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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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posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

So how is Arkansas faring reputation-wise on its killing spree?

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Eternal school challenges

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 23

The political story in Little Rock is the gulf in the tenuous alliance of black people and liberal white people. It is being brought into focus by the latest of the eternal Little Rock public school challenges.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: An anatomy of a killing

posted: 04/23/2017 1:43 a.m. Comments 9

It's a calm Thursday morning with a peaceful breeze. The state of Arkansas waits to find out whether it will get to scratch its itch and kill a man or two this evening.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Of itch and irony

posted: 04/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Editor's note: This is a revised version of a column first appearing online-only Tuesday.

Opinion: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The itch to kill

posted: 04/18/2017 7:40 a.m. Comments 41

I’ve never beheld such a powerful official hankering to kill and kill now as was evident Monday night in the political leadership of Arkansas.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Under the big top

posted: 04/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Asa Hutchinson created the circus, but Wendell Griffen and Bart Hester emerged as the zanier acts.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The hook of the story

posted: 04/16/2017 1:42 a.m. Comments 3

At the least, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a public-relations mistake.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Lessons from Peggy

posted: 04/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

Peggy Noonan? The Pulitzer Prize-winner for commentary for 2017?

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: More popular than Don

posted: 04/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College have been conducting automated political polls since 2010 that have chronicled and quantified with solid precision the rapid and deep reddening of Arkansas.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Sometimes they're right

posted: 04/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 40

Even a preposterous second-place president afflicted with megalomania and narcissism can get a policy or action right.






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