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Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy

BY: - September 1, 2022

President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a warning against what he described as “MAGA Republicans” and extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed. “We have to defend it. Protect it. Stand up for it. Each and every one of us,” Biden said in his remarks, delivered outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. […]

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For Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the border is everywhere

BY: - August 30, 2022

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is almost certainly going to be the next governor of Arkansas. Yet her bid for office has been marked almost entirely by appeals to issues of primarily national concern.  Arkansas is often difficult to locate among her talking points. Immigration and national identity, on the other hand, turn up in nearly every […]

How election-denying GOP governors could tilt the 2024 presidential election

BY: - August 29, 2022

Republican candidates who claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump have been nominated for governor in four critical swing states, raising concerns that if elected they could try to sway election results in 2024 and beyond.  In Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Republican primary voters elected a candidate who has denied the […]

Arkansas income tax rate changes explained

BY: - August 16, 2022

The Arkansas General Assembly last week convened in special session primarily to enact tax relief.  The law, which easily passed the House and Senate, was billed by proponents as relief for taxpayers in a time of high inflation. Several also referenced the $1.6 billion surplus the state ended with in fiscal 2022. Opponents argued that […]