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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

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.

Columnists: Legislative assumptions

posted: 01/13/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 10

The Legislature convening historically this week for a dominant Republican takeover will start out doing easy right-wing things. That's what y'all voted for.

What freedom means

posted: 01/11/2015 1:44 a.m. Comments 2

In Paris on Tuesday evening, hundreds gathered in a public square and held pens and pencils aloft.

Children in balance

posted: 01/08/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 13

Today is a big day, perhaps long inevitable.

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