• Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 21
  • Big Ideas for Arkansas
Digital Edition


  • Here to stay
  • Eye on Arkansas
  • Here to stay

    The Women's March for Arkansas drew thousands from around the state to the Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 21, as a counterpoint to Friday's presidential inauguration.
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  • Letters
  • A 5.7 earthquake away from destruction

    I woke up recently to tragic news: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Italy triggered an avalanche, burying a resort hotel filled with vacationing families, causing loss of life and devastation across the region.


  • Ernest Dumas
  • Phony oaths

    he quadrennial and biennial swearing-in ceremonies, where men and women place their hands on a Bible, or a stack of them in President Trump's case, and swear allegiance to the constitutions of their nation or states, are always inspiring theater, if you can overlook the sanctimony. It's getting harder.
  • Let them eat cake
  • Guest Writer
  • Let them eat cake

    An unproductive and harmful bill attempting to curb obesity passed easily out of committee last week at the state legislature. House Bill 1035 attempts to address this serious public health issue by preventing poor families who rely on SNAP (the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps) from purchasing certain items such as candy and sodas.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • Too late

    Now that the horses have left the barn, trotted out the front gate and are galloping headlong down the county road, editors at the New York Times have taken to public bickering about who left the stalls unlatched.


  • Pearls About Swine
  • No room for error

    I don't do this very often within the parameters of "Pearls," but this will be a segmented column addressing two issues on the Hill.



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