In Which Judge Martin Emasculates FOIA

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Washington County Circuit Judge Doug Martin dropped the ball the other day when interpreting Arkansas's Freedom of Information Act. On Wednesday, he erroneously ruled against a citizen, Wade Cash: Cash had made a FOIA request for several years' worth of emails from two employees (and former co-workers) at the University of Arkansas. The foundation of Judge Martin’s decision … [Read more...]

Pryor, Beebe: It’s Cash-Out Time!

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It’s amazing how a person’s views on lobbying can change over the years. From the Washington Examiner: Here's an oldie from October 2005: "Senator Mark Pryor, along with Senator Byron Dorgan, will lead the Senate Democrats' 'Responsible Governance' effort, which will close the revolving door that puts special interests before the people's interests." Compare to this … [Read more...]

Farm Bill Pays Arkansas Farm to Market Tomatoes

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It seems like it was just yesterday we were constantly told (by the now-defunct Pryor campaign) about how dangerous and subversive Tom Cotton was for voting against the farm bill. Crops will start to rot! You’ll be paying $8 a gallon for milk! At least that’s what the farm bill advocates said. With the farm bill’s passage earlier this year, many observers are taking a … [Read more...]

Demographics Putting The Nail in Dems’ Electoral Coffin

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With another day comes another national news article showing just how much of an uphill climb the 2014 elections will be for Democrats statewide. From the New York Times: When Mr. Pryor first won his Senate seat, the five fast-growing Republican-leaning metropolitan counties held 19.9 percent of the state’s population. They now hold 25.6 percent of it. Democratic-leaning … [Read more...]

Pryor Campaign Evicted from UAMS

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We aren’t able to make it to Mark Pryor’s Ebola press conference today; from what we’ve read about it, we assume he’ll try to ride piggy-back on the presence and views of actual experts. Presumably, this is solely an appearance by Mark Pryor in his capacity as a public servant, not as a candidate; surely UAMS wouldn’t lend its imprimatur to some sort of headline-grabbing, … [Read more...]