains as they ponder politics. Among other things, that research has provided clear evidence of what those of us who have been around politics for a long time know well — emotions are more powerful than rationality in molding political attitudes.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • When climate denialists attack

    Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. On it, a fellow sitting in a pickup and wearing a backward baseball cap smugly explained that Darwinian evolution contradicts the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a fundamental principle of physics.
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  • Boston plays Walmart AMP
  • To-Do List
  • Boston plays Walmart AMP

    'Indigo Visions' at Hearne Fine Art, Super Circus Heroes at Verizon Arena, Johnny Cash Festival at ASU, Third Friday Artwalk in North Little Rock, Trill Clinton at Sway and Young Jeezy at First Security Amphitheater.
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