• Jason Ho
  • Issue of
  • Aug 24-30, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 51
  • The politics of hate
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  • The Observer
  • Lameness of evil

    He was the first to enter, and it was well before the others arrived. He held an American flag against his shoulder and, without speaking, looking straight ahead, made sharp turns around the pen. Marching, over and over and over in a single route, he etched out the confines of the free-speech zone.
  • Letters
  • More statues

    Confederate monuments, largely a legacy of Jim Crow hate, need not be destroyed to nullify their offensive power. They should be sited on private land or exhibited in museums as relics of a painful part of United States history.


  • Jay Barth
  • Solving Dems' Pelosi problem

    For the good of her party and the ideals for which she has fought so effectively, it is time for U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to announce she will not serve as speaker if the Democrats retake control of the House in 2018.
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  • Ernest Dumas
  • Real history

    Arkansas is in the midst of a tranquil acknowledgment of some of its barbarous history and it is too bad that only a sentimental few, not all of us, are involved. The renewed ardor for the Confederacy, its battle flag and memorial statues and for those who led the revolt against the United States in 1860 seems to offer a chance. Let's seize it.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • Fake history

    If your precious "Southern heritage" includes swastikas, you may as well quit reading right here. But odds are astronomically high that it doesn't. The vast majority of Southerners are as repelled by those goons as everybody else.


  • Pearls About Swine
  • Arkansas Razorback 2017 football review, part 4

    After nine rounds of a grueling 12-round 2017 fight, Pearls has the Arkansas Razorbacks sitting at 7-2, the best record the team has boasted at this point in a season since 2011, when Bobby Petrino's bunch only lost at Alabama and LSU the entire year en route to a Cotton Bowl victory. Petrino's embarrassing, forced exodus followed months later.



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