Ernest Dumas

Trump and Putin

For whatever solace it might offer, one positive from Vladimir Putin’s genocide and plunder of Ukraine is that we no longer have to wait in ignorance for some future revelation — perhaps from a source such as, let’s say, the Kremlin archives in 2052 — of what lay behind the strange and now nearly decade-old partnership of the little dictator and the future leader of the free world. 
IT Arkansas job board

A cycle of presidential malfeasance

Trump is part of a tradition.

Tax cut fallacies in Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas legislature push forward another massive giveaway to the rich.

The age of ignorance

Where paranoia flourishes.
picture of former Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus withWayne, Delia and Linda Cude. Their father refused to vaccinate them.

Yes, Arkansas can (and does) require vaccinations

The modern perils of Archie Cude. 

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.

Messages to JFK from the Faubus clan reveal a house divided

The saga of Bonnie and Jack.

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.

The origins of the Jan. 6 insurrection

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

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.

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.

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.