In a year in which politics has prevented passage of much significant in Congress, a potential huge victory is possible for the Obama administration — improvement in juvenile justice. Problem: U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton. /more/
The Family Council, the right-wing religious group, distributed a statement today lauding Sen. Tom Cotton for sponsoring a bill that supposedly would stop "predatory Internet gambling." Psst. Arkansas already has Internet gambling. /more/
Phyllis Schlafly, mother, attorney and longtime antifeminist, died recently. What Schlafly promoted was not novel or new. Men had been saying that men and women were not equal for years. However, anti-feminism, anti-women language had much more power coming from a woman who professed to be looking out for the good of all women and families. /more/
The Southwest Times Records reports here on the lamentations of Arkansas business leaders and politicians about the new federal rule on the pay level at which employees must receive overtime pay. Some of the same people are hungry for government handouts for themselves. /more/
Again: Evidence that the so-called "ethics amendment" did little to stop the flow of corporate money to candidates for legislature. One guy controls seven PACs, each giving near the limit to the same candidate. Apparently it's legal. Clearly, the law should change. /more/
Vox explains chapter and verse of the fake controversy ginned up by nationally televised remarks by Sen. Tom Cotton translated by the Drudge Report, Donald Trump and the local Cotton sycophancy chorus that Hillary Clinton's emails led to Iran's execution of a scientist, Shahram Amiri, believed to have provided intelligence to the U.S. /more/
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.