Jay Barth

Times a-changin'

August 10, 2017
As one who greedily and geekily consumes public opinion data, I'm rarely truly surprised by polling results. However, the ice-cold reaction of the American public to President Trump's directive to ban transgender individuals from service in the armed forces, evidenced by recent polls, is startling indeed. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Home is where the hatred is

August 17, 2017
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map," a chapter of the Christian American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is headquartered in Hoxie, a small town in Lawrence County that also holds the distinction of being the first battleground of the segregationists in the fight to integrate Arkansas schools. /more/

Max Brantley

Charter secret

August 17, 2017
These are hard times for those who believe in traditional public schools, run by democratically elected representatives, open to all on equal terms. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Klan's president

August 17, 2017
Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans. /more/

Gene Lyons

On Charlottesville

August 17, 2017
Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot. /more/

Bad reality show

August 10, 2017
As reality TV programs go, the Trump administration is a badly scripted muddle. How much longer will loyal viewers stick around? /more/


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  • Re: Home is where the hatred is

    • I always like to get your take on how things are going in the Northwest…

    • on August 22, 2017
  • Re: On Charlottesville

    • I've allowed myself "to educated". Cheap shot, I'll admit; but, proofreading might be a skill…

    • on August 19, 2017
  • Re: Charter secret

    • Max uses the words irony, logic etc. All the arguments and reasons he uses to…

    • on August 19, 2017

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