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Cancel Culture!

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On November 22, 2021
I think we all know Bari Weiss and Thomas Chatterton Williams will be issuing public statements about free speech on criticizing Israel anytime now: At The Arkansas Times, a publication I founded 47 years ago, our pages focus on small-scale local issues, like protecting Medicaid expansion from the predations of our state legislature and other […]

Vouchertastic

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On May 6, 2021

Wow, it’s almost as if privatizing public education leads to bad outcomes for less than ideal students (at least from the perspective of the charter industry). The Arkansas state legislatureR

Arkansas Larnin’

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On January 26, 2021

The good people of Arkansas are making sure their kids get taught Real American history, by which they mean white supremacist narratives. Two bills introduced during the 2021 Arkansas legislative sess

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Why We Are Reopening

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On June 2, 2020
Monica Potts’ columns from rural Arkansas are more useful than most of the “what is the white working class thinking” columns because she actually knows the region well and isn’t just Beltway reporters finding blowhards in diners they can get good quotes from. People who actually understand the white working class because they come from […]
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Advances in American Statues

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On April 18, 2019
One of the most pernicious parts of Civil War memory is how Confederate leaders became part of American iconography, literally in the case of the many statues placed around the South. In the U.S. Capitol, the Statuary Hall grants each state 2 statues to represent figures from its state. Even in Arkansas, the limits of […]

The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016

I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale,

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