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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 21:12:41

Copy this to Walton U

Another study on school choice finds another school choice program that produces no better results than conventional public schools -- the Florida voucher program.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 21:12:41

Copy this to Walton U

Another study on school choice finds another school choice program that produces no better results than conventional public schools -- the Florida voucher program.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 21:09:03

Crackpot watch

State Rep. Sally Kern, Arkansas's gift to Oklahoma, is at it again. The creationist homophobe who tried to pack heat into the Oklahoma capitol has a new crusade:

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 16:49:08

The line is open

After today, I feel like a shower. But here's one last strange criminal element story to peruse: David Goins of Fox 16 apparently had the exclusive coverage of a court appearance by Abdul Muhammad, charged in the shooting of two soldiers in Little Rock.He wanted to change his name back to Bledsoe.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 16:39:02

The week of the dirtbags

There's said to be a John Edwards sex tape. News comes from former aide Andrew Young, who has a book deal, but .....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 14:43:31

Research park for LR unveiled

Going public with what he said had been a "quiet effort" for the past four years, Dickson Flake announced today at a meeting with members of the Little Rock board of directors the results of a consultants' report on how Little Rock could go about building a "research park" to bring in new industry to the capital city.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 14:43:31

Research park for LR unveiled

Going public with what he said had been a "quiet effort" for the past four years, Dickson Flake announced today at a meeting with members of the Little Rock board of directors the results of a consultants' report on how Little Rock could go about building a "research park" to bring in new industry to the capital city.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 13:46:18

Prison hearing -- short takes

News by Twitter. Interesting look at short-form journalism this afternoon.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 13:26:00

Call him Sen. Franken

The Minnesota Supreme Court says he was elected U.S. senator. By 312 votes.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 13:10:40

The Sanford saga

Sorry. It grows.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:50:41

Re health care: Attn. Sen. Lincoln

I think it's news when Wal-Mart, the Service Employees International Union and the liberal Center for American Progress issue a statement in support of employer "mandates," or required health insurance for workers.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:58:21

Lu Hardin lands new job

  Here's a bit of a shocker: Lu Hardin, the former state senator, state official and, most recently, controversial president of the University of Central Arkansas, has a new job.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:25:40

Spinning door, got to go 'round

A reader wonders whether anyone sees anything amiss in Arkansas Education Director Ken James hitting the door for a lucrative private sector job with a company, America's Choice, that has, during his state tenure, so far racked up $24 million in consulting work with the state, at $6 million per year.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:01:07

Money will be coming, no doubt

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln sent out an urgent plea for campaign cash today so she can continue the fight for health care for all Americans.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 09:34:57

The power plant hearing next time

Ernest Dumas' column for this week's Times on the fallout from the Court of Appeals ruling on the coal-burning power plant in Hempstead County merits posting today in the heat of American Electric Power's decision to forge ahead with construction.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 08:21:21

Looking to 2012

Gawker assesses the great white hopes of the Republican Party for unseating Barack Obama in 2012.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 08:09:37

Hang up the *&*$ phone

It was a morning like any other. A weaving car driving at erratic speeds bollixed up Cantrell Road traffiic flow.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009 - 17:18:53

The line is open

Your turn. By the way, check our Street Jazz blog.

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 15:48:14

Oversexed politicians

Here's a writer stewing over political fallout from Mark Sanford's affair. He suggests it might help Sarah Palin and women candidates in general.

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 15:39:28

Spending my winnings

My first checks will go to the Arkanas Rep, KUAR and the ACLU. Then I'll fix all the woodpecker holes in my house siding.

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