Max Brantley 
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Editor of the Times since it became a weekly in May 1992.

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  • Who's needy? The hypocrisy of Obamacare opponents

    The National Journal highlights the hypocrisy of U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, who decries health subsidies for poor people under the Affordable Care Act, but enjoys a fat subsidy from taxpayers of Georgia courtesy of his service there as a state legislator. There are undoubtedly similar hypocrites in the current and retired crop of Arkansas legislators, but taxpayers are not allowed to know which ones receive subsidies.
    • Feb 21, 2014
  • What it took to buy Jane English's vote for Obamacare

    It's official. Sen. Jane English, who ran for the Senate on an anti-Obamacare platform, has announced she will give the Beebe administration the 27th vote it needs in the Senate to continue to implement Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in Arkansas. She traded her vote for important influence on spending up to $24 million in workforce training money, quite a few pieces of silver.
    • Feb 18, 2014
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senior editor, Arkansas Times

Updated on September 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

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Re: “Burge's Turkeys and Hams

Smoked meat is the draw here, but they also make great fried catfish and fried fruit pies. The menu is huge. But this is the single best thing in the place: Containers of smoked turkey salad. You can pretend there's only a touch of mayo along with the ground up turkey and seasoning. It's healthy, see?

Posted by Max Brantley on 07/09/2010 at 1:47 PM

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Re: “Secure Arkansas warns of UN takeover of Mountain View

Lynn,

It's signed "Joey McCutcheon, trial lawyer."

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/24/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Five finalists to be interviewed today for University of Arkansas lobbyist job

El,

The Keys have sold their pre-schools.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/21/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “A tale of two states: Texas and Arkansas and the shale boom

Well, only if someone sues. But, here's the thing. They can probably pass this tax break -- and lots more -- in the next regular session. But they ought to at least follow the rules.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/18/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Sunday open line: Tom Cotton marries; Sheridan censorship knocked; Asa keeps running hard right

Screen Name,

I refer to the $1 billion in Obamacare money a bipartisan legislative majority decided to take for the next governor to spend next year. I don't think Asa will spurn it.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/16/2014 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Federal judge strikes down Arkansas's 12-week abortion ban

Thanks Doigotta. I've been juggling too many things here. I've inserted the relevant paragraph.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/14/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “UA law analysis: 'Open carry' law is ambiguous, also all or nothing

Pro Carry,

All I know is what Steve D. Jones wrote on his Facebook with photo when he posted it on my page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10…

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/13/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The greatest beards of Arkansas

Cato,

For what you say to be true, they would have had to allow drinking of alcoholic beverages at the Sigma Nu house at Fayetteville. Surely that was prohibited then. Otherwise, I just can't recall. Maybe I was just sleepy. It was long trip to UA from Virginia, where I was going to school.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 03/05/2014 at 12:34 PM

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