Steve Benen writes at MSNBC about the dishonesty in Republicans — with no alternatives to offer on Iran — say it is false when Democrats say the only option Republicans are offering to diplomacy is military. Evidence: Arkansas's warhawk, Sen. Tom Cotton. /more/
Maybe this guy will come to Arkansas if the Satanic Temple is able to install its 9-foot-tall statue of the goat-headed Satanic deity Baphomet on the state Capitol grounds. The monument was unveiled in Detroit last night to a crowd of around 700. The Satanic Temple says it'll soon bring the statue to Arkansas.
Ernest Dumas writes about the difficulties faced by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in matching the achievements of Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, even though he, like the majority of the legislature is a Republican. In short, Hutchinson needs Obamacare money, though his party rests on a foundation that hates Obamacare.
A two-week cruise from Vancouver to Alaska was nicely timed for the August heat wave. It dipped into the 40s during my visit to the Hubbard Glacier, loudly "calving" with mighty booms of cracking ice. Here's a brief politically tinged travelogue.
If one were of a low and suspicious nature regarding the New York Times' historically inept Washington Bureau, one might suspect yet another example of the "Clinton Rules" — that is, a shaky allegation unsupported by facts.
Cabot District Judge Joe O'Bryan, arrested last Friday night for an alleged drunken assault on his girlfriend, should be suspended from the bench while his misdemeanor case is pending, the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission decided today. The Commission also confirmed an ongoing investigation against another district judge over using criminal defendants for personal work.
The website BuzzFeed has devoted a serious amount of digital acreage to the recent Miss Gay Arkansas pageant, seemingly an oddity in this rural state except that this pageant has a long history and the first Miss Gay America was from Arkansas.