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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Tyranny of the Minority Edition

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

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How much we hate the Arkansas legislature and minority rule, what Asa Hutchinson and French Hill think about the private option, a new congressional candidate, whether a casino might be in Little Rock's future and the vocal stylings of Warren Stephens — all covered on this week's podcast. 

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