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Critical Greed Theory in Arkansas

Past experience be damned, Arkansas Republicans plan to slash income taxes.
picture of statue of J. William Fulbright at the University of Arkansas campus

Memorializing Fulbright

Consider the whole of his career.
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Messages to JFK from the Faubus clan reveal a house divided

The saga of Bonnie and Jack.

Two cities, two historic massacres: Memory and trauma in Tulsa and Elaine

Right now, most of the white elected officials in Arkansas seem willing to ignore the fact that Arkansas was a part of the Red Summer of 1919. We must learn that our past will continue to be our present, and will be cemented into our future, if our state does not officially acknowledge and reconcile its past beyond ubiquitous discussions of the 1957 Central High School integration crisis.
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The assault on voting rights

In service of Trump's lies.

The party of voter suppression

Limiting democracy is the goal of Republicans in Arkansas and beyond.
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The origins of the Jan. 6 insurrection

We’ve known of the threats of domestic terrorism for three decades.
2021 pandemic

Arkansas drops COVID-19 directives, erasing months of progress in an instant

The governor's decision to roll back COVID-19 protocols puts Arkansans at risk. Scientist, mom and community organizer Julee Jaeger shares her view from Pickles Gap.
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The future of the cult Trump created

On Nov. 3, 2016, we answered, affirmatively, the question of whether a modern democratic republic like the United States could actually choose a psychopath as the head of the government, as Germany had in 1933 when it installed Adolf Hitler as chancellor.

The cult of Trump

That was some scary business the week after the presidential election and beyond in many parts of the country, including our tranquil little state. It was a level of hate and ferocity not experienced in American or local politics in a lifetime. 
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Trump will forever be known as a loser

Come Jan. 20, there will be no more Trump presidency and no coup d’état assisted by either his Supreme Court, a beheaded military run by addled conspiracists or another freakish alignment in the electoral college.

What Justice Barrett will mean for the Supreme Court

Nothing good.

One-term Trump

Barring an October surprise.

Looking out for business, not people in Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson issued an executive order protecting employers from suits by employees who believe they contracted COVID-19 at work.

But governor, who will shop at Dillard's when we're dead?

There are a number of reasons Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith use to rationalize their lack of action, but their reasoning seems too skewed toward economic health instead of public health.

The ides of March for Trump

Biden and coronavirus attack.

Trump won't be re-elected

Hope for Democrats.

Clinton probes discover zilch

More fake scandals.

Trump's Russian connection in Arkansas, Bud Cummins

What's Arkansas got to do with Donald Trump's Russian intrigues? Ask Bud Cummins.

Ernest Dumas reflects on John Walker

A veteran journalist reflects on the life of civil rights champion John Walker.
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