The week that was Feb. 2-9 

IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … DISHONESTY. President Bush came to town to tout his plan to wreck Social Security. The truth wasn’t on the program. GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. He blasted Sen. Jim Holt’s bill to crack down on illegal immigrants as un-Christian. IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR … SCHOOL CHILDREN. The House decreed inaccurate textbooks in the name of gay bashing. YOUNG WOMEN. The House decreed that pregnant teens, even those raped by their father, must get written parental consent for an abortion, unless they can figure out how to find a judge who’ll waive the rule. GAY PEOPLE. The House decreed that they are unfit to be adoptive or foster parents. ARKANSAS. The House demonstrated the legislature’s top priorities — mixing government with religion and homophobia. And don’t forget soothing the special interests. Deltic Timber’s bill to seize control of watershed protection from the water utility passed the Senate. PANHANDLERS. Little Rock officials announced undercover cops will be busting panhandlers for begging. THE UA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION. It claims it won’t be influenced by money from conservative sources in its new “education reform” mission. Right. It held a conference in Little Rock last week dominated by conservative Hoover Foundation types and other proponents of charter schools, etc. HOG BASKETBALL. An NCAA berth? Forget about it.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

More by Arkansas Times Staff

  • New episode of Rock the Culture: "Juice In Your Own Life"

    In this week’s episode, Charles and Antwan provide perspective and conversation on the Little Rock Mayoral Election and State Board of Education’s consideration of the anticipated request to waive the Fair Teacher Dismissal Act. In addition, Charles and Antwan discuss all things happening in the Little Rock School District with Superintendent Michael Poore.
    • Dec 11, 2018
  • End of the week headlines and your open line

    Alderman candidate misses chance to cast deciding vote for himself in runoff election; Dem-Gaz to phase out print delivery in El Dorado, Camden and Magnolia; Rapert threatens UA Fort Smith over 'Drag Queen Story Time' event; The Van seeks to raise $35,000 in three weeks for new warehouse facility in South Little Rock.
    • Dec 7, 2018
  • New episode of Out in Arkansas: "Boy Erased"

    Out in Arkansas’s hosts Traci Berry and Angie Bowen talk about all the things because all the things are LGBTQ things. This week T & A talk about “Boy Erased” and their own emotions during and after the movie. Thank you for listening! #outinarkansas #beinggayinthesouth #dontbeadouche #beadecentperson
    • Dec 7, 2018
  • More »

Latest in The Week That Was

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: 'Meant to be' at Lucie's Place

    • Penelope did a great thing in founding Lucie's Place. May her good work continue to…

    • on December 10, 2018

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation