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Not the old Hillary

Subscriber onlyAnyone believing the columnist to be engaging in sexism in comparing Hillary Clinton to a Buick should feel free to assail him via a missive to the email address published at the end. He is standing by. It seems to him that he's also calling Bill Clinton a Buick, or worse. But he's ventured into Hillary metaphors before, and there are scars. He's never been quite certain what hit him. Continue reading...

This is effective?

Subscriber onlyAsa Hutchinson gathered the media last week to announce that he had performed very effectively as governor during the legislative session. Continue reading...

Stuff and nonsense

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson said something nonsensical and alarming the other day. Continue reading...

The Bill doesn't fit

Subscriber onlySo the new Hillary brand has been unveiled. She is a regular modern woman sensitive to our regular modern concerns. She wants only to be of service, to champion our shared causes. She drives around Iowa and New Hampshire to chat with us about today's challenges. She may or may not be married. It's hard to tell. Husbands are so incidental anymore. Continue reading...

Justice perverted

Subscriber onlyThe raging spectacle that the Arkansas Supreme Court currently makes of itself is mostly a matter of petty personality conflict, raw political calculation and then an important thing. Continue reading...

Awash in color

Subscriber onlyI'll just tell you: I'm a real sissy for the tulips. I tiptoe through them like a regular falsetto. Continue reading...

The choice: Talk or fight

Subscriber onlyThe Barack Obama-Tom Cotton debate—one in which the neophyte Cotton is a winner already by the assumption of symmetry—is a classic one. Continue reading...

Confused by the court?

Subscriber onlyThis column is adapted from an item first published Thursday on the columnist's blog. Continue reading...

Perception and reality

Subscriber onlyBecause he was the mildly heroic lead item on the national network news Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been much on my mind. Continue reading...

Capitol in crisis mode

Subscriber onlyIt's the highest drama at the state Capitol since Jim Guy Tucker un-resigned as governor for a few hours. Continue reading...

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