| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
When an initiative to raise the minimum wage qualified for the Arkansas ballot, it was widely expected to be just the kind of bump Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor needed to win reelection.
Arkansas is a Southern red state, and tough terrain for Democrats...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.
As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It is painful, with a heavily contested race for the U.S. Senate here in Arkansas entering its last days, to review some of the lowlights of the long-time incumbent's years on the public payroll. It is hard to decide which has been the lowest in Mark...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Sexy Ebola Nurse costume with thigh-high stockings revealing ample flesh above the knee -- yellow boots optional -- is here just in time for the November midterm elections, and for just $60.
And it may be worn as a Halloween costume too.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The Sexy Ebola Nurse costume with thigh-high stockings revealing ample flesh above the knee — yellow boots optional — is here just in time for the November midterm elections, and for just $60.
And it may be worn as a Halloween costume too....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON — David Perdue took the cheap and easy route.
The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:14 PM
They may not speak his name in Kentucky or think much of his policies in Arkansas. But in Maryland, at least, Democrats are still big fans of President Barack Obama.
That's the calculation Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor is making as...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:29 PM
In the era of social media, "gratitude" has become an overused word that’s often just a fig leaf for otherwise socially inappropriate bragging.
We’ve all seen it in our feeds: "I have the most amazing/attractive/intelligent wife/husband/...