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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.
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Recent Stories by John Brummett

JOHN BRUMMETT: Coming up on the left

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

A lightly percolating question has arisen in Arkansas politics. It's whether a young Democrat named Conner Eldridge might actually make a race of his challenge to U.S. Sen. John Boozman.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Life in this neighborhood

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville could aspire to be Vanderbilt.

JOHN BRUMMETT: One more step forward

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Bar Association's House of Delegates moved the state closer Friday to a nobly challenging undertaking.

Ol' Bubba Trump

posted: 06/19/2016 1:47 a.m. Comments 24

I told Bubba McCoy that, frankly, I was jealous.

JOHN BRUMMETT: An inconceivable something

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 32

The Washington Post put a flawed headline on an online post Monday morning about statements Donald Trump had made in television interviews minutes earlier.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: For reason and sanity

posted: 06/15/2016 5:37 a.m. Comments 48

The Orlando horror proved a bloody battleground of American political and cultural warfare.

The cards we're dealt

posted: 06/14/2016 2:22 a.m. Comments 24

Last week the Arkansas Democratic Party announced that former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Friday, July 15, at the Verizon Arena.

Collateral damage

posted: 06/12/2016 1:52 a.m. Comments 10

Editor's note: This is an updated and revised version of a column first appearing online-only Wednesday.

Essential courtesy

posted: 06/09/2016 2:55 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Bar Association's Task Force on Maintaining a Fair and Impartial Judiciary asserts by its name that the state already has a fair and impartial judiciary.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: Collateral damage

posted: 06/08/2016 2:57 a.m. Comments 12

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton held up the nomination as ambassador to the Bahamas of a woman he believed to be perfectly admirable.




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