An effort to abolish the office of lieutenant governor, the Little Rock City Board and late-night clubs, the latest sign of trouble among Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court, a leaked Tea Party memo and a rare admission by Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast.
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
The Republican National Convention morphed from a dumpster fire to what one commentator called a "nuclear dumpster fire" last night — from the booing of Ted Cruz to a prediction of a nuclear attack on the U.S. to the nominee's seeming repudiation of NATO. And then there was the disingenuous Tom Cotton, managing to look sane amidst all this. /more/
The New York Times writes more about the potential Republican presidential candidates in 2020, such as Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who are using the current Republican National Convention to network for the future. /more/
The Twittersphere wasn't kind about Sen. Tom Cotton's speech Monday night to the Republican National Convention. Biggest ouch: Implication that he got his signature refrain from John Kerry's 2004 DNC speech. /more/
With his usual command of history, Ernest Dumas writes this week about how a slim majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court stood the state Constitution on its head by creating law to preserve the death penalty. /more/
Sen.Tom Coton was in the spotlight yesterday — for a Republican National Convention speech that barely mentioned the party's nominee and also for his continuing obstruction of judicial confirmations in the U.S. Senate. /more/
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
Today, Rep. Greg Leding filed HB 1959, which adds four words to the state civil rights law to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, property transactions, credit or the political process on grounds of "sexual orientation, gender identity." The law already protects in cases of race, religion, national origin or disabilities.