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He just had to say 'Ebola'

Subscriber onlyTom Cotton said with a scoff last week that Mark Pryor had blamed him for the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Continue reading...

Petty politics

Subscriber onlyShould we move toward full funding for universal pre-kindergarten enrollment for the state's 4-year-olds? It's an important question. Continue reading...

Arkansas breaks the code

Gov. Mike Beebe got wound up Saturday night at the state Democratic Party‚Äôs Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Continue reading...

Democrats' hot topics

Subscriber onlyArkansas Democrats, who don't have much to party about, tried anyway Saturday night at their Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Continue reading...

An emotional appeal

Subscriber onlyIt contends to be the most cleverly effective political commercial of the year. Continue reading...

All about the narrative

Subscriber onlyJay Barth, the political science professor at Hendrix College, wrote an insightful column in the Arkansas Times last week. Continue reading...

Thrust and Perry

Austin is a liberal oasis in a state spawning such ultra-conservative menaces as Tom DeLay and Ted Cruz. Continue reading...

Off to the races

Subscriber onlyLet's take this opportunity to get a little behind the headlines of the two big Arkansas political races. Continue reading...

The principled man

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: A version of this column was first published online Wednesday at arkansasonline.com. Continue reading...

A question of timing

Subscriber only"There's a town in Texas called El Paso. And I'm gonna el passo."--James Carville, Democratic consultant, when asked by Politico what he had to say about the sudden fight that Hillary Clinton picked with Barack Obama. Continue reading...

The principled man

Until now, one always had to concede that at least Tom Cotton was admirably principled. He voted his economically libertarian and anti-government principles, like them or not. And he owned up to voting for those principles. Continue reading...

A mission of atonement

Subscriber onlyHOPE ]The need to atone motivates powerfully. It can make a cheating spouse sweet and attentive. It can turn a backsliding preacher into a repentant weeper. Continue reading...

Private-option progress

Subscriber onlyWhat I'm getting ready to do is something Democrats won't appreciate and that I know better than to do. Continue reading...

The debate they won't have

Subscriber onlyThe dew point was 65 and there were flying roaches in the weather garden and Mark Pryor must be a complex rascal. Continue reading...

On the gaffe patrol

The prevailing assessment of the U.S. Senate race is that it will be agonizingly close unless one of the campaigns makes a major error. Continue reading...

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