The line is open.

* I’ve been distracted this afternoon by my annual chore of organizing the applications for our annual Academic All-Star Team recognition. Reading the applications is a good way to drive away some of the blues about education.

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* News note: On a party line vote, the Senate defeated the Republican effort to repeal health care reform. Sen. John Boozman boasts that he was acting in the interest of Arkansans in voting to end coverage for tens of thousands of residents of the state. Go figure.

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