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November 17, 2018

Viewpoints

The losing side

Dear editor: I could tell which side lost just from reading John Ragland's hate-filled diatribe. He's filled with all this hate because that's who the Democrats are. It's who they have always been they've just changed tactics a little but they've always been the party of hate. Last time, John, there was any hooded white supremacists they were Democrats.

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Reduce gun violence

Dear editor: There was another mass shooting last week, and another, and another. Only in America. Our senators and representatives offer thoughts and prayers, but it is well past time for Congress to pass common-sense legislation that could substantially reduce gun violence.

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GC Reads 'thanks'

Dear editor: On behalf of the Garland County Reads Organizing Committee, we would like to recognize and sincerely thank our wonderful sponsors who provided food and entertainment for our recent family event at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market.

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Re: Windshield note

Dear editor: This letter is in response to the note left on my windshield Friday regarding a sticker on my car. The sticker reads, "My cat is a Democrat"! The anonymous note asked my car, i.e. cats, questions regarding his/her position on four political issues. I will be replying for "them" because they do not write.

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'You didn't do that' again

Dear editor: We got to hear the high-pitched strangulation of the English language by Barack Hussein Obama again this week (Oct. 28). He is stuck on "You didn't do that." Remember when he told business owners who risked everything they have and worked long hours, "you didn't do that!"? Now he's telling Donald Trump, who has a booming economy, "You didn't do that!" I did! Talk about ego! He takes the prize!

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The suspect electorate

As radical as it might sound in our age of unbounded democracy worship, there are good reasons to be skeptical of schemes that seek to "turn out the vote" and constantly "expand the franchise."

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Kavanaugh debacle cost Democrats Senate

WASHINGTON -- Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats' campaign to destroy him will go down as a massive blunder. It failed to keep Kavanaugh off the court. It cost Democrats their chance to regain control of the Senate. And it gave Republicans an expanded Senate majority that will allow them to confirm an even more conservative justice next time around.

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Advice to our new leaders

There will be some new faces in national, state and local government next year. Election season is always an exciting time and brings with it lots of intrigue and suspense. It is interesting to hear the different ideas and approaches to the problems facing our community.

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Thank you, veterans

World leaders converge on Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I, so it's appropriate, on Veterans Day, to reflect back on the conflict that played a key role in why we honor the men and women of our armed forces today.

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Macron weakened ahead of Trump, Putin meeting

LENS, France -- It's a weakened Emmanuel Macron who'll be hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I.

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Cotillion classes provide a leg-up

There is an old saying that goes, "If we are willing to settle for less than the best, that is exactly what we will have." Of course, this is true in many different areas of life, but it is really a mindset that being the best at whatever we do is our heartfelt desire.

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