(Not So) Fun Fact: Brooks–Baxter War

During Reconstruction, a close race for Governor of Arkansas was held between two members of the Republican Party. Joseph Brooks later attempted to remove Elisha Baxter from office. Both sides had their own militias to support them but it was finally resolved in Baxter’s favor by President Ulysses S Grant.

Fun Fact: The Despicable Jon Hubbard

While never elected to the national level, a far-right winger named Jon Hubbard served one term in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2011-2013 as a Republican. One year after Obama was elected, Hubbard published a book called Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. In the book he called the history ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Despicable Jon Hubbard”