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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama's momentous day edition

Posted by on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

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President Obama standing up for civil rights, Mike Huckabee getting attention as a vice presidential candidate, Warren Stephens talking like a liberal, central Little Rock neighborhoods talking back to the Technology Park Authority — all covered this week, a day earlier than usual because I'm not going to be around tomorrow.

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Speaking of Mike Huckabee, Warren Stephens

  • Huckabee: "I'm beginning to think that there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States"

    April 13, 2014
    BREAKING: Former Gov. (and Superhypothetical '16 presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee said something dumb. Of course, we're used to Huckabee gleefully spewing nonsense that might offend folks in these parts. This time he managed to stick his foot in his mouth far enough at yesterday's New Hampshire Freedom Summit to arouse bipartisan condemnation. /more/
  • Mike Huckabee continues his Superhypothetical run

    March 26, 2014
    Mark Leibovich coined a term to describe Huckabee and his ilk in a recent New York Times magazine story: the Superhypothetical, "those professional noncandidates whose franchises depend largely on people speculating about what they might run for and their own willingness to engage in public indecision about it (all while assuring us, of course, that they are flattered and humbled by our interest)." /more/
  • Chick-fil-A CEO regrets getting into gay marriage debate

    March 18, 2014
    What will Mike Huckabee say? Will Republicans now have a new obligatory foodstuff for tailgate parties? Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, prompted in part by a talk with a gay friend and also by business realities, now indicates he made a mistake in getting involved in the same-sex marriage debate. /more/
  • Mike Huckabee: It's always about the money

    March 9, 2014
    Mike Huckabee, the Florida tax exile, is drawing critical attention for the sketchy businesses that pay him to advertise on his widely circulated e-mail blasts. Don't hold HIM responsible for any charlatans you might encounter, says the Huckster. /more/
  • Huckabee plans book, said to be tied to 2016 presidential run

    March 6, 2014
    The Washington Examiner reports that Mike Huckabee has signed a book deal with St. Martin's Press for a book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy." It's said to be a policy prescription from the Huck to be issued in late 2015 as a platform for a presidential run in 2016. /more/
  • Conservative leader Bill Gothard placed on leave after sexual harassment allegations

    March 6, 2014
    The Washington Post reports that Bill Gothard, leader of a conservative Christian institute, had been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual harassment of women in the ministry and failure to report child sexual abuse. Gothard has had a number of Arkansas connections over the years. /more/
  • The Tyranny of the Minority Edition

    February 21, 2014
    How much we hate the Arkansas legislature and minority rule, what Asa Hutchinson and French Hill think about the private option, a new congressional candidate, whether a casino might be in Little Rock's future and the vocal stylings of Warren Stephens — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • Undercover among the 1 per centers: book recounts Warren Stephens in a rebel cap

    February 18, 2014
    New York magazine provides a book excerpt from a man, Kevin Roose, who went undercover in the secret initiation rites of a Wall Street fraternity — the 1 percent of the 1 percent. Shades of Mitt Romney, the sights he saw at the dinner in January 2012. They included Little Rock tycoon Warren Stephens singing new lyrics, tailored to Wall Street, to "Dixie." The performance was captured on audio. /more/
  • Libido wrangler

    January 30, 2014
    Cold showers instead of birth-control pills may be a plank in the next Republican platform, if Mike Huckabee has his way. /more/
  • Partying like it's 1999

    January 30, 2014
    Nov. 8, 2016, remains more than a thousand days away, but the 2016 race for president moved into a decidedly higher gear this week. /more/
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