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Midterm Elections Reveal Shifting Patterns in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

Midterm Elections Reveal Shifting Patterns in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

After Election Day, Arkansas' congressional delegation secured re-election and the state government trifecta remained intact. But Democrats also made gains, suggesting shifting voting patterns that could make the party competitive in suburban areas of the state.
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Peaceful Queasy Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I am a longtime proponent of divided government, and never more so than after seeing what happens with one-party government headed by a man who uses intimidation to keep Congress from exercising the checks that our Founders anticipated.
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The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult.
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Midterm Elections Reveal Shifting Patterns in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

After Election Day, Arkansas' congressional delegation secured re-election and the state government trifecta remained intact. But Democrats also made gains, suggesting shifting voting patterns that could make the party competitive in suburban areas of the state. read more >

Peaceful Queasy Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I am a longtime proponent of divided government, and never more so than after seeing what happens with one-party government headed by a man who uses intimidation to keep Congress from exercising the checks that our Founders anticipated. read more >

U.S. Energy Spending Declines in 2016

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures fell for the fifth straight year to $1 trillion, a 9 percent decline in real terms compared with 2015. read more >

The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult. read more >

My Favorite Word Is Context (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I learned a new word last week: fibbery. It is exactly what you think it is, and I learned it in exactly the context you might expect: opinion commentary complaining about politicians deliberately lying to voters for personal gain. read more >

Chinese Tariffs: Middle America to Suffer Most

Middle America is likely to suffer the most from China's tariff increases on U.S. products, according to an August report by the Walton Family Foundation. read more >

Winning the Two-Week Sale (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Have you taken advantage of the special two-seek sale going on? Political consumers have. It's the sale sponsored by our democracy. And if you're not participating, you're missing out! read more >

US Adds Robust 250K Jobs; Pay Growth Fastest Since 2009

U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The influx of new job-seekers in October increased the proportion of Americans with jobs to its highest level since January 2009. read more >