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  • May 18

    Goebbels’ Logic Is Left’s Quintessential “Truth”

    Hitler's propaganda man Joseph Goebbels was famous for his analysis of lies and lying: by OurVoicesAR

  • Sep 24

    Irony of Ironies: Hillary Talks “Trump’s Lies”

    As you could expect, the Clinton campaign staff is working the press ahead of Monday’s Presidential debate. Their current talking points take aim at Trump “showing a clear pattern of repeating provably false lies:” Debates are about each candidate laying out their vision for America, not making things up. Donald Trump has shown a clear... by OurVoicesAR

  • Mar 16

    Wounded Warrior Project Fires CEO, COO

    We received some pushback when we first said “My Money Won’t Go to Wounded Warrior Project” and explained how the charity was reckless with its donations. People were shocked — shocked! — that such a well meaning charity could possibly be less than transparent about how it used the money it gathers “for veterans.” We... by OurVoicesAR

  • Feb 19

    Goodson or Kemp, Who’s the Conservative?

    Who’s the conservative and how do you know? How do you learn the facts about judicial candidates when they run as “non-partisan?” (Can you base your vote on a “D” or an “R” behind someone’s name in any other race?) Who can you believe? In the Supreme Court race there’s been lots of whining about... by OurVoicesAR

  • Nov 2

    Arkansas Legislature: Fiscal Session 101

    Q:  What is the Arkansas Legislature’s fiscal session? A:  What most folks call the fiscal session is actually the final step of the legislative process of appropriating money and funding state agencies for the upcoming fiscal year that begins each July and runs through the following June. The Arkansas Legislature’s fiscal session convenes in even-numbered... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 11

    Are We Surprised at Asa?

    Apparently our Republican Governor is frustrated with certain conservative GOP state lawmakers because they won’t support a gas tax hike or the party’s continuing unholy alliance with the Democrats on Obamacare in Arkansas (the Private Option). We hear that Asa asked his staff why he wasn’t getting the same cooperation from the General Assembly that... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 16

    Conway Parks: Wish List, Promise, or Priority?

    Granny always said “actions speak louder than words,” so that alone should tell the story…  But, gee, listening to them talk, Mayor Townsell and the City Council certainly take quite a different approach to Conway parks these days. Mayor Townsell’s parks addiction is now being complicated by “ADOST” — (“Attention deficit — Oh darn, a... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 22

    Can We Agree? No March Primary!

    It’s not often (at alL!) that we can say we are in complete agreement with Progressive Democrats on just about any issue.  That’s why we should show you this. Michael Cook (former head of Arkansas Democrat party and pundit for Talk Business Arkansas), says this about why the Legislature should not move our May primary... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 21

    Presidential Primary Trade-Off: Worth It?

    While we all know political moves always involve trade-offs of some kind, it’s not always easy to figure out just what all those trade-offs are — and what they really mean. Gov. Hutchinson’s special session call now includes a move to change Arkansas’ presidential primary, and all other state/local primaries, from late May to March.... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 17

    Spirit Homes Done Deal

    by Jack Sotallaro Another seemingly done deal by the most unresponsive City Council in the state.  In a city with four wards and eight elected council members you’d think someone would hear the strident pleas of their constituents to just say no. One Council person insisted on seeing the engineer’s report before voting.  Laudable but... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 15

    Task Forces

    by Jack Sotallaro They sound like such a good idea. We have a problem and cannot find a reasonable answer, so let’s form a task force that will study the problem, bring knowledge and expertise to the table, and make a recommendation that will be the best solution.  Sounds reasonable. But not on this planet.... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    RITA: “No Taxes” But What About GIF Money?

    My friends and I are concerned about a great many details surrounding the proposed RITA project, and we keep being told “there will be no taxes” for RITA.  It’s difficult for us to understand that logic, when RITA proponents in the same sentence also talk about using federal and state grants for funding.  Guess they... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    Spirit Homes: The Empire Strikes Back

    — Submitted by a Conway resident The Mayor pulled a fast one at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.  The agenda and subsequent votes for the Spirit Homes project were structured in a peculiar way. But it was a very effective way if your goal is to reduce transparency and ram your project through without regard... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 7

    After Sine Die – What Are They Doing?

    Many people believe the members of our Arkansas Legislature only work during the session for a couple two or three months each spring.  But what — in addition to being on call responding to constituents’ questions and concerns as well as being official guests at all manner of community events and meetings — are legislators... by OurVoicesAR

  • Apr 21

    Hutchinson, GOP “Not Representing Us,” Activists Say

    Arkansas politicos are praising Governor Hutchinson’s leadership of the new Republican-controlled Legislature and giving him favorable marks for “governing the state effectively” after 140+ years of total Democrat control.  We hear it differently from grassroots conservative voters, the great majority of which voted Republican in the last election. Their overall reaction to the first 4... by OurVoicesAR