A jury of six men and six women was seated today for the trial of Tim Howard which is to begin Monday. In a subsequent pretrial hearing, for which the jury was not present, Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan denied the motion filed last week by Howard's attorney that had sought dismissal of the charges against Howard due to alleged prosecutor misconduct. /more/
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton continues his bellicose ways with an interview in which he said bombing Iran's nuclear facilties would take only a few days and resemble President Clinton's order for strikes in Iraq in 1998. /more/
On this week's podcast, Max and Lindsey talk about how the just concluded Arkansas General Assembly’s obsession with God and gays erupted in a national controversy. We’ll also offer a quick review of what this legislature left in its wake. It won’t be pretty. /more/
Sen. Tom Cotton's attempt to turn a question about anti-gay legislation in Arkansas into another comment on the evil Iran — they hang gays in Iran, he said, urging critics of the law to get some "perspective" — continues to draw fire. /more/
Protesters greeted Tom Cotton today at an event held by the Foreign Policy Initiative, the neocon think tank founded by Cotton cheerleaders Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan, called (of course) "Will Congress provide for the Common Defense? National Security priorities in an increasingly dangerous world." /more/
The resignation of Dexter Suggs, Little Rock’s new civil rights ordinance, the latest on the Eureka Springs fight over a nondiscrimination ordinance and Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Common Core — all covered on this week's podcast.
Indiana Wesleyan University says it is "aware" of plagiarism allegation against Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs and takes it "seriously." Does that mean an investigation is underway? They won't say.
The departure of Dexter Suggs as interim Little Rock school superintendent after controversy over management decisions, a legally dubious investigation of some district teachers and a plagiarism allegation, has drawn attention in Indiana, where Suggs previously worked as a top administrator in Indiana schools.