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    September 11, 2023

    Infighting, coercion, and FOIA: Special session preview

    Governor Sanders has called a special session that will roll back FOIA laws in the state of Arkansas Opposition to the anti-transparency bill is growing fast, especially among notable conservatives…
    AR LegislaturePower and Control
    September 9, 2023

    Those crying “weaponization”? Bullies who brandish FOIA firearms.

    Senate President Bart Hester once weaponized FOIA to help control the Governor's narrative. Now he's gutting FOIA to help control her narrative again. Sanders and her Arleg loyalists claim the…
    AR LegislatureCorruptionPower and Control
    September 8, 2023

    RIP Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, 1967-2023

    Tl;dr  FOIA is an essential law that ensures government transparency.  After Blue Hog Report blogger Matt Campbell filed FOIA requests seeking information about Sarah Sanders’ travel companions and spending, Arkansas…
    September 7, 2023

    Public education’s next big threat

    Tl; dr PragerU is a media company that’s been pumping out extremist content for over a decade In the last month both Florida and Oklahoma have added PragerU to their…
    CorruptionPower and Control
    August 22, 2023

    AR Supremely Partisan Court

    The highest court in the state has joined the anti-democracy brigade! The Arkansas Supreme Court has officially failed its responsibilities to the citizens of Arkansas. Here’s what’s going on.  Created…
    August 12, 2023

    AP African American studies not recognized by AR Department of Education

    This guest post was written by Jim Ross, an associate professor of history at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Ross trains secondary education teachers and previously spent eight years…
    CorruptionEducationJusticePower and ControlUncategorized
    August 6, 2023

    Oliva brings culture of corruption to Arkansas Dept. of Ed

    In 2021 AR Secretary of Education Jacob Oliva was part of an investigation into a Florida education bid-rigging scandal. Oliva is named in a June subpoena from a federal grand…
    NewsPower and Control
    August 2, 2023

    Someone check on the Department of Education ’cause they’re not okay

    TL;DR The Department of Education’s purpose is to assist and  accredit schools, approve curriculum, license teachers, etc. After Sanders took office and hired Jacob Oliva, the ADE's messaging took a…
    July 26, 2023

    Sanders at Texas-Mexico border while Arkansas town without clean water for weeks

    The people of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas have been without clean water for four weeks. This morning their Governor is at the border of Texas and Mexico talking to Fox News.…
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