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A tale of two taxes A tale of two taxes August 10, 2011
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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

  • 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?
  • Love vs. womp, womp

    I sense that former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's response to the separation of a girl with Down's syndrome from her parent at our southern border will pop up on documentaries about the Trump era for decades.
  • The battle over Issue 1

    The odds are that the most spending in a statewide campaign in Arkansas this year will not be for a constitutional office, but instead in a battle over a proposed state constitutional amendment.
  • Kennedy's half-baked ruling

    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.
  • Primary thoughts

    While results from Arkansas's primary elections last week are still not final, they are cemented enough for some analysis of the numbers.
  • Ways to serve

    Last Friday, the statewide newspaper included two prominent headlines about former Arkansas state senators. On the front page was the story of former Sen. Jon Woods' conviction on 15 of 17 counts in a federal public corruption case in Fayetteville, a trial masterfully reported throughout by the veteran Arkansas journalist Doug Thompson. On the front of the Arkansas section was a celebratory obituary observing the death of former Sen. Jim Argue (D-Little Rock) from an aggressive kidney cancer. Two very different headlines about two very different men who happened to hold the same public office.
  • Medicaid favor

    Arkansas's distinctive form of Medicaid expansion has been precarious since its creation in 2013 by a bipartisan coalition.
  • On institutions

    American conservatism has taken many often contradictory, but more often overlapping forms over recent decades.
 

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