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The crickets chirp for thee

Subscriber onlyMost press accounts from the first Republican presidential cattle call over the weekend in Iowa mentioned that Sarah Palin was embarrassingly inane and Scott Walker impressive and Mike Huckabee also in attendance. Continue reading...

The game of the name

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson announced last week that he was saving the private option. Continue reading...

On common ground

Subscriber onlyLiberal tax policy surely hadn't enjoyed a better 16 hours in a couple of decades. Continue reading...

The hard choices

Subscriber onlyIn six days, the state Education Board will meet to make a difficult and potentially historic decision on whether to take over the running of the Little Rock School District. Continue reading...

Logical considerations

Let’s get logical, shall we? Continue reading...

The duality of war

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas ... at the same time."--F. Scott Fitzgerald. Continue reading...

Conservative cuts

As a candidate for governor this time, Asa Hutchinson got asked in a debate to name the first thing he'd do in office if elected. Continue reading...

A history with Hutchinson

You watch a man get sworn in as the governor of the state and you naturally think about your history with him. Continue reading...

Watch the session begin

Join me for a stalking of the state Capitol corridors as the historic new Legislature, about two-thirds Republican, gets sworn in: I don’t recognize a lot of these people wearing House of Representatives name tags. Continue reading...

Legislative assumptions

The Legislature convening historically this week for a dominant Republican takeover will start out doing easy right-wing things. That's what y'all voted for. Continue reading...

What freedom means

In Paris on Tuesday evening, hundreds gathered in a public square and held pens and pencils aloft. Continue reading...

Children in balance

Subscriber onlyToday is a big day, perhaps long inevitable. Continue reading...

It’s the math, stupid

Subscriber onlyWe near a session of the newly and historically Republicanized state Legislature. Continue reading...

See Mike run ... maybe

Subscriber onlyMike Huckabee made big news Saturday night. He announced he was giving up a major media gig providing big bucks. Continue reading...

Hey, it could happen

Subscriber onlyYou find yourself desperate for predictions for the new year in Arkansas. I know you do. So here are one man's. Continue reading...

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