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Often, the political landscape is marked by distant rumblings that easily can be ignored. Occasionally, there’s a tremor that jolts but then is forgotten. And then sometimes, the ground shifts.

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We hate time clocks and time cards. They were among the curses of our existence back in our newspaper days. Falsification of a time card was a dismissible offense, as was punching a co-worker in or out on the clock. Can’t cheat the boss. So, what are we to expect from Arkansas State Sens. Ma…

It’s hard to imagine a government program more worthy than one that would provide health benefits to war veterans injured by toxic fumes. In fact, it’s so worthy that it’s worth paying for.

Citizen-led ballot issue groups have until June 8 to publish the title of their proposed constitutional amendments in an Arkansas newspaper. This deadline, which comes with a financial cost, has forced some groups to end their signature collecting efforts.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders enjoyed a landslide win in last week’s primary elections, but she actually only won the votes of 16.4% of the state’s registered voters, and she would have been on her way to the Governor’s Mansion with only half of that.

The Southeastern Conference’s slogan at one time was, “It just means more.” Last week was a reminder that it more accurately might be, “It sometimes means too much.”

You can look at the way my family and I spent part of our morning last Tuesday as a disappointment, an exercise in futility, or an enormous historical blessing. I choose the latter.

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Arkansas Supreme Court candidates don’t have a party label next to their name on the ballot, but almost all of them this year have a history in partisan politics.

Arkansas voters may see several different court races on their ballot this month. Early voting is under way for judges in Arkansas and Election Day is Tuesday, May 24.

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.

If you have ever done any investing at all, you’ve no doubt seen that warning: “Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.” The investment companies are required by law to remind you of that. Sort of like that warning on cigarette packs that this stuff is dangerous. You probably …

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.

If voters want a say in who governs them at the county and state levels, in many parts of Arkansas they probably should vote in the Republican primaries even if they aren’t Republicans.

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.

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The biggest question in Arkansas politics during this May primary season is whether its quiet senator will avoid a runoff against one of his more outspoken opponents.

Are you looking at your sample ballot for the May 24 Arkansas primary? There are a lot of elected jobs on the ballot that people might not be as familiar with as they'd like to be.