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September 23, 2014

Viewpoints

Arguments are getting old

When I was little kid, going to public schools and television was still really new (yes, I'm that old), some kids would have debates about whose daddy was bigger, badder and stronger. Today's letters to the editor remind me of those debates.

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The spiritual world

Mike Nunn's letter of Sept. 13 states: No one ... past or present ... can state what will happen when life ceases to exist for any one of us.

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Summit with a purpose

WASHINGTON -- We are taking a huge gamble with the world's future. Individual nations -- and citizens -- must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on altruism is risky.

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Tall order for Republicans in '16

WASHINGTON -- It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is evidently not a total meathead. Which he would have needed to be to have anything to do with the politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge -- a dirty trick oddly and aimlessly directed at the public. According to recent reports, nine months of federal investigation into emails and text messages have produced nothing implicating Christie.

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Why didn't Obama pass immigration reform when he had the chance?

In light of President Obama's decision to delay his much-anticipated edict on immigration until after November's elections, some critics are asking why the president and Democrats in Congress didn't pass immigration reform back when they had overwhelming majorities in both House and Senate. It's a good question -- and a good reason to revisit 2009 and 2010, when immigration reform could have become a reality.

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Eliminate overhead

I just watched a story on KATV about how the state is $65 million short of fully funding all of the school districts in the state.

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Treasure Hunt a success

The Great Treasure Hunt on Park Avenue was a huge success. Thank you so much to the following merchants who made such generous donations.

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Did McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

JACKSON, Miss. -- It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing.

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Off-duty reassurance

Congratulations to Jeannie Stringer for her response to the mean-spirited criticism of law enforcement officers driving their assigned cars home. That condemnation in the letter to the editor was seemingly without thought or reasoning.

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JP proposes alternative

The city of Hot Springs (city) is moving forward with plans for a new water treatment plant to be located southeast of Hot Springs (in Hot Spring County).

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Reacting vs. planning

Looks like water is being brewed by the local tea party/GGGG (Garland Good Government Group) to douse the city's effort to ensure a future water supply.

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Thankful for support

I just want to express my heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for the many ways you have supported me during the illness and passing of my husband, Don Grisham.

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Writing on faith

Response to Mr. Cann (quoted): "For over 30 years, I have been a page-to-page reader of this newspaper." May you live another 30 years!

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Intersection needs light

The intersection at Blacksnake Road and Highway 227 is dangerous due to the topography: Uphill stop from the east, curve from Mountain Pine, as well as vegetation obscuring view from the west; and not least, the fast traffic from Piney Junction.

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More on Stiglitz

It would be interesting if the editor of the letters section would require a writer to add a small bio of anybody they site as a reference. In that section on Sept. 8, 2014, George Lindholm used Joseph Stiglitz as a reference for the economic policies which should be adopted by America.

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