• Arkansas becomes casino country

    Arkansas becomes casino country

    November 15, 2018
    The state rolls the dice with the passage of Issue 4. /more/
  • Looking for a hot and a cot in Little Rock

    November 7, 2018
    Winter weather in Central Arkansas means people experiencing homelessness have even fewer options for shelter. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: 'Thank Baphomet the election is over' edition

    November 15, 2018
    Play at home, while consoling a weeping NRA lobbyist. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Meat slappin' edition

    November 7, 2018
    Play in your car while driving in the rain! /more/

    Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?

    November 5, 2018
    Federal Medicaid agency says Arkansas needs better plan to evaluate work requirement. /more/

    Breathe

    November 15, 2018
    It feels like The Observer hasn't been able to breathe this deep since Nov. 7, 2016. That's a long time to be holding your breath. /more/

    Tomorrow, Part 2

    November 7, 2018
    So here we are again. It's the morning of Nov. 6, 2018, as The Observer writes this, a cup of coffee going cold on the edge of the desk, Election Day just a flush of light at the edge of the world. /more/

    Still seeing red

    November 15, 2018
    Interstate widening targeted in a lawsuit and Arkansas's work rules for Medicaid not working, according to a federal panel. /more/

    End trade war

    November 15, 2018
    Arkansans will be among the hardest hit by President Trump's attempts to strong-arm foreign leaders through economic manipulation. /more/

    Asa in action

    November 15, 2018
    Tommy Durham /more/

    Johnny Key: the solution

    November 7, 2018

    Campaign takeaways

    November 7, 2018
    The accident of journalistic deadlines means that as I write this column, having just cast my vote at Dunbar Recreation Center, it's hours before election results begin arriving from across the city, state and nation. /more/

    On to 2020

    November 15, 2018
    I'll add my two cents to the chorus of advice for Democrats in 2020: Do not limit your imagination by falling back on candidates who have previously appeared on the ballot. /more/

    How red are we?

    November 15, 2018
    Election results in Arkansas were discouraging for Democrats and progressive voters. /more/

    Attacked

    November 15, 2018
    Courtney Goodson won her race to stay on the state Supreme Court last week with something to spare, in spite of the unprecedented sludge of dark-money ads that tried to persuade people that she was an execrable wench who was capable of almost anything. /more/

    Seeking a vision to thrive

    November 15, 2018
    It's time for a new social contract that creates a comprehensive vision for thriving communities in both rural and urban places. /more/

    Embarrassed

    November 15, 2018
    Perhaps you recall the last time a French politician angered a certain kind of hairy-chested American nationalist. In February 2003, Dominique de Villepin, France's conservative Minister of Foreign Affairs, cautioned the United Nations General Assembly about the sheer folly of invading Iraq. /more/

    Addled

    November 7, 2018
    Among other eccentricities, I do not possess a smartphone and have never wanted one. It's bad enough that I spend my working hours flitting around the internet like an over-caffeinated sparrow without carrying Google in my pocket. /more/

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    Max Brantley

    How red are we?

    Election results in Arkansas were discouraging for Democrats and progressive voters. Republicans swept statewide offices /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Attacked

    Courtney Goodson won her race to stay on the state Supreme Court last week with something to spare, in spite of the unprecedented sludge of dark-money ads that tried to persuade people that she was an execrable wench who was capable of almost anything. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Embarrassed

    Perhaps you recall the last time a French politician angered a certain kind of hairy-chested American nationalist. In February 2003, Dominique de Villepin, France's conservative Minister of Foreign Affairs, cautioned the United Nations General Assembly about the sheer folly of invading Iraq. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Saturday's open line

    It was a lovely day. Chad Morris seems to have a different opinion. You?

    Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

    State Democratic Party Chair Michael John Gray had harsh words for the effort led by Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger and Sen. Trent Garner to block approval Thursday of the Arkansas Supreme Court budget for the next fiscal year.

    Four dead after bloody day in Little Rock

    A bloody Friday in Little Rock leaves four dead and two wounded by gunfire.

    Rock Candy

    LIVE LIFE CHILL NOT DEAD DONE GONE

    Contrary to rumor, Live Life Chill, the bar/restaurant in the erstwhile Revolution Taco and Tequila Lounge space at the corner of Cantrell and President Clinton Avenue, is not closed. Service manager Lindsey McFadin called the Times this afternoon to say a rumor the bar had closed was killing business; by 3 p.m., no one had been in. The Times, too, had heard the rumor from a number of sources. What has changed, McFadin said, is that the bar is now only open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

    New gallery for SoMa: M2

    M2 Gallery, located for 12 years in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center, has made the move to 1300 Main St. in the hopping SoMa neighborhood and will hold its Grand (Re)opening from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30.

    CALS checks out works from the Arkansas Arts Center

    The Arkansas Arts Center will close in November 2019 for a massive renovation, now estimated at close to $100 million, but that doesn't mean it won't have a presence. In a clever collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System, 3D objects from the permanent collection will be exhibited at CALS branches, its Main Library, and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

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