THE BLUES: Taj Mahal plays this past weekend at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena. Last week's "Where in Arkansas?" photo was taken on US 65 at St Joe just north of town. Congratulations to winner Sandra Jackson.
A bipartisan group including Mary Bentley and Tachany Evans warns voters against Issue 3, a campaign ethics ballot initiative this November that would smuggle in looser term limits for legislators in the process. Bentley, a Republican, and Evans, a Democrat, are running for state representative in Districts 73 and 68 respectively.
The fake polling operation by Republican Stacy Hurst's campaign for state House barked up the wrong tree today. Retired Justice Jack Holt said he was voting for Clarke Tucker no matter what information they were putting out.
Upon first venturing to write about politics 20 years ago, I held naive views about political journalism. Specifically, I imagined that factual accuracy mattered as it did in the kinds of books and magazine pieces I'd written on non-political topics — opinionated, yes, but grounded in careful reporting.
Also, "Dardanelle Boys Often Come Home From Washington When They Need Residency to Run for Congress," rich guys don't understand the minimum wage, the prodigal gun and Tom Cotton and dirty telephone tricks.