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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

No politician-as-usual

posted: 08/02/2015 2:46 a.m. Comment 1

Bloomberg Politics assembled a dozen admitted Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire last week for a focus group discussion.

The Arkansas Special

posted: 07/30/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 20

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, assigned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to finagle a way out of this Common Core imbroglio, says we must change the name and tinker.

COMMENTARY: Hyperbolic Holocaust

posted: 07/29/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 6

Conservative columnist George Will sat on a pundit panel Sunday on Fox News—of course—and got asked what eventually would become of this red-hot Donald Trump mania.

Courted confusion

posted: 07/28/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

This current Arkansas Supreme Court is a fine mess, I tell you.

The problem of the purge

posted: 07/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson arranged a conference call Thursday morning so he could speak at once with as many of the 135 state legislators as could be assembled.

Disorder in the court?

posted: 07/23/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Associate Justice Rhonda Wood of Conway is the first-year member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who does Twitter and says justices needn't be so aloof.

COMMENTARY: Self-inflicted wounds

posted: 07/22/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 6

Donald Trump is far ahead in the new Washington Post poll of the Republican presidential primary.

Faded glories of the past

posted: 07/21/2015 3:49 a.m. Comments 13

Appearing before about a thousand Republicans at a party fundraising dinner in Hot Springs on Friday night, New York blowhard Donald Trump was presented with the gift of a rifle.

A matter of instinct

posted: 07/19/2015 1:49 a.m. Comments 10

You must trust something and somebody. For me it's my own instincts and a president championing those instincts and brandishing focus and logic.

Our ancestors and us

posted: 07/16/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 54

A substantive discussion unfolds in the matter of the Confederacy and its lingering symbolic celebration.



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