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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
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
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
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