• Brian Chilson
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  • Apr 20-26, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 33
  • The Millage Question
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News

  • The Observer
  • Snapshots from an execution

    The Observer stood in front of the Governor's Mansion on Monday night in a periodic drizzle, waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether a man would die, not knowing there would be no execution that night.

Columns

  • Max Brantley
  • Executionpalooza

    Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence over the weekend in a full page of coverage in The New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of the recent flurry of legal filings on pending executions and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols, the former death row inmate.
  • Not justice
  • Guest Writer
  • Not justice

    The strongest, most enduring calls for the death penalty come from those who feel deeply the moral righteousness of "eye-for-an-eye" justice, or retribution. From the depths of pain and the heights of moral offense comes the cry, "The suffering you cause is the suffering you shall receive!" From the true moral insight that punishment should fit the crime, cool logic concludes, "Killers should be killed." Yet I say: retribution yes; death penalty no.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • Art bull

    "God, I hate art," my late friend The Doctor used to say.

Entertainment

  • David Sedaris at Robinson Center
  • To-Do List
  • David Sedaris at Robinson Center

    Also, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Sculpture at the River Market, The Wildflower Revue, Konarak Reddy, March for Science, Ballet Arkansas's 'Spring Fantasies,' Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
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