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Jimmy who? Jimmy who? It is anyone's guess whether Donald Trump will be at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020. February 01, 2018
Arkansas swings Republican November 21, 2012
A tale of two taxes A tale of two taxes August 10, 2011
Cotton and crime Cotton and crime December 06, 2018
No laughing matter No laughing matter All three of the speakers at Sunday's memorial service for former Gov. and Sen. Dale Bumpers in Little Rock highlighted Bumpers' humor as a key to his political success. January 14, 2016
GOP health care There is this little thing called the Affordable Care Act that screams "danger ahead" for Republicans in Arkansas. March 09, 2017

Recent Stories

  • Cotton and crime

    The debate over what would be the sole consequential, bipartisan legislation of the first two years of the Trump presidency is underway in the U.S. Senate, and Arkansas's high-profile junior Sen. Tom Cotton has placed himself at the center of it.
  • 2018: Complicated

    The last two election cycles redefined Arkansas politics. In 2014, the three distinguishing elements of Arkansas's politics — provincialism, personalism and populism — with roots back to the McMath era of the middle of the 20th century, died simultaneously as a Tom Cotton-style Republicanism roared into dominance in the state.
  • Campaign takeaways

    The accident of journalistic deadlines means that as I write this column, having just cast my vote at Dunbar Recreation Center, it's hours before election results begin arriving from across the city, state and nation.
  • Tough choice for Little Rock mayor

    To date, I've remained neutral in the Little Rock mayor's race for a number of reasons. As I was involved in both independent survey work in the race and in the planning for a series of five mayoral forums, I wanted to wait until after those activities were complete to take any stance. More importantly, I really wanted to watch the campaign play itself out. I wanted to see how the candidates that I know well performed through the pressure of a campaign. In the end, I've decided that Warwick Sabin is best positioned to be the kind of mayor that Little Rock needs at this vital time in our city's history.
  • Doubling up the gender gaps

    National Democrats who are focused on retaking control of the U.S. House of Representatives are banking on not one, but two gender gaps to propel them to control of that body.
  • Casual corruption

    To date, I'd remained relatively unemotional about the overlapping corruption scandals that have permeated the Arkansas legislature and have slowly been brought to light by prosecutors.
  • Superdelegate demise

    It was done so quietly that it would likely have gone unnoticed even without the news cacophony of the Trump White House, but over the weekend the Democratic National Committee took steps that will impact who will win the 2020 nomination.
  • Having the abortion conversation

    One potential game-changer on attitudes regarding abortion is a clear change in its legal status.
  • Term limits on steroids

    Are the most rigid legislative term limits in the country about to destabilize the Arkansas General Assembly and disrupt the balance of power across all of state government?

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