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John Brummett

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Brummett’s career in news began when he was in high school as a part-time reporter for the Arkansas Democrat. He moved to the Arkansas Gazette in 1977. He wrote a political column for the Gazette from 1986 to 1990. He was an editor for Arkansas Times from 1990 to 1992. In 1994, his book, High Wire: From the Back Roads to the Beltway, the Education of Bill Clinton, was published by Hyperion of New York City. He became a columnist with the Democrat-Gazette in 1994. In 2000, he signed a deal with Donrey Media Group, now known as Stephens Media, and wrote for them for 11 years. He rejoined Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a columnist on Oct. 24, 2011.
You can read his blog at: http://brummett.arkansasonline.com/

Recent Stories by John Brummett

OPINION: A sage with a stent

posted: 10/22/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Bubba McCoy, now 70 and looking it, reared back in that friendly old faded-brown leather recliner in his trailer office at Bubba's Auto Emporium southeast of here.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: It's getting interesting

posted: 10/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The mayor's race in Little Rock isn't until next year and would have been interesting even without Frank Scott's entering it.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Dysfunction’s dirty pool

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 37

The Hutchinson-Hendren dynasty in Arkansas finds itself under increasing attack from the far right.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Up on the high-wire

posted: 10/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 37

You get what you vote for. That's how it supposedly works.

OPINION : Gunning for her shot

posted: 10/15/2017 1:48 a.m. Comments 35

There is this woman named Jan Morgan who calls herself the "gun goddess" and comes across as a mix of Tommy Robinson, Sarah Palin and Janet Huckabee.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Hypocrisy everywhere

posted: 10/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 18

Perhaps without intention, the New York Times op-ed page Sunday perfectly presented the nation's worsening malignancy of political polarization.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: A job for the Marines

posted: 10/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

How screwy is American politics? It’s really screwy. Hyper-screwy. Scary-screwy.

OPINION: Fix for a broken program

posted: 10/10/2017 2:22 a.m. Comments 4

The problem never was that state legislators used relatively small sums of state surplus money to fund capital projects improving life in the small, poor rural communities that dominate the state's politics and culture.

OPINION: The NRA wins again

posted: 10/08/2017 1:45 a.m. Comments 28

The National Rifle Association is politically brilliant, utterly so.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The Alabama situation

posted: 10/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 16

"If you can't run against Roy Moore, then what kind of party you got?"

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