posted: 03/31/2015 2:50 a.m.
Timing and context are everything, and they place Arkansas in a most unfavorable, vulnerable and all-too-familiar light.
posted: 03/29/2015 1:43 a.m.
The Arkansas General Assembly advanced a bill last week to reinstate a law removing taxation altogether from an individual capital gain exceeding $10 million.
posted: 03/26/2015 2:55 a.m.
Because Arkansas is a farming state that relies on commercial livestock for broad livelihood, the state cannot possibly issue licenses and make inspections at dog-breeding operations, sometimes called "puppy mills."
posted: 03/25/2015 2:57 a.m.
As an advocate of less-intrusive government—yes, you heard me—I am heartened by one piece of news from the Arkansas General Assembly.
posted: 03/24/2015 2:46 a.m.
In the insular state legislative culture, especially in the term-limits era, members come to rely heavily on their leadership.
posted: 03/22/2015 1:59 a.m.
Looking for scoops or new angles on Hillary Clinton, who has been pretty well-scooped and angled already, Mother Jones magazine sent a reporter to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to scour potentially relevant archived documents.
posted: 03/19/2015 2:46 a.m.
A new education battleground has been opened. Whatever will the state do now that it has taken over the Little Rock public schools?
posted: 03/18/2015 2:49 a.m.
The specific legislative problem—which is not to imply even remotely that it rivals in significance the general tragedy of sexual abuse of a young girl—is that state Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork “went rogue,” as one of his colleagues put it.
posted: 03/17/2015 2:40 a.m.
For decades Utah has provided the gold standard in American political, cultural and religious conservatism. There is the dominance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is the nearly all-white population. There is the rugged cowboy independence.
posted: 03/15/2015 1:54 a.m.
Asa Hutchinson so wanted to be governor. He had a plan.
posted: 03/12/2015 2:44 a.m.
As a longtime watcher of Hillary Clinton, I can tell you that her session Tuesday with that media gaggle on the email imbroglio ended just in the nick of time.
posted: 03/11/2015 2:51 a.m.
We used to say politics ended at water’s edge. It was a cliché, meaning we always put aside our partisan domestic sniping for a united front on matters of our international security.
posted: 03/10/2015 3:07 a.m.
It captures the public's outrage like few stories in state government. That's because of the combustible mix of elements.
posted: 03/08/2015 1:49 a.m.
I do things so you won't have to.
posted: 03/05/2015 3:03 a.m.
Was that real American exceptionalism, the kind that makes us truly great, countenancing as it did full freedom to engage in open dialogue at the highest level, even putting a foreign leader on stage in our own most eminent government forum to oppose vigorously the foreign policy positions and pursuits of our commander in chief?