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The Arkansas Times supports these candidates in the election May 18. All are running in the Democratic primary. Early voting is underway.

BILL HALTER for United States Senate.

JOYCE ELLIOTT for U.S. representative from the Second Congressional District.

JOHN FOGLEMAN for the Arkansas Supreme Court, Position 3.

TIM FOX for the Arkansas Supreme Court, Position 6

JAY BARTH for the state Senate, District 34.

JOHN W. WALKER, for the state House of Representatives, District 34.

RICHARD CARROLL for re-election to the state House of Representatives, District 39.

WENDELL GRIFFEN for circuit judge in District 6, Division 5, Subdistrict 6.1.

WILANDRA DEAN for re-election to the Pulaski County Quorum Court, District 5.

LARRY CRANE for Pulaski County circuit and county clerk.


Journalism today

From the media review, Extra!:

“The Washington Post's March 9 article about a congressional debate over the legality of the Afghan War began: ‘Liberals in the House, who have spent much of the past year complaining that other congressional Democrats and the White House are insufficiently progressive, will get a chance this week to vent about one of their biggest concerns: the war in Afghanistan.'
“With the Beltway's leading news outlet declaring that the debate would be a pointless emotional outburst by whiny left-ies, the Washington press corps ignored the proceedings almost entirely, leading to this declaration from the House floor by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D.- Mass.):

‘There's two press people in this gallery … We're talking about war and peace, 3 billion dollars, 1,000 lives and no press? No press.' He added: ‘The press of the United States is not covering the most significant issue of national importance and that's the laying of lives down in the nation for the service of our country. It's despicable, the national press corps right now.'”
Big media is so debased that even the collapse of the Washington Times, which appears imminent, won't raise the standard much. There's scarcely a dime's worth of difference between the Moonie crackpots at the Times and the David Brod-ers and Richard Cohens at the Post, except that the Post's guys are duller. Word is, the Moonies have finally tired of losing millions every year on the Washington Times. Who would buy it?

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