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Ernest Dumas

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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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. 

The long political history of universal health care

That old bogeyman Ulysses S. Socialism has arrived again on the usual signal — an approaching election where medical care and social welfare are big issues with voters and politicians. It has been so for more than a century, although memories, as always, are in short supply.

Showing crooks God’s love

If you are among the many Arkansans who weep over the occasionally stern treatment of white-collar crooks, July 29 had to be a heartwarming day.
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