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    Even when blockbuster decisions are not being handed down almost daily by the U.S. Supreme Court, rules of procedure passed down by Arkansas's top court typically gain little attention.
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Re: “Today's video and the open line

Good column by Gene Lyons this week. The most meaningful conclusion:

"As for the Democrats, they must start with the understanding that almost everybody whos going the read the Mueller Report already has. Truthfully, most of the presidents supporters cant parse a 428-page legal document any more than Trump himself can. And wouldnt if they could."

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Posted by plainjim on 04/23/2019 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Mueller message boiled down: Stupidity and incompetence saved Trumps

I know a lot of people who voted for Trump. Despite the recent polls that show his declining popularity, I have not encountered a single one who will admit their vote was ill-advised. It's like casper said. He may be an idiot, but he is their idiot.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/23/2019 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Invitation withdrawn for constituent hoping to attend Tom Cotton 'town hall'

These "town halls" are really just Trump-style political rallies anyway, so they could be dangerous for dissenters to attend.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/23/2019 at 12:14 PM

Re: “What to do about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her credibility gap?

Jim Haggerty, under Eisenhower, was the first White House press secretary, if I am not mistaken. Before that, reporters found a way to cover the news. Maybe, the position is not necessary, because you can't believe them anyway.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/23/2019 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Little Rock Mayor Scott plans to use police detail, cites 'safety concerns' UPDATED

I think maybe this is the first time that I have received that many dislikes. Now I know how Razor must feel.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/23/2019 at 11:17 AM

Re: “State Education Department signals racial segregation is OK

Freedom of choice has never been a good plan. Students should go to the public schools of the district in which they live. If they or their parents don't like those schools, they should move, or else pay tuition to a private school. The public schools in the district should not lose state aid because the students who want to transfer, usually because the district is not white enough, do not want to go to school there.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/22/2019 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Little Rock Mayor Scott plans to use police detail, cites 'safety concerns' UPDATED

I can't believe that there are at least six readers who do not care about the security of the mayor.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/22/2019 at 6:20 PM

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