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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 17:33:00

Voices from Little Rock fast food workers at today's protest for higher wages

Protesters at the "Fight for 15" demonstrations today in Little Rock and North Little Rock speak about why they're demanding better wages. It's a more coherent and energetic movement than many people realize.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 13:37:40

Pew Research: Middle class size, income shrinks

The non-partisan Pew Research Center has released a report headlined "The Lost Decade of the Middle Class: Fewer, Poorer, Gloomier," that finds the last decade has seen the largest decline in family incomes since the end of World War II.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 06:44:12

Super PACs: A handful of super wealthy take over politics

It's only further elaboration on the well-established, but I recommend Thomas Edsall's examination of how a handful of super wealthy are exercising inordinate influence over presidential politics with their mammoth contributions to Super PACs.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 07:08:06

What Citizens United has wrought

More reporting from the New York Times on secrecy attached to the enormous contributions (from a PO box, for example) being made to Super PACs in support of presidential candidates thanks to the Citizens United ruling.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 11:18:29

Mitt Romney's tone deafness

It continues to beat all. From TPM: Mitt Romney on CNN Wednesday morning said he is concerned about the heart of America.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 06:54:36

Failure to deliver for veterans UPDATE

Stephens Media columnist Steve Brawner takes off from the fight over placement of a veterans service center in Little Rock to the failure of the country to adequately serve millitary people when they come home from the wars they've fought.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 15:16:19

Renaud brothers Occupy doc debuts tonight

The Renaud brothers documentary on Occupy Wall Street premieres tonight on The Current.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:53:06

Republicans in Congress — it's all about the stunts

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin had a press release Internet ready when Republicans passed legislation to address a problem that doesn't exist.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:52:00

1 percenters rule with Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans today filibusteredthe nomination of Richard Crodray to head the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:24:13

Waltons could buy a third of U.S. population

Salon reports on an economist's analysis of the wealth of the Walton family. It puts it terms you can understand.

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    The New York Times reports that some Republicans are trending away from the lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach to criminal justice embraced by the party's old guard, in part out of a recognition that minority votes matter now more than ever. Asa Hutchinson wants to reach out to black voters — what better place to start?
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    The Baxter Bulletin reported today on a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Baxter County resident over the Nativity scene that has been erected on the Baxter County Courthouse lawn for decades by local lawyer Rick Spencer.
  • Live: Weedhorse, Flat Top Tony and John Neal Rock and Roll at Revolution (Photos)

    I arrived at The Rev Room Friday at 7:15 p.m., as a bartender was setting up for a busy night. I saw Mark Colbert (soundman) and Mark Sadler (lighting) and we talked shop a while. I saw Samantha "Sam" Allen (venue manager) and we caught up as well. Soon I met and interviewed Richie Barnard, the website coordinator for the Little Rock Scene, whose 10 Year Anniversary we were here to celebrate.
  • Here's to Hutchinson, McCain and American revulsion at torture

    On Nov. 16, 1776, Gen. George Washington stood on the Jersey Palisades and peered across the Hudson River through his telescope as the British tortured American militiamen who had surrendered and then put them to the sword. Hearing the screams of his men, according to an aide, Washington turned and sobbed "with the tenderness of a child."
  • Easy on the pay raises

    An independent commission appointed by the governor, legislative leaders and the chief justice began work last week to fulfill part of Issue 3, the constitutional amendment that eased term limits, banned lobbyist gifts to legislators (sort of) and provided a mechanism for pay raises.

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