The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45

In which John Green teaches you about the United States as it was in the 1990s. You’ll remember from last week that the old-school Republican George H.W. Bush had lost the 1992 presidential election to a young upstart Democrat from Arkansas named Bill Clinton. Clinton was a bit of a dark horse candidate, having survivedContinue reading “The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45”

Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds

Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail said they weren’t told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug that federal health officials have warned should not be used to treat the coronavirus. Three inmates at the Washington County jail told The Associated Press they didn’t know they were beingContinue reading “Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds”

As COVID Breaks Records in Arkansas, Its GOP Governor Regrets Ban on Mask Mandates

Asa Hutchinson is calling a special legislative session to roll it back. As the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant shatters coronavirus case records in Arkansas, its Republican governor is scrambling to reverse a ban on local mask mandates he signed into law just months ago. But as Gov. Asa Hutchinson admitted in a press conferenceContinue reading “As COVID Breaks Records in Arkansas, Its GOP Governor Regrets Ban on Mask Mandates”

Arkansas GOP governor drowned in boos for saying the COVID vaccine doesn’t make women infertile

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson received a hostile reception this week when he tried to correct misinformation being spread about the vaccines against the novel coronavirus. During an event intended to promote the vaccine, Hutchinson flatly declared that the vaccines do not make women infertile, which led to instant boos from angry audience members. HeContinue reading “Arkansas GOP governor drowned in boos for saying the COVID vaccine doesn’t make women infertile”

Let’s talk about Huckabee Sanders and giving up on freedom – Beau of the Fifth Column

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28. The measure passed by the majority-Republican Legislature andContinue reading “Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions”

Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.”  In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send an initial deployment of as many asContinue reading “Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border”

Witness speaks out during 2nd night of protests after Arkansas teen killed by deputy

Family and friends of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain gathered outside the Lonoke County sheriff’s officer for a second night Thursday and demanded answers from the agency after a deputy fatally shot him. One of the closest people to him, his grandmother, wanted her voice to be heard. “He was my grandson. I’m his grandmother. I’ve had him forContinue reading “Witness speaks out during 2nd night of protests after Arkansas teen killed by deputy”

Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments. Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, according to documents and people familiarContinue reading “Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.”

Josh Duggar granted bail, must remain apart from family in ‘worst of the worst’ child porn case

Josh Duggar will be released from jail as he awaits trial in his felony child pornography case. The scandal-plagued former 19 Kids and Counting star, 33, faced Judge Christy Comstock in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on Wednesday for a detention hearing. The father of six — appearing from the Washington County DetentionContinue reading “Josh Duggar granted bail, must remain apart from family in ‘worst of the worst’ child porn case”

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