The Clintons

November 23, 2017
I wasn't particularly excited about the 25th anniversary celebration of Bill Clinton's election. Life goes on. /more/

The smell of the swamp

November 16, 2017
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has been ravaged by the industry-wide decline in circulation and advertising, but it continues to invest in important state Capitol reporting. /more/

More guns

November 9, 2017
A gunman opened fire in a small Texas church during Sunday service, killing 26, wounding many more and ultimately shooting himself. /more/


November 2, 2017
Lawmakers can get away with a lot, particularly if the courts let them. /more/

Adieu Amazon

October 26, 2017
When Amazon said it was looking for city for a second headquarters, it was clear Little Rock couldn't be a contender any more than Bodcaw. Neither has a population of 1 million, an international airport, a huge base of high-tech workers or mass transit and housing to provide the urban environment Amazon wants. /more/

Caution: government at work

October 19, 2017
I have several government targets this week. /more/

Pork barrel III

October 12, 2017
Mike Wilson, the Jacksonville lawyer and former state representative, for the third time last week won a victory for the Arkansas Constitution and taxpayers and set back pork barreling. /more/

Fishy lawmaking

October 5, 2017
Last week, the legislature decided not to press a fight that could have further upended a balance of power in Arkansas already tilted too far in favor of the legislative branch. /more/

LR Central at 70

September 28, 2017
The city of Little Rock has finished its "Reflections on Progress" observance of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School and the people most affected managed to put well-placed asterisks on the notion that this was a story all about racial progress. /more/


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    • Nov 9, 2017
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