Cover Stories

The saga of Rusty Cranford

August 16, 2018
The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal. /more/

Scrubbed from the system

August 9, 2018
Why Medicaid enrollment has dropped by almost 60,000 people in 18 months. /more/

The Big Picture

Inconsequential News Quiz: Make 'The Matrix' Great Again! Edition

August 9, 2018
Play at home while studying your Methimatics flash cards! /more/

Arkansas Reporter

Majority: Red-light 30 Crossing

August 9, 2018
But ARDOT's project to widen the interstate is preordained, some believe. /more/

The Observer

Back to school

August 16, 2018
Greetings students, parents and assembled faculty! It's that time again. Time to peel off the cockleburs and brush the dandelion floaties out of your hair, time to say your goodbyes to the kind folks at the Cajun Sno trailer for another year, pick off the last of the summer ticks and reacquaint yourself with shoes. /more/

Big secrets

August 9, 2018
The Observer, like a lot of Americans, has got our secrets, but for the most part they're so boring they couldn't even excite the senses or loins of one of those housebound, horngry Incels we've heard so much about on the news of late. /more/

The Week That Was

Federal lawsuit challenges Arkansas Works

August 16, 2018
AG Rutledge sued and more. /more/

Letters

Master Card

August 9, 2018
How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership. /more/

Cartoon

Detention!

August 16, 2018

The Arkansas Works Challenge

August 9, 2018

Jay Barth

Having the abortion conversation

August 16, 2018
One potential game-changer on attitudes regarding abortion is a clear change in its legal status. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Breaking a bond

August 9, 2018
I will get right to the point: It is becoming way too easy to lock people up. Our jails and prisons are overcrowded. Our criminal justice system is bursting at the seams. /more/

Max Brantley

Targeting teachers

August 16, 2018
The Hutchinson administration has riled the teachers union in the Little Rock School District. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Politics and the court

August 16, 2018
When they say that confirming a Supreme Court justice is about the Constitution, they mean it's about politics. It's always about politics, at least in the modern era. /more/

Guest Writer

Rapert's posture

August 9, 2018
We must not allow state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) to frame the lawsuits generated against his placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds as an assault upon Christianity itself — or, as he does when he's pretending that the monument serves a secular function, an assault upon American "heritage and history." /more/

Gene Lyons

Ad hominem

August 16, 2018
Everybody's favorite logical fallacy these days seems to be the argumentum ad hominem. That's where you make a personal attack on somebody's presumed motives instead of engaging the substance of what they've said. Sad to say, it's as prevalent on the political left as the right. /more/

Trump won't testify

August 9, 2018
Spare us the interviews with Rudy Giuliani and the endless debates among cable TV lawyers about the terms and conditions of Donald Trump's testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller. /more/

Archives

Columnists

Max Brantley

Targeting teachers

The Hutchinson administration has riled the teachers union in the Little Rock School District. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Politics and the court

When they say that confirming a Supreme Court justice is about the Constitution, they mean it's about politics. It's always about politics, at least in the modern era. /more/

Gene Lyons

Ad hominem

Everybody's favorite logical fallacy these days seems to be the argumentum ad hominem. That's where you make a personal attack on somebody's presumed motives instead of engaging the substance of what they've said. Sad to say, it's as prevalent on the political left as the right. /more/

Arkansas Blog

State close to hiring marijuana permit consultant UPDATE

40/29 reports that the state is close to hiring a consultant to help evaluate 203 applications for the 32 permits to be awarded to dispense medical marijuana.

The saga of Rusty Cranford

Don't miss David Ramsey's telling of the Rusty Cranford story and the Arkansas public corruption scandal in which he's a central figure. It is far from over, but this also gives you some personal insight to a man in the middle of the action.

UA-Fort Smith chancellor leaving for South Dakota, interim named

Edward Serna will lead UA-FS will search for new chancellor is made.

Rock Candy

New ownership for District Fare, H.A.M.'s Brandon Brown managing

Tomas Bohm, the owner of The Pantry and The Pantry Crest, has sold District Fare, his Hillcrest sandwich shop at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd., to Little Rock restaurateur Daniel Bryant.

"Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas" at next "Pen to Podium" lecture

Michael Hibblen, a longtime chronicler of the Rock Island Railroad, speaks about his new book Tuesday evening at the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Monk Higgins' "Extra Soul Perception" reissued

"Extra Soul Perception," the best-known album by Conway County’s finest saxophone stylist, Monk Higgins, has been reissued.

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  • Re: The saga of Rusty Cranford

    • Great job Mr Ramsey!!! Still irritates me all that money was flowing at the top…

    • on August 16, 2018
  • Re: The saga of Rusty Cranford

    • David Ramsey did a great job here...................

    • on August 16, 2018
  • Re: Majority: Red-light 30 Crossing

    • Maybe the next mayor can stop it. Consider that when you pick your candidate

    • on August 16, 2018
 

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