The Corner

Arkansas Flips

Fred Barnes looks at how the state went from blue to red. He’s very persuasive on the basic story, but whether you think the state has moved “suddenly” is a matter of perspective. Another way of looking at it: The state has voted for Republican presidential candidates in every election from 1980 onward unless an Arkansan was on the ballot.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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