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Oct 14, 2014 5:34pm

If you can be counted among the friends on my Facebook page you may know that, disgusted by the outcome of the Monday Night Football game — not won-loss result per se, I needed more points out of...

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Election Shows GOP Shift, Private Option’s Troubles

Jan 23, 2014 7:05am

They had a state Senate election the other day in Jonesboro, the candidates spent money and campaigned, and it may not have mattered. One candidate had an “R” beside his name, and the other had a...

Cotton Contrast With Pryor On Abortion

Jan 22, 2014 7:05am

The 2014 Senate race between incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton will feature many contrasts between the candidates.

Most notably, the Cotton campaign will...

Special Election Pinpoints Problems In New Voter ID Law

Jan 21, 2014 7:05am

The special election for the vacant state Senate District 21 seat could have been quite controversial if it had been closer. Perhaps the result will at least provide state officials with a hint...

UA Economist Says 2014 Will Look A Lot Like 2013

Jan 20, 2014 4:17pm

Speaking at the 20th annual University of Arkansas economic forecast luncheon in Rogers on Thursday, economist Kathy Deck said that for the Arkansas economy 2014 will look a lot like the...

Independent, But Not Voting That Way

Jan 19, 2014 6:05am

Forty-two percent of Americans consider themselves neither a Republican nor a Democrat, according to a Gallup poll released the other day. That’s the highest percentage since Gallup started asking...

For GOP, 2014 A Should-Win, Must-Win

Jan 16, 2014 6:02am

The 2014 elections aren’t just a should-win nationally for the Republican Party. They’re almost a must-win.

The party, which controls the U.S. House and needs six seats to retake the Senate...

Racing Interests Slip Two Through

Jan 15, 2014 7:05am

The fact that lobbying interests still have a strong influence on legislation passed by the Arkansas General Assembly should surprise no one. In fact, since the enactment of term limits most...

Responding To Darr And Shoffner

Jan 12, 2014 6:05am

Arkansas has seven constitutional officers: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and land commissioner. In the past year, two of them, first...

State Government’s Spare Tire

Jan 09, 2014 8:05am

There’s been a lot of talk these past few weeks about whether Arkansas ought to get rid of its current lieutenant governor, and probably not enough talk about getting rid of the office itself....

The Natural State Bowl

Jan 08, 2014 8:00am

With the Arkansas Razorbacks out of the bowl picture again, I’ve turned to the Arkansas State Red Wolves for my home state bowl fix the past two years. They did not disappoint with a thrilling win...

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