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June 6, 2023

Dead #arleg bills that still haunt Arkansas

Arkansas’s 2023 legislative session was marked by a series of culture wars. From being argued on social media to being debated in committees, multiple bills were based on outright discrimination…
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June 6, 2023

Recognize Propaganda: Alexa Henning’s tweet

Propaganda is a powerful communications technique meant to mislead and/or promote a particular cause or ideology. We'll explore propaganda more in-depth in a separate post, but let's break down a…
June 3, 2023

Sanders attacks Judiciary for rulings she doesn’t like

For the past week, Governor Sarah Sanders has attacked the Arkansas judiciary for rulings she doesn’t like, endangering our system of checks and balances. On Friday, May 26 a judge…
May 31, 2023

The Power of AR Constitution

Upholding the state Constitution means defending the people's direct democracy access. So why are leaders dismissing these guaranteed rights? The Constitution serves as the bedrock of American democracy and the…
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May 25, 2023

Diagnosing Arkansas’s Rural Health Crisis, Part I

AR is in a rural healthcare crisis. In a two part series, we’ll break down what’s happening with rural healthcare and how it impacts you. The Natural State is one…
May 10, 2023

Walton Arts Center and NWA Pride cut ties, first big fallout of “Drag Bill” becoming law

Despite the amendments to SB43’s that removed restrictions on drag, the Walton Arts Center says drag performances for minors are no longer permitted. As a result, NWA Pride announced it…
May 6, 2023

Amateur hour in Arkansas: Sanders and Legislature bungle LEARNS emergency clause

Arleg forgot to take a separate vote on the LEARNS Act emergency clause, rendering the emergency null and void. Will this interrupt the new law's timeline?  UPDATE: Ms. Noland has…
May 6, 2023

What’s the deal with school board elections anyway?

Once a bland electoral endeavor, school board races are now the intersection of local politics and culture wars. Here's why you should get informed and be a voter. Bur first,…
May 2, 2023

Keeping eyes on Higher Ed

With LEARNS passed, we’re keeping our eyes on the state’s higher education systems Session is over and our session roundup is complete, so let’s ponder what may be in the…
April 24, 2023

Shame, not sense, guides the Arkansas Senate

Soft hands, Sanders mania, and legacy of degradation create a storm of shame. The Arkansas Senate makes for good television, doesn’t it? From screaming matches to legislators storming out of…
April 18, 2023

Does our new tax policy help regular Arkansans?

Despite what proponents say, Arkansas’s new income tax cuts won't help working-class folks get ahead. The last major piece of legislation to come out of the 94th General Assembly was…
April 18, 2023

Next book banning target is Saline County

Dan will be at the county’s quorum court meeting tonight with the extremist group Moms for Liberty Saline County is next on the book-banning, library-defunding train, barreling toward full-on fascist…
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