Charlie Cook, writing in the National Journal about the midterm drubbing the Democrats took last week. At the heart of it all? The economy, stupid: Although some Democrats were content ito recite the improvement in the unemployment rate—which has dropped below 6 percent—and how many consecutive months the economy has created 200,000 or more jobs, […]
It’s (finally) Election Day in Arkansas. Did you think it’d ever arrive? Looking forward to being able to watch TV again on Wednesday? Lots happening today. If you’ve got a half hour or can stand something playing in the background, we’ve got a great Election Day podcast right here, right now on ArkansasBusiness.com. Our political […]
Here’s a little thing I wrote for Little Rock Family magazine about being a new dad. Thanks to editors Heather Bennett and Blair Neel for inviting me to share. Our first child Elizabeth is only five months old, but so much has happened between her birthday and today that it was great to stop and get […]
This week on “Arkansas Week,” I join host Steve Barnes and panelists Hoyt Purvis and Steve Brawner to talk Tyson Foods, layoffs at Superior Industries, Thursday’s sell-off on Wall Street and these two beauties.
Michael Hibblen, David Ramsey, Steve Barnes and I talk Arkansas business and politics in this final show of the year.
Above, the latest “Arkansas Week” on AETN, featuring an interview with State Department of Community Correction Director Sheila Sharp. Also, Steven Brawner and I on a host of the week’s news stories, including the Arkansas economy, Big River Steel vs. Nucor, a brewing hospital war in Conway and much more.
Sobering story in Bloomberg on Sunday on just how bad things could be should the U.S. default on its debt obligations this month: Failure by the world’s largest borrower to pay its debt — unprecedented in modern history — will devastate stock markets from Brazil to Zurich, halt a $5 trillion lending mechanism for investors […]
Steve Jobs’ 2007 WWDC keynote is a must-watch for several reasons. First, it was when Jobs introduced the very first iPhone, changing the mobile devices and personal computing industries forever and setting Apple on path to becoming one of the most valuable and powerful companies in the world. Second, it’s Jobs at his absolute keynoting […]
Above, this week’s edition of AETN’s “Arkansas Week.” On this week’s episode, state Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford talks to Steve Barnes about Obamacare, Week One, including the latest traffic numbers to the state’s sign-up website and what he makes of the legislature’s stance against a $4 million Obamacare advertising and outreach campaign. Plus, the Arkansas […]
After an unusually long hiatus, I’m pleased to be back on AETN’s “Arkansas Week” tonight along with host Steve Barnes and fellow panelists Steve Brawner and Doug Thompson. Tonight, we assess the continuing budget/debt ceiling/Obamacare standoff in Washington D.C., the latest Mark Pryor/Tom Cotton skirmish, what’s next in the University of Arkansas Advancement Division deficit […]