Harder to Vote; Easier to Kill. A New Arkansas Motto?

Harder to Vote; Easier to Kill. A New Arkansas Motto?

Arkansas, long known as “the Natural State,” is on the cusp of replacing its unofficial state nickname with a new one: “Harder to vote; easier to kill.” I’ve adapted this new moniker from a Feb. 24 tweet by Senator Jim Hendren (Arkansas – District 2), regarding...
My 9 Nonpartisan Actions Before Election Day

My 9 Nonpartisan Actions Before Election Day

What do these people have in common? A 24-year-old white female food truck owner, a 32-year-old Latino day laborer and a 45-year-old African American female hospital worker. A 27-year-old male convenience store clerk from the Middle East, a 34-year-old white female...
GUEST BLOG: The trouble with tribalism

GUEST BLOG: The trouble with tribalism

[Note: Glad to welcome my friend, Dr. Kevin Heifner, to bring his voice to this blog spot. JDP] By Kevin Heifner, M.D. As my father — a Baptist preacher turned religious educator turned anthropology professor — likes to point out, people historically have viewed their...