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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

Hyperbolic Huckabee

posted: 04/21/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Mike Huckabee, soon to run for evangelical pope by going through an exercise of pretending to run for the Republican presidential nomination, says a lot of things that are not quite so.

Not the old Hillary

posted: 04/19/2015 2:03 a.m. Comments 27

Anyone believing the columnist to be engaging in sexism in comparing Hillary Clinton to a Buick should feel free to assail him via a missive to the email address published at the end. He is standing by. It seems to him that he's also calling Bill Clinton a Buick, or worse. But he's ventured into Hillary metaphors before, and there are scars. He's never been quite certain what hit him.

This is effective?

posted: 04/16/2015 2:55 a.m. Comments 5

Asa Hutchinson gathered the media last week to announce that he had performed very effectively as governor during the legislative session.

COMMENTARY: Stuff and nonsense

posted: 04/15/2015 2:37 a.m. Comments 12

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said something nonsensical and alarming the other day.

The Bill doesn't fit

posted: 04/14/2015 2:42 a.m. Comments 26

So the new Hillary brand has been unveiled. She is a regular modern woman sensitive to our regular modern concerns. She wants only to be of service, to champion our shared causes. She drives around Iowa and New Hampshire to chat with us about today's challenges. She may or may not be married. It's hard to tell. Husbands are so incidental anymore.

Justice perverted

posted: 04/12/2015 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

The raging spectacle that the Arkansas Supreme Court currently makes of itself is mostly a matter of petty personality conflict, raw political calculation and then an important thing.

Awash in color

posted: 04/09/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 2

I'll just tell you: I'm a real sissy for the tulips. I tiptoe through them like a regular falsetto.

COMMENTARY: The choice: Talk or fight

posted: 04/08/2015 2:44 a.m. Comments 13

The Barack Obama-Tom Cotton debate—one in which the neophyte Cotton is a winner already by the assumption of symmetry—is a classic one.

Confused by the court?

posted: 04/07/2015 2:24 a.m. Comments 10

This column is adapted from an item first published Thursday on the columnist's blog.

Perception and reality

posted: 04/05/2015 1:31 a.m. Comments 2

Because he was the mildly heroic lead item on the national network news Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been much on my mind.


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