Local Matters: 1,990 candidates for county office

Let’s get local. You probably don’t know your Congressman. You most likely don’t know your State Senator, at least not very well. But odds are you know your Justice of the Peace or your County Sheriff or the County Judge. Local matters. That’s...

Senate 7 Result and Analysis

On Feb. 8, Colby Fulfer (R) narrowly defeated Lisa Parks (D) in the Senate District 7 special election to fill former Senator Lance Eads’ seat in the wake of his resignation to pursue career opportunities.    The decision came down to just 34 votes. with Fulfer...

The Alaskan Solution

It may not seem like it on a 95-degree day in Arkansas, but we’ve got a lot in common with Alaska. Our people are resilient, gritty, independent-minded. That’s why the new laws brought and passed by the people of Alaska on how they’ll elect their...

Americans on partisanship: Stay away from the edge

The Problem The proliferation of partisanship is leaving Americans dissatisfied with the current state of our politics. Partisan politics and our primary system drives our elected politicians further and further to the edges to appease the party hard-liners and fill...

Partisanship: A False Binary Choice

The Problem Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be talking about partisanship. We want to start by stating clearly that Common Ground Arkansas isn’t anti-party. We recognize that political parties play an important role and work in many ways to strengthen our...

Who Represents You? (And do they?)

Your state legislators make decisions that impact your life every single day – from your taxes to your health to your local school. Do you know who your legislators are? The first step in accountability is knowing who to hold accountable. You can quickly find...