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Necessary finesse

Subscriber onlyAghast conservatives express dismay that George W. Bush’s nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court would lend the imprimatur of his conservative leadership to last week’s ruling saving Obamacare again, and probably permanently this time. Continue reading...

View of the new frontier

Subscriber onlyRight-wing religious extremists keep losing debates to law, tolerance, freedom and progressive thought. Continue reading...

Quintessentially Asa

Subscriber onlyLawyers are saying Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave a substantive and mildly lofty address a couple of weeks ago to the convention of the Arkansas Bar Association in Hot Springs. Continue reading...

An artifact of the past

Subscriber onlyOf course you may fly the Confederate flag over your state Capitol or wherever else you choose in honor of your history and heritage. Continue reading...

Simply a good man

Subscriber onlyFor years J.T. would not go to church. Continue reading...

Lots of ideas, little effect

Subscriber onlyFrom time to time--last week, for example--policymakers gather to complain that too many people are in state prisons and that it's going to break the taxpayers. Continue reading...

Biased conclusions

Subscriber onlyThe American right wing was in top form Thursday morning. By "top" I mean as low as it could go. Surely. Continue reading...

A big month

Subscriber onlyA potentially lid-blowing ruling momentarily will come from the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading...

Change the rules

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton repeated in her long and policy-heavy announcement speech Saturday that, “if necessary,” she’d support a constitutional amendment to undo the Citizens United case. Continue reading...

The word, and love

Subscriber onlyThe Southern Baptist Convention assembles today amid declining membership for that powerful denomination, as well as for American churches in general. Continue reading...

Uppance has come

Subscriber onlyThe usually smooth Asa Hutchinson and the often-cocky Tim Griffin got a little comeuppance Thursday. Continue reading...

Campaign calculus

Subscriber onlyBill Clinton got elected president light years ago in 1992 when the South actually could put a Democrat in office. Continue reading...

Rapert’s revolution

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Jason Rapert, who lives in Bigelow and works in Conway, is mad. Continue reading...

Enter the entertainer

Subscriber onlyWell, I ran into Mike Huckabee the other day. Continue reading...

Why destroy what’s working?

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

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