Through thick and thin, there has always been one group of dedicated Americans whose support for President George W. Bush has been unwavering: The wealthy.
Tough questions face us in Iraq and it's time to confront them directly.
One reason why the South remained solidly Democratic during the mid-20th century was the enduring gratitude to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who brought electricity to the poor, rural parts of the region. According to one historical account, “Althou
I found myself in an unusual place around 5 p.m. on a recent weekday: On Cantrell Road, west of Mississippi Street, driving toward downtown. Normally I would be headed in the opposite direction, sitting in the slow-moving traffic and unaware of how f
The formal coalitions in the Arkansas Senate — the “Brotherhood” versus the “Otherhood” — are well-documented. More interesting, however, are some accidental alliances in the state House of Representatives that cut across partisan and ideological div
Will merit pay for public school teachers lead to better academic performance by students? I don’t know. So far the results are inconclusive.
Arkansas has all of the elements in place for an exciting year of presidential politics.
The most frustrating thing about rising fuel prices is that we are powerless to do anything about them, at least in the short term. We know potential solutions exist, but they always seem to be blocked by those who have an interest in keeping us dependent
In the days leading up to the opening of the new legislative session this week, the big debate was about tax cuts.
The real hope for Arkansas lies in self-sufficiency, which is derived from conservation, fresh thinking and making the most of what you have.
With a Democratic governor taking office next month after more than 10 years of a Republican administration, you would think lots of things would change. You would be wrong.
People who are responsible for the Iraq war deserve blame and punishment for their actions.
Mass marketing techniques are finding their way into the hands of political strategists, who are applying them to voter identification and outreach. While that sounds logical and inevitable, it has consequences that already are altering our democracy in f
Almost a month has passed since Election Day, and I’m still troubled by what happened in Waldenburg. Randy Wooten was in a three-way race for mayor of the small Poinsett County town. Both of his opponents each received 18 votes, but he received none.
Starting in January, John Boozman will be the new top dog in the Arkansas Republican Party. Like the king of a desert island, the mild-mannered congressman from Northwest Arkansas inherits his new status mainly by surviving. But as the only Republican
Even before this year’s elections were decided, speculation about the 2008 presidential sweepstakes was well underway. Forget about the impending Democratic takeover of both houses of Congress. The Oct. 23 edition of Time magazine ran a cover story tit
It’s neither popular nor gratifying to point out that the Green Party and independent candidates underperformed in the 2006 Arkansas elections, but it’s impossible to ignore.
Arkansas Republicans made their last stand against Mike Beebe in the form of three television ads broadcast during the final two weeks of the gubernatorial campaign.
Barron’s, the weekly Wall Street newspaper, is bucking conventional wisdom by predicting that the Republicans will retain control of the U.S. House and Senate.
Only a year ago, conservative columnist (and Arkansas native) Wesley Pruden wrote about Louisiana Democrats who were “barely hanging on to their fragile control of state offices,” and added, “Louisiana and Arkansas are the last Southern states nurturing l