About Us

The Arkansas Project was launched in 2008 as a source for incisive commentary and reporting on Arkansas government, politics, media and more. In 2011, The Arkansas Project became an affiliate of the Advance Arkansas Institute.

Who We Are

Nic Horton is the editor of TheArkansasProject.com, the leading conservative policy blog in Arkansas. Before joining The Arkansas Project, Nic worked to promote government transparency as a citizen journalist in White County, blogging for The Arkansas Patriot. He appears weekly on The Paul Harrell Program in Jonesboro. He also serves as a board member for Arkansas Carry, the state’s largest gun rights advocacy group. In 2013, he was awarded “Best Regional Accent” by his think-tank peers from across the country. Nic holds an MBA from Harding University. You can follow his tweets here.

Dan Greenberg is president of the Advance Arkansas Institute, a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to advancing public policy based on free markets, individual liberty, and limited, transparent government. He is an adjunct professor of law and political science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is the former Senior Counsel for the Center for Class Action Fairness. He served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2007-2011, and on the Pulaski County Quorum Court for four years prior to that. As a state legislator, he received National Review’s “2010 Challenge / Best Conservative Idea” award for his work on federalism issues as well as the Arkansas Press Association’s Freedom of Information Award for his work on First Amendment issues. During the 1990s, he served as a congressional staffer for Congressmen Jay Dickey and Tim Hutchinson before moving to the Heritage Foundation and then the Cato Institute. He has published extensively on government and public policy in newspapers, magazines and academic journals, including the New York Times, the National Review, the Monist, and the Ohio State Law Journal. He holds degrees from Brown University, Bowling Green State University, and UALR’s Bowen School of Law. You can follow AAI on Twitter here.