Poll reveals early frustration among independents

Poll reveals early frustration among independents

  As Arkansas continues to struggle through the COVID-19 health crisis and subsequent economic recession, Arkansans’ views on the job performances of some of its most notable leaders are worth reflecting upon. Last week, the results of a poll conducted by...

Six Years Later: Senator Tom Cotton’s Re-election

What a difference six years can make. In 2014, Tom Cotton, then a Republican U.S. Representative, ran against Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, a two-term incumbent, former Arkansas Attorney General and son to one of Arkansas’s most prominent public officials in the 20th...
In defense of political parties

In defense of political parties

  Being a professor of political science, I am often asked to offer my opinion on political events. I like to talk about politics, but I am even more interested in listening to the opinions of others. I often encounter people who express disgust for one or...
In defense of political parties

The Arkansas Delta Still Matters

  On Thursday, April 7th, I had the privilege of attending a conference titled “The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters.” The event was hosted in Pine Bluff and was sponsored by Simmons Bank. A special thanks is due to Rex Nelson, Director of Corporate...