Billy Fleming

A new center

June 14, 2018
There's a new center in Arkansas politics, and abortion rights, Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, decriminalized marijuana and LGBTQ rights are its defining issues. /more/

Jay Barth

Kennedy's half-baked ruling

June 7, 2018
In his majority opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with Jack Phillips, the Colorado cake shop owner who refused to bake a cake for a reception for the wedding of two men. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Hardened

June 14, 2018
The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention this week has me thinking about two things that just can't quit each other: politics and religion. Peas and carrots to some. Oil and water to others. Either way, to write on politics in the South is to write on religion in the South. /more/

Max Brantley

The Arkansas swamp

June 14, 2018
The Arkansas Capitol is a fetid swamp of corruption and the bipartisan lack of concern tells you plenty. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Legislative boodlers

June 14, 2018
Which sounds like the best use of your taxpayer dollars: helping pay for medical care for unemployed people, or bribing and lobbying legislators and other government officials to bestow millions of your tax dollars on a corrupt organization that claims it helps poor people who have drug problems or disabilities? /more/

Guest Writer

20 years of progress

June 7, 2018
An unlikely experiment in grassroots democracy begun 20 years ago in Arkansas today boasts a rich track record of profound improvements to the state's agriculture, civil rights, education, economic, education, election, environmental and health laws. /more/

Gene Lyons

Him, again

June 14, 2018
Now that President Trump has brought us peace in our time, can we all get back to stoning Bill Clinton? Because no Christian doctrine is so universally ignored among the influential tribe of Pundit-Americans as Jesus' admonition against sexual self-righteousness: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." (John 8:7) /more/

Above the law

June 7, 2018
So this is what Republican "conservatives" prating about limited government have brought us: an authoritarian cult of personality, the braggart crybaby in the White House insisting he's above the law. /more/

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