The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

She Befriended the Man Who Killed Her Mother. Guess How That Turned Out?

  If you answered “not too good,” you’re a winner: Big-hearted, gregarious and always up for an adventure, Martha McKay surrounded herself with friends. “There was something about her that people really loved,” her sister Katie Hutton tells PEOPLE. “She left an impression on people. She had that gift.” McKay’s family and friends were devastated […]

No, the KKK Hasn’t Taken Over Arkansas (and Never Trust the SPLC Anyway)

Picturesque downtown Harrison, Arkansas. Harrison, Arkansas, is a prosperous little town in Boone County, adjacent to the Missouri border and just 30 miles from the resort of Branson. Located in the scenic Ozarks, Harrison wants to be known as the “Best Small Town in America.” Unfortunately, they have a public-relations problem involving a Klan kook, […]

Arkansas Democrat’s Re-Election Ad: ‘Jesus Told Me to Vote for ObamaCare’

OK, it’s a little more subtle than that, but when Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor voted for ObamaCare four years ago, he knew this Day of Judgment was coming and now he says he’s seen the light: Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new TV ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 […]

Mark Pryor: Reliably Unreliable

As much as conservatives hate RINOs, liberals hate “Blue Dog” Democrats like Sen. Mark Pryor, and I have a hard time convincing conservatives that they should hate Pryor as much as the Left does. Blue Dogs are majority-makers for Democrats, providing liberals with a tissue-thin pretext for pretending that the Democrats are not wholly controlled by far-left […]

Harry Reid to Gays: ‘I Really Want Your Votes. But First You Will Blow Me.’

Or words to that effect, as the imperiled Senate Majority Leader — who’s losing ground to Sharron Angle in Nevada — was one of three Democrats to vote against repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  policy: All Senate Republicans and three Democrats voted to block debate on the bill after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) […]

Primary Lessons: Don’t Bet Your Hopes

Carle Hulse of New York Times conveys the politics of wishful thinking from inside the Democratic bubble: On a primary election night when the heralded anti-incumbency sentiment was expected to again demonstrate its strength, Senator Blanche Lincoln proved there were clear limits to its power. Virtually written off as a likely victim of voter outrage […]

PRIMARY ELECTION NIGHT HQ UPDATE: Lincoln Defeats Halter in Arkansas Senate Democratic Runoff UPDATE: Nikki Haley Tops SC GOP Primary With 49%; Runoff vs. Barrett UPDATE: Angle Wins NV-Sen GOP UPDATE: Whitman, Fiorina Win California GOP Gov., Sen. Primaries UPDATE: Graves Wins GA-9 Runoff

12:56 a.m. ET Wednesday: Congratulations are in order for Nevada Tea Party people: Republicans nominated former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle as their candidate to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Angle, the favorite of tea party activists, was endorsed by the Tea Party Express. She dispatched her two main rivals, and the Associated […]

Arkansas Cops Kill Two Cop-Killers

After two West Memphis cops were killed, the perps were gunned down: Two police officers were fatally shot and another two were wounded Thursday in two separate shootings allegedly by the same suspects in West Memphis, Arkansas, police said. The two suspects, who were using an assault weapon, were themselves fatally shot, said Inspector Bert […]