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Arkansas Democrats rely on political newcomers

LITTLE ROCK -- Paul Spencer teaches politics and government to high school students in Little Rock and for the past several years led a group that's pushed for stricter ethics rules and campaign finance limits. He's never held elected office or appeared on the ballot, but he's now hoping to retake a central Arkansas congressional seat in what had been a reliably Democratic district.

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Not an 'Arkansan'

Dear editor: Having recently moved back to Hot Springs from Texas, I heard being called an "Arkansan." I'm not from Kansas, I was born in Arkansas. Arkansas was once spelled "Arkansaw," as was the river.

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Kudos for Arlington

Dear Arlington Resort Hotel: I am sending you this because I just had to share with you a cute story about my 4-year-old's love for your hotel.

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A dose of reality

A while back I witnessed something that made me so grateful for being in good health, having a sound body and being able to walk and move about so freely. To be sure, what I saw or witnessed that day gave me a good dose of reality, as there are many in our midst who do not have these blessings.

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I miss you, SpongeBob

My wife, Victoria, has had a firm rule in our home ever since the birth of our daughter, Cadyn: no "SpongeBob Square Pants."

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Changing history

Dear editor: There seems to be a lot of fuss and noise about Confederate statues and monuments in the Southern states resulting in removal of Confederate monuments. And plans to remove them all over time.

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Give Trump a chance

Dear editor: This Sunday morning as usual when I awoke, the very first thing I do is to thank God for another day on this earth, also for being so fortunate, as to have been born in the United States of America. The second is to ask him to protect our president and his loving family, and give him the strength he will need to make the necessary changes, that our country badly needs.

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The new political mantra

Dear editor: Deregulation is the resurrection of a mantra that hurt people and taxpayers in the past. Regulations are put in place to solve problems and protect people. Our politicians and myopic voters are moving at warp speed to eliminate regulations under the heading of improving profits and the economy.

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Voting rights

Dear editor: Thomas Paine was an American patriot in our Revolutionary War and his writings were/are so powerful that both the English and French wanted to jail him; both banned his writings.

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Encourage one another

Dear editor: In my Sunday, July 9, letter, I stated that "It's too bad that so many Christians are choosing to remain silent in this intense spiritual battle that is taking place in our nation." That brings to mind one of my favorite quotes: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Sir Edmund Burke)

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No compromises

Dear editor: In response to the Wednesday, July 12, letter. A well-disciplined young miss from Texas is now calling another writer a liar!

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Losing sight of wisdom

Dear editor: I congratulate Mr. Nunn for his pursuit of education. However, sometimes people can be so "educated" they lose sight of wisdom.

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