Brummett's column on religion and politics was timely. Despite the indication that other issues are more important these days, it doesn't mean politicians aren't still taking care to water the religionist roots of the Republican Party.
Reader "Waterboy" added this comment on the Sunday night open line, but I thought I'd call further attention to his contribution to the argument that the Little Rock Board of Directors should change leadership of Central Arkansas Water Tuesday by rejecting the reappointment of lawyer Jane Dickey, who's already had 11 years on the commission.
Interesting article here notes that Monday is John White's final day as chancellor at the University of Arkansas and also the final day of the payout agreement with former basketball coach Nolan Richardson (right).
The single most important reason why Obama must win: For much of its term, the Supreme Court muted last year's noisy dissents, warmed to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s vision of narrow, incremental decisions and continued a slow but hardly steady move to the right.
Interesting legal fight here. An ex-cop who says he suffered permanent injuries by being shot in the ankle on the job, has been denied benefits by the state Workers Comp Commission, which apparently doesn't believe he was injured.
Terry Mohajir, the athletic director at Arkansas State University, has not covered himself in glory in response to the matter of Christian crosses being made a part of uniform dress of the ASU football team this year.
Gov. Mike Beebe dismisses Republican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge's suggestion that politics somehow played a role in her negative evaluation by the Department of Human Services when she resigned a staff job in 2007.
If you didn't understand the specifics, you might find irony in the fact that Arkansas liquor stores have contributed $1.2 million — so far — to an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties.
J. French Hill, the 9th-generation Arkansan and millionaire banker, made it clear over the weekend that he does not yet have a position on the ballot initiative to raise the Arkansas minimum wage, currently worth $13,000 a year for a full-time worker.