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BRENDA BLAGG: Not good enough

The vote only powerful if it’s used

Subscriber onlyTurmoil over the recent confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is far from over. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Letting Arkansans in

State Senate moves toward more transparency

Subscriber onlyLast week, when Americans from every walk of life looked in on that historic hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, we took for granted the fact that we could observe it. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Disorder in the court

Seven justices face disciplinary action for Griffen sanctions

Subscriber onlyAll but one of the members of the Arkansas Supreme Court were charged last week with violating the state's judicial canons. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Limiting voters' choices

Tighter term limits appear headed toward approval

Subscriber onlyBad acts by some Arkansas lawmakers may help fuel a bad decision by this state's voters in November. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: A challenging time

Ballot issues face legal battles before election

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County judge did Arkansas voters the favor last week of disqualifying Issue 1, that mess of a constitutional amendment proposed by the Arkansas Legislature. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Bad directions?

Driving Arkansas Forward’s message criticized

Subscriber onlyThe pitch was always a little too clever. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Tiny, tiny Trump

President shows who he is in response to McCain’s death

Subscriber onlyThe passing of an American hero has stirred the conscience of this nation, at least temporarily. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: A promising future

Location-based scholarships have positive effects

Subscriber onlyPromise made. Promise kept. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Campaign crunch time

Candidates, advocates ready to engage for fall contests

Subscriber onlyLabor Day is in the not-too-distant future, and so is the unofficial start of the fall political campaign. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Term limits redux

Advocates for 10-year cap get measure on ballot

Subscriber onlyHere we go again, Arkansas. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: The clock is ticking

Advocates for ballot measures work to get signatures

Subscriber onlyThe folks working to get issues to the Arkansas general election ballot are down to their last few weeks of opportunity. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: No friends of Putin

Arkansas reps unhappy with Trump’s Helsinki statements

Subscriber onlyLast week's Helsinki summit, or its aftermath, provided some useful reflection from this state's congressional delegation. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: The smoke clears

But medical marijuana’s path still uncertain

Subscriber onlyCall what's happening now a reboot for medical marijuana in Arkansas. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Exorcizing restraint

High Court say’s medical marijuana halt was premature

Subscriber onlyDon't take last week's Arkansas Supreme Court ruling to allow the issue of medical marijuana cultivation licenses as the last word on the issue. Continue reading...

Separation anxiety

Nation reacts to Trumped-up assault on families

Subscriber onlyOnce you've heard the recording of wailing children supposedly held in a U.S. border detention facility, how can anyone ignore the abominable federal policy that put them there? Continue reading...

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