Crossing the Line

I first met Mattie and Mohamed at our campaign Kick Off Rally last July. I was struck by the fact they did not even live in the Second District, but still drove over an hour to hear my speech. They told me that when they were unable to get a response to ensure their freedom to travel for work from their own Congressman, they began looking elsewhere.     Continue reading

Medicare For All vs. Medicare Extra

The Center for American Progress recently released a plan for a path to universal healthcare coverage, loosely known as “Medicare Extra.” While this plan would address some shortcomings of our current healthcare system, it would continue to burden Arkansans with unnecessary costs that they cannot afford.  Continue reading

The Hypocrisy of the Death Penalty

Whether we have the will to resist becoming ever more splintered into opposing and factionalized groups may well determine the future of our republic. Between 1618 and 1648, Europe reeled as massive armies plundered cities, pillaged the countryside, and killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Continue reading

Dr. King's Struggle For Justice Continues Today

"The arc of the universe is long but bends towards justice.” I have always found this line from Dr. King comforting, particularly in uncertain times such as these. The story of humanity's struggle has a recurring refrain. Many members of our society have found themselves in an inexorable struggle for the entirety of their time on earth. Continue reading

Failed policy has continued a decline in life expectancy

Life expectancy in the United States has dropped again for the second year in a row. We cannot deny that these grim statistics in the U.S. reflect not failures of the medical community, but of public policy. Continue reading

The GOP Tax Scam is the Latest in a Long History of Failed Promises

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, now signed into law by President Trump, follows a history of failed promises from our Congressional representatives. Looking back at our history shows these promises come at a dangerously high cost. Continue reading

Defending Net Neutrality and a Free and Open Internet

You are likely reading this over a high-speed internet connection that allowed you to easily find your way to this site. But very soon, your ability to read this -- or anything online -- could be disrupted by the government, the corporate donors, and the special interests. Continue reading

Discussing the Unjust and Unfair GOP Tax Plan

With their "Tax Plan," the Republican-controlled Senate are about to show the American people just how far they are willing to go to obey their wealthy donors. After traveling throughout the Second District, I’ve noticed that many Arkansans have a growing sense of concern with the direction their country is heading.    Continue reading

Announcing Our Campaign For Congress

  I chose to have our Kickoff Rally here in MacArthur Park, in view of the Korean War Memorial, for a very personal reason. Throughout my years of activism, I have given many interviews in this spot, and I don’t think I’ve ever explained why. I do so to honor the memory of a Korean War veteran who, more than any other person, is responsible for me standing here today.  Continue reading