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/

Scary Granny Pelosi

June 7, 2018
Nancy Pelosi has replaced Barack Obama as the all-purpose bete noir of Republican politicians, including Arkansas's, but will she be as potent as the black president? /more/

Darkly paid judges

May 31, 2018
This is the third Arkansas election cycle in a row where corporate interests have used the cover of dark money and semisecret political action committees to try to install cozy appellate judges. /more/

Flooding the swamp

May 17, 2018
It became clear the first week of his presidency what Donald Trump meant with his repeated campaign pledges to "drain the swamp," the moneyed culture of Wall Street and corporate lobbyists who dictate the laws and rules of governing in Washington. /more/

Politics rule in court

May 10, 2018
One of the privileges of a columnist is to beat a dead horse, and a recurring liberty of this one is to mourn the decline of the rule of law, which, like nearly everything in the public sphere, is now displaced by politics. /more/

Pray for the poor

May 3, 2018
Praying for the poor was always a harmless offense in the halls of government, as long as you never insinuated that leaders should actually help the downtrodden and infirm. But last week, it got a Jesuit priest fired as the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. /more/

She's no Jeff Sessions

April 26, 2018
Wouldn't it be refreshing if Arkansas had an attorney general as dedicated to the rule of law as Jeff Sessions? /more/

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