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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...

Playing the Trump card

Subscriber onlyArkansas Republicans have outdone not only Arkansas Democrats, but themselves. Continue reading...

Cries of Chicken Little

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: A version of this column was first published online-only on Wednesday. Continue reading...

The odds on Hillary

Subscriber onlyI'll tell you now the same thing I told you at this point in 2007. It's that Hillary Clinton is sure-as-shooting going to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Continue reading...

The sky is … falling?

Subscriber onlyThe most liberal person in mainstream American politics, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, said over the weekend that he respects religious liberty and would never support removing any tax exemption from religiously affiliated organizations. Continue reading...

Rage against reason

Subscriber onlyWe now know that members of the state Senate's Republican caucus engaged in an email conversation Thursday evening. Continue reading...

Rurale profundities

Subscriber onlyTwo requests poured in that I venture just east of the White River for a visit with Bubba McCoy--that self-styled Landers of the Delta, the rotund rascal who calls his business "Bubba's Auto Emporum" and refuses to listen when I tell him the word is "emporium." Continue reading...

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