Sen. Pryor Stops Kids from Eating All-Terrain Vehicles

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Can all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) be dangerous to children? Of course. When I was 12, my cousin and I were riding on my grandfather’s 4-wheel ATV. Our behavior was about as mature as that of a typical 12-year-old, which is to say that we were driving the ATV backwards at a high rate of speed. My cousin turned the ATV sharply, causing it to flip over and roll on top of us. Let’s just say that I have some idea of how unsafe an ATV can be. Our foolish actions on the ATV that day (and many other … [Read more...]

Top 5 Stories On TAP: July

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We had a lot of interesting stories from our great writers this past month. We thought you might be interested in looking back at our 5 most popular posts and catch up on any you may have missed. #5 New Developments Reveal That U of A’s “Intellectual Property Rights” To Clinton Recordings Are Wholly Imaginary:  In a saga that continues to play out in the public eye, the University of Arkansas libraries have embarrassed themselves hand over fist on this one. Their attempted censorship of The … [Read more...]

No, Federal Bureaucrats Don’t Need Machine Guns

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The statement that “Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman” is often credited to Winston Churchill. In America in 2014, however, that doorbell is too likely to be rung by a federal bureaucrat leading a SWAT team to raid your property. Of course, in a California case in 2011, the Department of Education’s SWAT team (yes, you read that right) wasn’t even courteous enough to knock: From National Review: The proliferation of paramilitary … [Read more...]

Breaking: Beebe Admin ‘Increasingly Concerned’ That Obamacare Critics Don’t Like Obamacare Expansion

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A new report at Forbes this morning reveals some troubling facts about how Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe’s staff is spending its time. In late May, Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample sent an email to Forbes editor Coates Bateman. DeCample was none-too-pleased with Forbes’s detailed coverage of the failures of Beebe’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion program. You remember: the program that’s been over budget every single month since its inception. According to DeCample, the Beebe administration is … [Read more...]

Mark Pryor’s No Good, Very Bad Day

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It seems like just yesterday Mark Pryor staffers and supporters were all excited about a new campaign video regarding Tom Cotton and disaster relief. To me, it seemed a tad cynical to use storm victims as props for a political ad, but I figured maybe I was just being overly sensitive. However, it never occurred to me that at least one of the owners of the damaged property featured in the video was not okay with his property being featured in the ad. But today we found out that’s exactly … [Read more...]

Don’t Ban Books, Just Chase Away Researchers: The Latest on the “Real Hot Mess” at the University of Arkansas

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The Washington Free Beacon wasn’t the only news organization with concerns about the University of Arkansas library special collections archive policy which requires media to fill out a “permission to publish” form. A producer with ABC also thought the policy might be unconstitutional, according to University of Arkansas spokesman Steve Voorhies. Voorhies said in an email Thursday: In February the producer who was working on the “Blair Papers” story for ABC expressed concerns about it, … [Read more...]

The Arkansas Project Adds A New All-Star

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Today, we're making an exciting announcement here at The Arkansas Project: we're adding a new, all-star reporter to our journalism team! Caleb Taylor, most recently with The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs, begins today as a full-time reporter for TheArkansasProject.com. He’s a native of White County and graduated from Henderson State University in 2011. Before joining the Sentinel-Record, he wrote for the Pennsylvania Independent and The Daily Press in Paragould, Arkansas. Caleb will make our … [Read more...]

Is Matt Campbell Qualified To Blog?

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As we’ve noted before, sometimes Matt Campbell posts insightful legal analysis containing persuasive legal arguments. And sometimes he completely misses the mark by making arguments that would get an attorney laughed out of court. The difficulty is that he doesn’t seem to be able to tell when he’s making strong arguments or weak ones. Recently, Campbell posted about a recent public statement from Judge Rhonda Wood. (As is their habit, the Arkansas Times uncritically and robotically … [Read more...]