Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, touts today a web video that illustrates a key difference with Republican incumbent Sen. John Boozman: Money in politics.
* The $3 million in PAC contributions Boozman has received as a candidate.
* Boozman's vote against the Disclose Act, which would require disclosure of sources of money spent by independent political groups.
* Boozman's refusal to join efforts to repeal Citizens United, which opened the floodgates on corporate spending in political races.
Eldridge said he'd vote to overturn Citizens United and to end secret dark money spending in political races. "No one is going to buy me," he says.
Money in politics? Republicans think it's more important to shut down the Clinton Foundation, lest money spent by corporate interests finds its way to charitable use. For Boozman, dark money charity begins at home. And he wants to keep it that way.
Democrat Conner Eldridge finally got his one debate with Republican U.S. Senator John Boozman today on AETN (along with Libertarian Frank Gilbert) and it was mostly an hour of well-worn talking points. /more/
Enough with the men — particularly Arkansans in Congress — who invoke their female relatives when they deplore Donald Trump's sexist remarks. Consider it in context of their votes on women's issues and the paternalism implicit in such responses. /more/
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work one justice short because of the unprecedented roadblock Republican senators have thrown up to considering President Obama's nomination of the thoroughly uncontroversial Merrick Garland to fill the late Antonin Scalia chair. /more/
Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, says another senatorial debate is scheduled at noon Friday at Philander Smith College. He and Libertarian Frank Gilbert will participate. Eldridge said that incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman has been invited. /more/
Conner Eldridge has now taken to YouTube to formally invite Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman to debate. We're guessing that won't be "formal" enough for the senator, whose plan is to dodge appearing with Eldridge to the maximum extent possible. /more/
Nineteen teams are putting the finishing touches at this minute on whole hogs and pork butts in our annual Arkansas Times Hog Roast, which begins at 1 p.m. today at Argenta Plaza on Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.
The National Education Policy Center, a Colorado-based institution that is frequently opposed to the so-called "reform" movement embodied by the Walton-financed Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, has issued its 2014 Bunkum Awards, which include a grand prize to the University of Arkansas for what it believes to be flawed research.
Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.