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

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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: “Rutledge unhappy about Supreme Court decision on gay rights

Good place to add a comment I got from John W. Hall, esq.

From the taxpayers' perspective, how much did this exercise in futility cost the taxpayers? The state taking the case up on appeal, the Arkansas Supreme Court failing to protect the constitutional rights of gays, the need for a cert petition and then resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court. Hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on attorneys fees for what? So Leslie Rutledge can show her cred as a hardcore conservative? Wouldn't a hardcore conservative not want to piss away taxpayer money on foolish quixotic adventures?

Not in this day and age. Taxpayers be damned; the law as performance art. As AG she gets to piss away our money when we can't afford other services.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/26/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Resistance continues in Arkansas

Oh, I dunno. Three million more Americans voted for Hillary than Trump. Speaking only for myself, at least one of them was white, heterosexual and employed. I'm pretty sure I wasn't alone in that demographic.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/22/2017 at 10:55 AM
Posted by Max Brantley on 06/21/2017 at 6:39 AM

Re: “The strangulation of Obamacare

If saving a child's life by removing the cap on insurance coverage be "using" a child, then by golly let's "use" more of them.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/20/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “The strangulation of Obamacare

One life saved by Obamacare. Current talk is about reinstating lifetime coverage caps. Then what for this child?…

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/20/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The strangulation of Obamacare

The Pelosi quote is badly out of context but is widely in play today among the nutters. It was about the interpretation of complicated but long public and hotly debated legislation in the public domain, not a secret proceeding.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/20/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Death announced of recently released North Korean prisoner

Correct. 17 months. I corrected.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/19/2017 at 4:15 PM

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