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Saving private option July 18, 2014 at 3:43 a.m.


Yes. He pretty much held the position that Hurricane Sandy victims should fend for themselves. The great thing about having a 50 state nation is that when one state suffers a calamity, the federal government can help it out. Boozman understands that and even Tim Griffin understands that. Cotton apparently only believes that the federal government funds should be used to support military action overseas.

Cotton twice has voted against aid to schools lunches in votes on a SNAP bill and in his vote against the farm bill. Cotton's record on voting against college students is even more clear. He consistently votes against college aid measures such as Pell Grants and votes to increase student loans. Arkansas needs education assistance desperately. Our economic problems are tied directly to the low levels of education. Cotton just votes against everything which could help Arkansas and votes for everything that the Club for Growth wants. Conservatives such as Boozman and Hutchinson are acceptable moderates--as is Pryor.

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Obamacare fails to fail July 18, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.


Massachusetts also has great schools. It is expensive to live there, but most people make great money.

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Saving private option July 17, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.


You are exactly right. Tom Cotton has no problem telling hurricane victims, "Tough Luck" and telling school kids that they don't really need lunch at school. Asa has a Christian conscience--which is why I am predicting a win for Asa and a loss for Cotton. Cotton is just too extreme. The American people love the American people. Cotton seems to not like anybody except the richest businessmen.

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Student transfers out of 'distressed' schools have limits July 17, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.


I don't think of 54 as "old." I've known black people my whole life. Our housekeeper of 30 years was black and really had a large part in raising me. I had two black teachers at Williams Elementary and one black teacher at MSM. I've met many well educated and wonderful black people at UVA and Vanderbilt and practicing law in Little Rock and the D.C. area. I have known poor blacks and rich blacks--doctors, lawyers, prison inmates, and disadvantaged youth. It is just absurd to label all blacks as the same.

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LR exec’s $500,000 in Koch PAC’s pot July 17, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.


I am not at all hysterical, but am determined to keep people such as Cotton out of office. Despite all the Koch commercials and PAC spending for Romney, the people voted to reelect Obama through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers working in key swing states. I am a little worried about Arkansas, but I am cautiously optimistic that Cotton can be made to retire to lobbying. I am very optimistic that a Democrat will be elected to the White House in 2016.

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Obamacare fails to fail July 17, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

The private option in Arkansas has saved many small hospitals. Obamacare and the private option have brought medical care to people who did not have it before. This is all good news. My health insurance only has increased slightly. The economy is doing well. Life is good in these United States.

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LR exec’s $500,000 in Koch PAC’s pot July 17, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.


You are 100% right. These guys finance the politicians who will let them treat workers as they please and dump toxins where they want. These are the people who are trying to ruin America. The Kochs, Camerons, and Cottons in this country must be stopped. They are on a mission to screw the poor and middle class and to fill the pockets of the very wealthy. These men pose the greatest danger to our democracy in our nation's history.

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Student transfers out of 'distressed' schools have limits July 17, 2014 at 8:59 a.m.


Go to urbanprepdotorg and see what is possible--schools of all black boys with 100% acceptance rates to college.

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Student transfers out of 'distressed' schools have limits July 17, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.


Most of them are the descendants of slaves and sharecroppers and live in the poorest areas of the state. Their only chance at success is to escape the cycle of poverty. Arkansas' only chance to end its status as one of the poorest states is to improve education. Maryland has a large black population and great schools--if that is what you are insinuating.

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Obamacare fails to fail July 17, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

Krugman is liberal to be sure. However, Obamacare actually appears to be succeeding and offering more people quality choices in insurance options. The program is starting to become very popular.

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