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The Arkansas Special

Subscriber onlyLt. Gov. Tim Griffin, assigned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to finagle a way out of this Common Core imbroglio, says we must change the name and tinker. Continue reading...

Hyperbolic Holocaust

Subscriber onlyConservative columnist George Will sat on a pundit panel Sunday on Fox News—of course—and got asked what eventually would become of this red-hot Donald Trump mania. Continue reading...

Courted confusion

Subscriber onlyThis current Arkansas Supreme Court is a fine mess, I tell you. Continue reading...

The problem of the purge

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson arranged a conference call Thursday morning so he could speak at once with as many of the 135 state legislators as could be assembled. Continue reading...

Disorder in the court?

Subscriber onlyAssociate Justice Rhonda Wood of Conway is the first-year member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who does Twitter and says justices needn't be so aloof. Continue reading...

Self-inflicted wounds

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump is far ahead in the new Washington Post poll of the Republican presidential primary. Continue reading...

Faded glories of the past

Subscriber onlyAppearing before about a thousand Republicans at a party fundraising dinner in Hot Springs on Friday night, New York blowhard Donald Trump was presented with the gift of a rifle. Continue reading...

A matter of instinct

Subscriber onlyYou must trust something and somebody. For me it's my own instincts and a president championing those instincts and brandishing focus and logic. Continue reading...

Our ancestors and us

Subscriber onlyA substantive discussion unfolds in the matter of the Confederacy and its lingering symbolic celebration. Continue reading...

The urge to purge

Subscriber onlyI am told that the state Human Services Department is in the process of purging perhaps tens of thousands of persons from the state’s popular private-option form of Medicaid expansion. Continue reading...

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