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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

JOHN BRUMMETT: Prejudice of place

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 21

They tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again ... And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them: ... Here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities."--Carl Sandburg in the poem "Chicago," published 100 years ago.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: A little prudence, please

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

Hillary Clinton has always been committed to the noble purposes of public service. It’s a Methodist thing with her.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Where we go from here after Wade Naramore verdict

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 15

Wade Naramore's case exposed the best and worst of American culture, politics and law.

The new narrative

posted: 08/21/2016 1:46 a.m. Comments 10

You see what's happened, don't you? We've been set up for an 80-day narrative about Donald Trump closing the gap.

JOHN BRUMMETT: His man in Arkansas

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a column originally published online-only Wednesday.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump’s man in Arkansas

posted: 08/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 33

A confluence of developments led to Bud Cummins’ chairmanship of Donald Trump’s campaign in Arkansas.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Pipe dream worth having

posted: 08/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 58

True Arkansas believers in Hillary Clinton huddled under an awning protected from the rain on Saturday morning.

Lowering the bar ... again

posted: 08/14/2016 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Thursday that he wasn't going to try to "get inside Donald Trump's mind."

Column: The value of newspapers

posted: 08/11/2016 2:55 a.m. Comments 12

I tuned in Sunday night to HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, an acerbic and superior spinoff of The Daily Show.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Toward a model of fairness

posted: 08/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 39

The New York Times published the other day what we in the business call a “think piece.”

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