Even though Covid-19 has surged across Arkansas in recent weeks, the state’s Republican Governor, Asa Hutchinson, insisted that President Joe Biden’s recent vaccine mandate for employers will only “harden resistance” among those who have refused to get vaccinated against the virus in the first place.
Kyle Butrum, the Arkansas father of a one-year-old hospitalized with Covid-19 has made an impassioned plea for his fellow Americans to get vaccinated so they don’t need to suffer like his son.
Butrum told CNN that the hardest part of his ordeal is not being able to see his son Carter in the hospital.
The Delta variant is raging across the US and especially in Southern states. Many Governors in the South are doubling down on treating COVID as a culture war issue rather than a dangerous pandemic.
Asa Hutchinson is taking a different tack. The Arkansas governor has changed his mind after seeing how the Delta variant affects children differently than the original strain.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who commanded regular news headlines during her tenure in the White House as one of former President Donald Trump’s press secretaries, has announced she will launch a gubernatorial campaign to be governor of the state of Arkansas. Her father, Mike Huckabee, is a former governor in the state. Her run for governor was not unexpected; Trump had talked about the possibility in 2019.
Things are so bad for Trump and his surrogates that they are bragging about being tied with Joe Biden in the red state of Arkansas.
"There is zero part of me that understands why a rapist or someone who got someone pregnant against their will, maybe incest, would have any right in that decision.”
The parents and the church are enablers in this case through their naive belief that all is well. It's not, and if I were in the vicinity of the Duggar clan and the parent of a small child, I wouldn't buddy up with Josh or, frankly, his parents.
Hobby Lobby has, for years, provided substantial financial support to Bill Gothard, the Christian fundamentalist who founded the ATI homeschool program and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). IBLP is the Christian sexual treatment center the Quiverfull Duggars sent their son Josh to for "Christian sexual counseling."
Voters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas voted overwhelmingly to uphold the city's anti-discrimination ordinance by a 71-29 percent margin.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal penned a defiant op-ed in The New York Times, defending his opposition to gay marriage.
Senator Tom Cotton argues that discrimination against gays in the US shouldn't be a priority, since we aren't hanging them like Iran does.
One day people will wake up and wonder why they can no longer get the pill in their state, let alone an abortion. They can thank a Republican for the RFRA.
Republican and Religious Right damage-control over Indiana's RFRA is chaotic and entertaining, and as dishonest as the day is long
Americans are witnessing the profound and dangerous impact of the High Court's Hobby Lobby decision to dismantle the 1st Amendment's religious clauses and exempt religious devotee's from adhering to state and federal laws.
The far right's war on the LGBT community took a variety of turns this week.
Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton stopped short of calling Cotton and 46 Republicans traitors. As a career military man Eaton used the appropriate label for Cotton's lack of ethics and knowledge of his place as a congressional representative.
The truth, and true purpose of the letter, has really never been in question; specifically because the filthy little neo-con who originated it has broadcast the purpose for the world to hear for months.
During Monday night's broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart tore into former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee over his criticism of singer Beyonce.
Huckabee, whose son hung a dog, attacks Michelle Obama for letting her kids listen to Beyoncé, and accuses Jay-Z of pimping his wife
In an example of purely ignorant racism, a shooting range in Arkansas turned away two prospective customers because the owner believed the men are Muslim.