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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

Asa acts responsibly

posted: 07/02/2015 2:44 a.m. Comments 44

Today's column may ruin Gov. Asa Hutchinson politically. But the truth must be told.

COMMENTARY: Necessary finesse

posted: 07/01/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 18

Aghast conservatives express dismay that George W. Bush’s nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court would lend the imprimatur of his conservative leadership to last week’s ruling saving Obamacare again, and probably permanently this time.

View of the new frontier

posted: 06/30/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 10

Right-wing religious extremists keep losing debates to law, tolerance, freedom and progressive thought.

Quintessentially Asa

posted: 06/28/2015 2:03 a.m. Comments 2

Lawyers are saying Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave a substantive and mildly lofty address a couple of weeks ago to the convention of the Arkansas Bar Association in Hot Springs.

An artifact of the past

posted: 06/25/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 83

Of course you may fly the Confederate flag over your state Capitol or wherever else you choose in honor of your history and heritage.

COMMENTARY: Simply a good man

posted: 06/24/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 6

For years J.T. would not go to church.

Lots of ideas, little effect

posted: 06/23/2015 3:05 a.m. Comments 8

From time to time--last week, for example--policymakers gather to complain that too many people are in state prisons and that it's going to break the taxpayers.

Biased conclusions

posted: 06/21/2015 1:47 a.m. Comments 70

The American right wing was in top form Thursday morning. By "top" I mean as low as it could go. Surely.

A big month

posted: 06/18/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 9

A potentially lid-blowing ruling momentarily will come from the U.S. Supreme Court.

COMMENTARY: Change the rules

posted: 06/17/2015 2:47 a.m. Comment 1

Hillary Clinton repeated in her long and policy-heavy announcement speech Saturday that, “if necessary,” she’d support a constitutional amendment to undo the Citizens United case.

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