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Pastor John Piper Clams Up About God’s Will As Tornado Destroys Baptist Church in Arkansas

Last summer, a small tornado caused minor damage to the steeple of a Lutheran church that had embraced equal rights for gays and lesbians. Baptist Pastor John Piper saw opportunity. Pastor Piper promptly wrote and shared a 625-word essay to his followers declaring that the tornado was an expression of God’s wrath against gay people […]

Corrupt Mixture of Business, Government and Religion

Even if you’re willing to accept the diminished moral vision that the end justifies the means, the end consequence of the National Day of Prayer seems to be corrupt and unworthy in itself. […]

Why Did Blanche Lincoln Vote Against the Public Option?

Why did Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln vote to kill Barack Obama’s health care reform centerpiece, the public option? The answer has a lot to do with her sources of campaign finance reform. […]

Democrats Join Republicans To Defeat Health Care Reform

The 5 Democrats who defected to the Republican side to defeat Obama’s public option are: Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, Kent Conrad, Bill Nelson and Tom Carper. […]

Pharmacists' Efforts to Influence Congress Get Direct in 2008

Last summer, I described the incredible decision by eight pharmacists from across the country to give campaign cash to Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas, all on the same day. Rep. Berry just happened to appear with at least one of those contributors at a news conference promoting Medicare reimbursement favorable to pharmacists. Just a coincidence?

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Grassroots Ozark and Local Paper Break News on Uranium Mining Plan in Aquifers for 4 States

When the private-schooled, hothouse-cultivated journalistic son of a journalistic legend participates in declaring The Death Of Journalism this week because some newspapers and radio networks are laying off staff, I can’t join in. The currently dominating institutions of journalism grew from small enterprises run by whomever could get access to a printing press. The most […]

Surprising Challenges

Given the results of the Rebekah Kennedy and Cindy Sheehan challenges, it seems that there’s more chance of a successful progressive challenge to the two party system in Arkansas than there is in California. […]