All Articles on Arkansas

Further
Agh! Loving Parents! Quick! Hide the Kids!
A US Weekly cover shot of Elton John with his partner and new baby was too much for a Harps grocery store in Arkansas. They plastered a so-called "family shield" on it to protect young innocents from so much happiness. Update : They took the shield down . Lesson here: Speak up.
Read more
News
Crabs, Birds, Fish: No End to Mysterious Animal Deaths
First, it was birds falling from the sky, then thousands of dead fish washing up on shore. Now, more than 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs have wound up dead on England beaches. The possible reason? Hypothermia. The Thanet shoreline is littered with the crabs , along with dead starfish, lobsters,...
Read more
Further
When People Speak Up, It Does Get Better
The homophobic Arkansas school board member who went on a hate-filled, anti-gay rant on Facebook resigned last night on Anderson Cooper's show after apologizing (for his words, but not the feelings behind them). Responding to a school spirit day to honor kids who suffered homophobic bullying, Clint...
Read more
Further
Breaking News: Abstinence Doesn't Work So Hot
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds big regional disparities in teen pregnancy rates, with the lowest in states that offer comprehensive sex education and the highest in states - Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas - that stress abstinence...
Read more
Views
Veterans On Cross Country Biking Pilgrimage to Protest the War in Afghanistan
Long before General Stanley McChrystal’s embarrassing interview and resignation, all reports from Afghanistan warned of impending disaster. Our partner, President Hamid Karzai, is corrupt, clueless, and illegitimate. The "Iraq-proven" counterinsurgency plan, strongly endorsed by General Petraeus,...
Read more
Views
In Summer's Heat, Washington Seeks Refuge in the Loophole
I spent part of last week in Washington, DC, and the heat already was so oppressive I recalled the old story that during the summer the British Foreign Service used to classify the capital as a hardship post, allowing embassy employees to go about their official business clad in pith helmets and...
Read more
Views
Why the Arkansas Primary Challenge Was Worth It
It was a tough loss, 10,000 votes. Bill Halter might have even upset Blanche Lincoln in the primary run-off had his stronghold of Garland County not dropped the number of polling places from 42 to 2, or had a few thousand more of us called to get Halter voters to the polls. But despite an unnamed...
Read more
Further
Trashing Their Base
It's bad enough that Arkansas' corporate-funded, ever-waffling Blanche Lincoln fought off the challenge by labor-backed, more progressive Bill Halter - just barely, it must be noted – to the grating tune of headlines like "Lincoln Beats Anger On the Left," yet. Now the White House is apparently...
Read more
Views
Rand Paul Triumphs, Specter Booted, Lincoln in Run-Off
The primary upsets in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Kentucky will be billed as signs of voter discontent with the Obama Administration and Congressional incumbents, as well as a dark forecast for the future of the Democratic Party. The Tea Party also scored a major hit with Rand Paul--whatever that...
Read more
News
Primary Results In Kentucky, Arkansas, And Pennsylvania Will Have National Significance
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is not on the ballot in this week's primaries, nor is Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican Senate leader. But both have a stake in intensely competitive Senate races in three states, contests testing the strength of the tea party among Kentucky...
Read more

Pages