Jared Henderson for Governor

The 39 year old Springdale native and former executive director of Arkansas' Teach for America has set his sights on the Governor's Mansion.  He has been campaigning across the state since mid December and has been to more than half the counties so far, and he's not showing any signs of slowing down.  I did manage to get him to slow down long enough to speak with me on day students across the nation were walking out of classrooms to protest inaction in congress to stem the tide of gun rampages that continue in America.

To find out more about Jared and to get involved go on over to his campaign website

and follow his campaign on Facebook

Young Democrats are ready to lead in Arkansas

The Democratic Party of Arkansas has a vibrant element in it's midst in the form of the younger generation.  Anyone who says that Millennials are not engaged and not interested in politics, need to speak to these two individuals.  I sat down with the President of the Young Democrats of Arkansas, Blake Ross, from Walnut Ridge and Tara Ward, candidate for city council from Conway, to get their views on what's going right and what they can do to bring their progressive values to the Democratic Party in Arkansas. 


He's a minister from Springdale, Arkansas and he wants to kick Steve Womack out of Washington DC.

Did I mention that he's a Republican?  Not a republican we are used to (he's no Louie Gohmert) he's more like Dwight D. Eisenhower.  I know, right?  Not someone you would expect me to be highlighting on this here blog.  

Click in to the post and have a listen to him, you might be as surprised as I was

Let the Backlash Begin

It took four days for the Republican Caucus in the Arkansas Legislature to recover enough from the shock of the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which gave same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states to rally their members into a last ditch effort to keep the status quo of second (or fourth) class citizenship for the  gay members of our community.