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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.
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Recent Stories by John Brummett

COMMENTARY: JOHN BRUMMETT: A look at the issues

posted: 10/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

With early voting started, we should turn our attention to matters of actual consequence that will appear on the Arkansas ballot.

Oh, that nasty woman

posted: 10/23/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 29

Sometimes there are October moments. They come in presidential debates. We casually come to realize that we have passed over from near-certainty to full certainty that a race is over.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The pre-emptive pout

posted: 10/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 27

It's time Donald Trump lost fair and square--as indications are that he will--and got busy with his new television network or his revolution, whichever comes first.

COMMENTARY: JOHN BRUMMETT: Ethical shortcomings

posted: 10/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 63

Donald Trump and his supporters say the dirty rotten American media conspire to exploit a matter unfavorable to him and ignore a more egregious one that besmirches Hillary Clinton.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Wise and brave counsel

posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 23

A local preacher told me he was planning a sermon on the concept of "voting scripturally," a phrase he'd heard from a congregant.

Serious business

posted: 10/16/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Voters in a state giving a megalomaniacal masher like Donald Trump a 21-point lead in the latest presidential poll should not be writing constitutional law.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Of sins and sinners

posted: 10/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

State Sen. Jason Rapert wants to put a monument of the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol grounds. He also says on social media that he still intends to vote for Donald Trump for president.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Hypocrisy and the pols

posted: 10/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 35

Donald Trump's bragging about predatory sexual behavior and the ensuing furor managed to pour gasoline on the flame of a destructive American political divide.

Commentary: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hypocrisy and the pols

posted: 10/12/2016 2:48 a.m. Comments 3

Donald Trump’s bragging about predatory sexual behavior and the ensuing furor managed to pour gasoline on the flame of a destructive American political divide.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: D-minus debate

posted: 10/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 25

Graded against his own curve, Donald Trump did all right in the debate Sunday night.




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