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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. 

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.

With your help, we will get through this

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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.
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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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1957 redux

The rivers of history tend to flow parallel and from time to time they intersect with calamitous effect, as the government this fall taught us in Arkansas once again.

The shame of Bentonville

A new Facebook page caught my attention earlier this year. The page, titled "Shame of Bentonville," lists its purpose as a place to share facts, documents and solutions related to removing the Confederate statue from the Bentonville Square. The recent vandalism of the monument has it back in the news.

It Could Be Worse: John Bolton's ouster as national security advisor makes us safer

People have to look for solace and hope wherever they can find them in these scary Trumpist times, and I view my job to be helping their search for peace of mind. 

Bikes, Blues and Nazi merchandise

In addition to Bikes, Blues and BBQ's ever-present Confederate flag souvenirs and, this year, a gun tent in the Walton Arts Center parking lot, there are vendors on Dickson Street selling swastika and SS patches, along with items that say "This is the USA, We Speak English," "Virginity Can Be Cured" and other phrases referencing sexual harassment and body parts too demeaning to women to include here.

Hawley Woods' campaign makes a good couple of weeks for Arkansas Democrats even better

It has been a good couple of weeks for Democrats and progressives in Arkansas.

'Lean Back' podcast live in Fayetteville and an interview with the hosts

Dr. Lisa Corrigan and Laura Weiderhaft bring their "Lean Back: Critical Feminist Conversations" podcast home to Fayetteville 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, for a live recording. If you are unfamiliar with the series Paste Magazine called, along with "Chapo Trap House" and NPR’s "On the Money," a top podcast of 2017, you are missing out.
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