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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

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: At Face(book) value

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

We experienced a little social-media dust-up Monday.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Coming to terms with President Trump

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 46

Donald Trump has closed the gap on Hillary Clinton to a percentage point — 44.9 to 44.0, to be precise — according to RealClearPolitics’ averaging of the latest credible polls.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Outrage overload

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 38

Donald Trump commits such frequent and regular atrocities that their disgrace is diminished by their proliferation.

Bubba bloviates

posted: 09/18/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 21

"The one I think is the sickest--that's the one I'm gonna vote for. I'm looking for the best chance to get to the running mate."

Welcome to Little Rock

posted: 09/15/2016 2:51 a.m. Comments 10

John Walker's law firm seems to live under the skin of a Little Rock school superintendent, whether that of the sadly departed Baker Kurrus or the newly earnest Michael Poore.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Partisan sop on scandals

posted: 09/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has that good-ol’-girl, Glock-gripping, Hillary-hatin’ thing going on.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The price of privacy

posted: 09/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 40

That Sunday health episode just goes to show that Hillary Clinton's secrecy, while understandable as insulation against right-wing slander, poses a more pervasive problem for her than a bout of pneumonia.

Graded on Trump curve

posted: 09/11/2016 1:42 a.m. Comments 31

It's no wonder Hillary Clinton hates the news media.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to offend

posted: 09/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 33

The Santa Clara police union threatened last week to boycott the security detail at San Francisco 49ers' home games unless the team did something about the "inappropriate" actions of a player named Colin Kaepernick.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary in the in-between

posted: 09/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 41

“I stand between you and the apocalypse.” — Hillary Clinton, during a private fundraiser at Stephen Spielberg’s East Hampton compound, according to The New York Times.




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