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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 13:27:18

Stop the presses

Stephens Media has bought a group of newspapers in Iowa. In this day of plunging ad revenue and circulation, it would seem to be good news that anybody still wants to buy a newspaper.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:10:13

Winning football pays UPDATE

Good story by Chris Bahn for Arkansas Business about UA Athletic Director Jeff Long's contract.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:10:40

That unemployment debt

It's too complicated to fully explain here, but I learned today that negotiations between labor and management for a solution to the state's burgeoning debt (approaching $400 million) to the federal government on unemployment benefit payments are officially at a standstill.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 10:57:42

Saunders resignation in

State Rep. Rick Saunders has officially told Gov. Mike Beebe he'll resign his District 24 seat Jan. 1, the end of his term, rather than hold over as law allows because of the death of Keith Crass, elected to succeed him.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 10:02:29

How to fight poverty

A legislative task force today released results of its year-long study on fighting poverty. You can get a full rundown from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 09:31:35

Obama to announce pay freeze

CNN says President Obama will announce a federal pay freeze today.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 08:22:36

Tim Griffin's political stunt

The stunt-of-the-season for incoming congressional freshmen apparently is to make it widely known that they'll be sleeping in their offices.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 06:37:54

Deficit reduction: Liberal alternatives

There is a way to reduce the deficit that isn't built on the backs of the middle class.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 06:17:46

There Pryor goes again

Another day, more misinformation from Sen. Mark Pryor. Yesterday, it was gay bigotry.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 06:08:46

Merry solstice

The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers announces it will again have its winter solstice display on the south end of the Capitol grounds, with a lighting ceremony planned after the Little Rock Christmas parade Dec. 4.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 16:11:43

The Sunday line

It's yours. I'm ready for the long weekend to end.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 07:18:30

Profile in courage

The courageous one would be Brian Muller, a gay Arkansas native, discharged from duties disarming bombs in Afghanistan after his sexual orientation was revealed, as reported in today's Democrat-Gazette.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 06:57:54

Boot Passailaigue

John Brummett joins the chorus calling for the Arkansas Lottery Commission to send the South Carolina carpetbagger Ernie Passailaigue home.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 17:45:07

The line is open

In the event you're not watching football ... No harm in adding a Brian Chilson photo of Cobi Hamilton's first scoring reception.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 13:33:18

Like I said earlier ...

Good day for a party. Hog fans inundated War Memorial Park early this morning for a final round of Little Rock tailgating to cap the 2010 football season. I dropped by so you didn't have to, then came home for a comfortable seat by the TV. Beer, barbecue and...

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 06:47:27

Good day for a party

I'm guessing somebody has already lit up a smoker on the parking lots and golf courses surrounding War Memorial Stadium, where the Hogs and LSU will meet at mid-afternoon.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 06:38:07

Beware judicial activism

A sense seems to be developing that one or another of those terrible unelected federal judges is about to undo the work of the democratically elected Congress and, by judicial fiat, cripple the health care law.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 06:31:21

Class war is over; rich won

Bob Herbert again underscores the question — where's all the prosperity that tax cuts for the rich and low tax rates on dividends and capital gains were supposed to rain down on everyone else?

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 06:23:30

Enough with blue ribbon commissions

John Brummett is down on blue ribbon commissions. Take the one on highways.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 15:39:34

The line is open

Slow day for me. * Not so slow for President Obama. It took 12 stiitches to close a split lip suffered in a pickup basketball game.

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