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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

That pesky cipherin'

posted: 01/29/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 32

There has been a little confusion on the fringe right at the state Legislature on the question of whether we are raising or cutting taxes.

COMMENTARY: The crickets chirp for thee

posted: 01/28/2015 2:59 a.m. Comments 13

Most press accounts from the first Republican presidential cattle call over the weekend in Iowa mentioned that Sarah Palin was embarrassingly inane and Scott Walker impressive and Mike Huckabee also in attendance.

The game of the name

posted: 01/27/2015 3:09 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced last week that he was saving the private option.

On common ground

posted: 01/25/2015 2:03 a.m. Comment 1

Liberal tax policy surely hadn't enjoyed a better 16 hours in a couple of decades.

The hard choices

posted: 01/22/2015 3:12 a.m. Comments 3

In six days, the state Education Board will meet to make a difficult and potentially historic decision on whether to take over the running of the Little Rock School District.

COMMENTARY: Logical considerations

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m. Comments 47

Let’s get logical, shall we?

The duality of war

posted: 01/20/2015 2:59 a.m. Comments 5

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas ... at the same time."--F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Conservative cuts

posted: 01/18/2015 1:49 a.m. Comments 4

As a candidate for governor this time, Asa Hutchinson got asked in a debate to name the first thing he'd do in office if elected.

A history with Hutchinson

posted: 01/15/2015 3:01 a.m. Comment 1

You watch a man get sworn in as the governor of the state and you naturally think about your history with him.

COMMENTARY: Watch the session begin

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m. Comments 11

Join me for a stalking of the state Capitol corridors as the historic new Legislature, about two-thirds Republican, gets sworn in: I don’t recognize a lot of these people wearing House of Representatives name tags.

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