Davy Carter’s Epic Twitter Meltdown


Although national Democrats are frantically trying to pare down Obamacare -- The Hill is reporting that several Democrats (including our very own Mark Pryor) are adding their names to a bill to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) -- an Arkansas Republican lawmaker who spearheaded the effort to implement Obamacare in the state is just downright mad that he’s being held accountable for it. A friend texted me late Wednesday night: “check Twitter.” When I got there, it was hard … [Read more...]

AAI Surges to 2nd Place in Social Media Ranks


The Frontier Lab has released their latest rankings of social media influence. The results? The Advance Arkansas Institute has surged to second place in the State Policy Network, passing policy giants such as the Goldwater Institute, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the Mackinac Center in the month of April -- and trust me, this was no easy task. AAI (the parent organization of The Arkansas Project) made its first appearance in the SPN Social Media Top 10 in January, coming in at #10 … [Read more...]

How Nonprofits Work

Ed Haislmaier speaking to a packed house at AAI's Conway forum last night.

It was a pleasure to bring Christie Herrera and Ed Haislmaier to Arkansas in order to speak on what several lawmakers have called the “private option” – namely, an Arkansas spin on Medicaid expansion. But I was disappointed to see Senator Jason Rapert’s tweet yesterday, in which he explained that one of our speakers said “he has not read the AR private option bill while speaking against it today.” Rapert got that wrong, and it may be useful to explain why. Both of our speakers had read the … [Read more...]

Confirmed: Representative Leding Has Not Called Me Back

Sherlock Leding, in search of scandal.

It has been well over 24 hours now and I am yet to hear back from Rep. Greg Leding about his claim that a Republican Senator, while speaking on the Senate floor, said "voter ID will help elect Republicans." You would think that, if this statement was made, Rep. Leding would be anxious to tell the world all the details -- or at least be willing to tell me specifics of what was said and who said it. Nevertheless, my calls, voicemails, and tweets have been ignored. As I mentioned yesterday, I … [Read more...]