Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

 Words fail me.

Oh, I know that folks will be be aghast, and will write thousands upon thousands of words – some entertaining, some pretentious – about today’s editorial, asking the plaintive questions, “Where were they? Does Congress care more about people than about businesses?”

Interestingly enough, the second question never actually made it onto the paper’s website edition.

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Wiser heads prevailed, perhaps?

As to whether or not Congress care more about people than businesses?

I was having breakfast this morning with a friend at Village Inn. I passed the editorial in question to him, and after reading the headline, he laughed. I’ll bet he wasn’t he only one in Northwest Arkansas laughing this morning.

That’s comment enough, I think.

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Quote of the Day

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The value of an idea has nothing to do with the success of the man who expresses it. – Oscar Wilde

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The Inimitable Coralie Koonce

On January 10 (10am), at the Bentonville library, the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold it’s regular monthly meeting. The guest speaker will be Coralie Koonce, author of “Models, Myths and Muddles: Thinking Toward Survival.”

Coralie is familiar to many in Northwest Arkansas, not only for her books, but for her many letters to the editor.  Her message is that we must develop our critical thinking skills if we’re going to survive as a free nation and as a species.

rsdrake@nwark.com