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Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 19:56:01

Judicious spending

So. Back to work after three weeks off And what does the e-mail bring?

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 19:50:47

He's baaaaaack

OK, I'm back. It took 39 hours from the boat landing in Hong Kong, through a night in the weirdly empty enormous Beijing airport, to a lucky transit ahead of snow in O'Hare to be here, but here I am.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 17:11:25

I'm outta here

You pick up the slack.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 16:44:03

Legislative rundown

What happened at the Arkansas legislature today?

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 16:17:17

Planning in Lake Maumelle

The deadline for public comment on regulations in the Lake Maumelle Watershed is today. Here's how to submit a comment.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 15:45:26

Huck in the Promised Land

Floridian and Fox News employee Mike Huckabee put on his "Presidential" hat yesterday, appearing with actor Jon Voight at the laying of a cornerstone for a controversial new Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 14:52:08

Judge says mandate unconstitutional, winks at Tea Party

A federal judge ruled against the mandate portion of the federal health reform package and also gave a shout-out to the Tea Party.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 13:56:08

Companies used diesel to drill in AR

Drilling companies have used frack fluids containing diesel in Arkansas and 18 other states.

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Today's headlines: Indictments for Russian election meddling

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 13:41:07

Rep exceeds capital campaign goal

The Rep announced today that it exceeded its $5.4 million, four-year capital campaign plan. Which means that it raised enough to receive a $600,000 Challenge Grant from The Kresge Foundation, bringing the grand total to $6,043,384.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:49:03

'Natural State' looks at Carroll County herbicide fight

From Carroll County comes this good looking new documentary with a strong title, "The Natural State of America."

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:37:47

Dispatch from Cairo III

Cory Ellis, an Arkansan in Cairo, will evacuate Egypt soon.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:18:56

Lincoln to Entergy board

Former Senator Blanche Lincoln will now sit on the board of directors for Entergy Corp.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 09:24:45

Jackson Co. GOP chair linked to "white rights" group

The leader of the Jackson County Republican Party is also the contact person for the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white rights group.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 08:53:56

Obama to transcend?

John Brummet makes the argument that Obama will now try to transcend party politics and lead Americans, rather than Democrats.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 08:47:30

Health care vote a win-win

Andrew Demillo's analysis of the failure of David Meek's health care bill.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 18:15:01

It's Sunday

Does anybody care about the Pro Bowl? It's football.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 10:58:18

'Now that's what I'm talking about'

Here (apropos of nothing) is a great story from the New York Times today about college students celebrating their mixed race identity while making the point that the way we pigeonhole people as "black" or "white" or "hispanic" is essentially absurd.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 10:16:29

Lead feet

Brummett takes the high road and notes the irony in a legislature that is reluctant to take on the responsibility of running the lottery, highway and game and fish commissions while assuring folks that they're completely safe behind the wheel of a car going 110 mph.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 09:42:31

High-flying at the ledge

The people of Jasper are truly grateful, I expect, to be informed on the health of the shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico, cited by their senator as an excuse for his taxpayer-paid trip to a conference in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 17:17:31

A Saturday line

What a beautiful day.

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