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July 21, 2017
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JOHN BRUMMETT: Is it McCarthyism?

On Sunday, a man who became president despite getting nearly 3 million fewer votes than his opponent—I refer to Donald J. Trump—tweeted that the news media is “distorting democracy” by reporting on him with the same skepticism it has applied professionally to all modern presidents.

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EDITORIAL

Your Magnolia Banner-News works every day to bring you trustworthy, informative and factual (we stress “factual”) reporting.

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JOHN BRUMMETT: Murky machinations

The New York Times published Saturday one of those insiders’ analyses that are staples of its reporting. U.S. Sen. John Boozman, the senior and previously invisible Republican from Arkansas, got collaterally exposed.

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State Capitol Week in Review

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to conservative budgeting and a rebound in consumer spending, the state ended Fiscal Year 2017 with a surplus of $15.7 million.

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EDITORIAL

The challenges of eliminating poverty, or at least lowering poverty rates, were outlined recently in a three-part series in the Banner-News by Joe Inscore.

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Boozman: The North Korean Dilemma

While we celebrated our independence on July 4, North Korea successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that flew longer and reached a higher altitude than any previously tested by the rogue regime.

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Cotton: Let vets keep their heirloom firearms

During World War II and the Korean War, while American troops were risking their lives in foreign lands to defend our freedoms, they acquired several mementoes of their service, usually firearms, which they hoped to pass on to their children.

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