Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 16:11:03

Memorial Day line

I give it to you early. FYI: Yes, I know the comment count function isn't working properly.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 14:51:04

Do the pundits smell an upset?

I wouldn't hazard more than a dollar on the outcome of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:20:42

Robbie Wills: the backlash

You don't have to walk far in my neighborhood to encounter someone furious about the Robbie Wills mail attack on Joyce Elliott.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:16:53

2012 anyone?

The absence of a compelling Republican presidential candidate is one current bright spot in the national political picture.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:10:36

Making sausage in D.C.

A Boston Globe article examines how the medical/industrial lobby got a Medicare payment for bone scans reinserted in health legislation (at a higher rate).

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:04:01

The hills are alive ...

Jake da Snake, on a European travel odyssey, sends along notes for Arkansas Bloggers:

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:05:00

Racial impact of downturn

Interesting article today in the Times on how the economic downturn has had a disproportionate impact on what had been a rising black middle class in Memphis.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 06:59:33

Justice defends judge elections

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert Brown writes to the New York Times in defense of judicial elections.

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Today's headlines: Legislator tied to La. bus crash

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 06:49:59

Taxing Internet sales

Progress is slow in winning congressional approval of a measure to tax Internet sales for the benefit of states and cities.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 06:41:56

Out with a bang

Brian Chilson catches a burst of the Riverfest fireworks show, nearing the end of what looks like a record year for the riverside festival.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 16:35:16

And what about you?

The Sunday brings news of ... ... another afternoon shower.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 07:06:41

Obama's blowout

That gusher of a leak you hear isn't just crude oil, it's the deflation of the bubble of hope about President Obama.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 06:59:29

Lincoln v. Wall Street

I know the conventional wisdom is to dismiss Sen. Blanche Lincoln's effort to regulate derivative trading as an empty and cynical political ploy.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 06:51:52

A Republican in the 1st?

Brummett figures two of the three choices for 1st District Congress -- both the Republican nominee and nominal Democrat Tim Wooldridge -- are Republicans.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 06:40:16

Riverfest rocks on

A brief shower brought the temperature down for another big night of Riverfest music. Brian Chilson was on hand for the Black Crowes (above) and Lucero.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 06:33:18

More swill from Robbie Wills

Here's the Robbie Wills campaign's backup news release for the attack mailer against Joyce Elliott that hit mailboxes yesterday.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 17:29:26

Sad day in the Gulf

BP announces the "topkill" has failed to stop the oil gusher.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 17:22:18

Sleepy Saturday

A quiet day. Or it would have been had I not had two calls at the door from canvassers for Bill Halter.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 06:08:54


Daily Kos, avidly pushing Bill Halter's candidacy as the liberal choice, sneers at the small turnout, (shown above) the scarcity of young black faces and the padding of the crowd by Blanche Lincoln campaign workers at yesterday's rally at Philander Smith with Bill Clinton.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 06:05:41

Riverfest frenzy

A warm, clear evening greeted Riverfest on opening day and it would appear Earth,Wind and Fire (see crowd shot below) was a popular choice as Friday headliner.

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