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  • Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 52
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  • The Observer
  • Under the totality

    The Observer and family decided last minute to ditch work and school to make for central Missouri on Aug. 21 so as to be among the millions of folks who did the same to catch the shadow of the moon, creeping coast-to-coast during the eclipse.
  • Letters
  • Land-use planning

    One recent event in the long process of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) process of pushing the I-30 Crossing project on Little Rock keeps bothering me.


  • Cotton's plan
  • Autumn Tolbert
  • Cotton's plan

    With the amount of recent hand-wringing by the Republican Party, you'd think its members were getting ready to do something. It seems that every week, one or more GOP members of Congress come out with a statement denouncing the words or actions of President Trump or his supporters.
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  • Aid politics
  • Max Brantley
  • Aid politics

    The still-unfolding catastrophe in Houston is, first, a human tragedy. But when politicians try to tell you that a time of enormous human tragedy is not a time to talk about politics, it likely means the politics are embarrassing to them.
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  • Anti-Obama
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Anti-Obama

    Donald Trump has proved beyond doubt that he is the most uninformed president in history, but he also grasps better than anyone in the media or his party that he was savvy enough to pick the only moment in history that he could be elected president: the retirement of Barack Obama or, he saw it, the banishment of Barack Obama.
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  • What happened
  • Gene Lyons
  • What happened

    Way back in April 1994, Hillary Rodham Clinton held a press conference concerning Whitewater, the granddaddy of all phony Clinton scandals. Pressed about whether she and her husband should have known that their Ozarks real estate partnership was doing badly and paid off its loans, she responded flippantly.
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  • Pearls About Swine
  • Game on

    This entire opening game preview, I suppose, has a giant asterisk accompanying it. If the havoc that Harvey wrought upon Texas makes its way nor'easterly, then the Arkansas season debut Thursday night in Little Rock may be in jeopardy, and I suspect would not be rescheduled if such a cancellation came to pass. Arkansas may need that presumably easy win for bowl consideration later, but let's presume for the moment the Hogs do get to take on Florida A&M at War Memorial Stadium.
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