by Max Brantley
Pretty good editorial in today's Benton County Daily Record on the failure of the Arkansas legislature to approve a bill that would provide for legal fees for successful plaintiffs in Freedom of Information lawsuits.
It would have been better if the editorial had noted that Benton County provided a third of the blocking vote total in the House committee -- Republican Reps. Eric Harris, Horace Hardwick and Daryl Pace.
In Benton County, freedom is just another word for "you lose" or "them that has the gold rules."
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