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Re: “Updated: State Board of Education gives final green light to three more charters in Little Rock

My wife reminded me that a few years ago on a trip to Kansas City, we were at a bar when a guy at the next table was regaling his friend with his experiences of traveling to other cities to start charter schools, knowing that it was all smoke and mirrors. He finished by commenting that he felt "like the guy in Music Man."

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 09/14/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “The post-Charlottesville open line

I gave up trying to wade through the Nation article. New York magazine offers this summary:

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/08/the-nat…

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 08/13/2017 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Football and brain damage: An Arkansas image included in study

Another Arkansas Razorback example still living is Jerry Eckwood, who had a number of concussions while playing and ended up homeless and unable to take care of himself. He currently suffers from dementia, and is housed in an assisted living facility.

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 07/25/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Tall Talking Tom Cotton emerges from hiding on health care

In January, Cotton was dismissive of repealing the ACA without a replacement plan:

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/vide…

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 07/18/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The U.S., Nicaragua and Syria against the world

"Apart from climate & intl implications of today's announcement, can we talk about ridiculous level of sucking-up to Trump by Pence & Pruitt?"

--Ana Navarro on Twitter

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 06/01/2017 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Forrest City native wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

When Patricia actually received the award this week, it turned out to be for $60,000, an increase of $10,000 from previous years and what had been announced.

Posted by Whit E. Knight on 05/26/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Forrest City native wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

Congratulations to my friend of more than 47 years. This prize is well-deserved and I hope it is the start of some past-due recognition for her.

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Posted by Whit E. Knight on 05/25/2017 at 3:28 PM

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