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Between the lines: Insider politics?

Challenger’s strategy means tough road for Boozman

Subscriber onlySmart money is on U.S. Sen. John Boozman to retain his post as Arkansas' senior senator in next year's general election. Continue reading...

For Arkansas governor, fear trumps compassion

Hutchinson gets it wrong on refugees

Subscriber onlyGovernors from more than half of the states have now thrown up barriers to Syrian refugees. Continue reading...

Between the lines: 'The right thing'

Ferritor delivers campus message of inclusion

Subscriber onlyDan Ferritor's call for a recommitment to the cause "of justice, equality and inclusion to all" ought to be heard far beyond the University of Arkansas campus he serves as interim chancellor. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Races aplenty for 2016

Candidates challenge Boozman, other incumbents

Subscriber onlyElection 2016 is not exclusively about choosing a new president. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Getting higher on pot

Arkansans favorable to medical marijuana, poll says

Subscriber onlyResults of this year's Arkansas Poll suggest the road may be paved for passage in this state of a medical marijuana law. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Behind the lecterns

Even botched debates give public glimpses of candidates

Subscriber onlyLet's start with this observation: CNBC debate moderators asked several snarky questions in last week's third Republican presidential debate. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Arkansas connections

Push for statewide Internet gets new life

Subscriber onlyThe quest continues to connect all of Arkansas to the Internet and at faster speeds. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Fueling the long haul

Panels give governor feedback on highway funding

Subscriber onlyHere comes a familiar and not-so-welcome pitch. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Clinton's path gets easier

Benghazi hearing, Biden decision help Hillary 2016

Subscriber onlyIt was a week to remember, the week that saw Hillary Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination, if not the White House, swept clear. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Will Joe make a go?

Clinton debate, committee performance key to the answer

Subscriber onlyCuriously, the talk after last week's Democratic debate seemed less about what the presidential candidates had to say than about how it affected one viewer. Continue reading...

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