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The Green New Deal

Dear editor: A cool breeze swept through our living rooms the other night when the Green Party candidate for president, Jill Stein, laid out the Green "New Deal." After suffering for years with the rancid smell of corporate party politics, we had for one brief moment a glimpse into a future that is now within our grasp.

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Concerns remain

Dear editor: I had just recently drafted a letter to send to the newspaper on the handling of the Judge Naramore case. The article in the paper today titled "The Right Decision" by Mike Masterson very eloquently expressed some of concerns that I had on the case. However, I would like to make a few more comments.

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Multiple reactions

Dear editor: When I read the letter from Pat Darnell declaring that liberals are "brain damaged," I had more than one reaction. First, I felt attacked and defensive as I lean liberal (although I do have some conservative beliefs). Secondly, I was angry that someone could declare something so offensive, offering as proof nothing more than reading a report based on opinions. Finally, I felt sympathy for someone who is so closed minded, angry and so set in her beliefs that you must be "brain damaged" if you do not believe as she does.

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Not a laughing matter

Dear editor: This note is for information only to correct a charge made by one of the letter writers on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, and to clarify the alleged physical conditions of liberals' brains.

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Placement ironic

Dear editor: How ironic that Mike Nunn's leftish bashing of Trump supporters (The Sentinel-Record, Aug. 22, 2016) appeared adjacent to the Mallard Fillmore cartoon which ended in, "I can't wait until we're in charge of the Real World

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Stop offshore lease sales

Dear editor: For many years, the Gulf Coast has enjoyed the riches gained from exploration and development by the oil and gas industry. Refineries meant good-paying jobs, offshore drilling and exploration required even more highly skilled jobs that increased the revenues of those that came down there to join in the largesse offered by the oil and gas industry. There seemed to be no downside.

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The right decision

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column by Mike Masterson, former executive editor of The Sentinel-Record, was published Tuesday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Think before voting 'yes'

Dear editor: My letter is an appeal for reasoning by the voters of Hot Springs in the ballot issue that is seeking funds for the huge millage increase for the HSSD. Our The Sentinel-Record paper of Aug. 21, 2016, states that the cost of the two primary projects would make up more than 85 percent of the funds the increase would generate for the district.

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A lie is still a lie

Dear editor: I read Mr. Nunn's letter in Monday's edition of The Sentinel-Record. I must admit I was genuinely amazed by the blatant and unmitigated gall he demonstrated in this letter. Mr. Nunn had the temerity to call Trump a liar. It takes a heap of chutzpah for a Democrat, even the most devoted sycophant, to call another candidate a liar. Hillary Clinton has told more lies than she has pantsuits. Even liberal pundits and reporters have admitted this. Not to mention the FBI director.

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Vote 'for' millage

Dear editor: Wow, were we excited about the Hot Springs School District's plans for the future which we read about recently in this paper! It is true that many of our school buildings are showing their age and need restoring and rebuilding. But we were most happy to hear that the number of school campuses will be decreased so that transporting a family's children of different ages will be easier. With fewer campus changes for each child, teachers will be able to work with students over several years and get to know them well.

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Weighted justice

Dear editor: Hot Springs, Ark., has not changed its basic values since the days of Al Capone and Bugs Moran. Money, connections and political powers win out in business and in the courts.

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In defense of Trump

Dear editor: My computer and I were both offline for nearly two weeks. When I got everything going again I found this in my Inbox. Liberals needn't read it, as I just read a Bloomberg report that Liberals are brain-damaged, so they wouldn't understand it anyway. Check it out on Google. Here is one proof: Five identical statues of a nude Donald Trump have appeared overnight on street corners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle and New York City.

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Turkey's potentially momentous shift on Assad

CAIRO -- For five years fighting has raged in Syria -- a humanitarian disaster destabilizing the region and the world. The aim of Bashar Assad's opponents' always was to drive the Syrian leader from power, but they have lacked the means to dislodge him. Now an inflection point may be at hand, with powerful opposition backer Turkey suggesting Assad, despite his brutality in the war, could play a role in an unspecified transition period.

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