The Trump-ordered drone assassination of Iran’s top security commander in Baghdad and dispatch of thousands of troops to the Middle East sparked war protests around the U.S. today, including in Arkansas. It is as good a place as any to start tonight’s open line.

Brian Chilson of the Times was on hand for the River Market demonstration today, shown at top. Ryan Carter provided photos from Jonesboro, including:

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The U.S. public awaits evidence of the threat to Americans that supposedly prompted the drone strike. But if you can’t trust our intelligence agencies for vital information, who can you trust, right? Or does Trump only trust the deep state when it suits him?

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PS: Protests weren’t limited to America.

 

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