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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

OPINION : On a civil plane

posted: 08/20/2017 1:46 a.m. Comments 4

Thursday's column sought to provide a modulated analysis of the Confederate monument furor.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The purpose it serves

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 64

The debate over Confederate monuments cries out for the thoughtful public dialogue that those grotesquely un-American neo-Nazis defiled Saturday in Charlottesville.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Game plan for Democrats

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

These are lean times for Arkansas Democrats, and the 22nd annual Clark County Clinton Day Dinner drawing partisans from all over Southwest Arkansas was stressed for a keynote speaker this year.

OPINION : JOHN BRUMMETT: Played to his base

posted: 08/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 53

Some things are worse than others.

OPINION : JOHN BRUMMETT: Scouting the landscape

posted: 08/13/2017 1:46 a.m. Comments 19

Let's begin with a sentence not written in a long time if ever about Little Rock.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Ready ... aim ...

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

It's been forever since we fired arrows to take stock of the conventional wisdom of our uncommonly volatile political age. Donald Trump has commanded our single focus. Naturally, we must start there.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Gone fishin’? Not really

posted: 08/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 16

Did you hear what the ever-sanctimonious Kenneth Starr said the other day on CNN? Could you sense Bill Clinton’s rage when he said it?

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Averting Trumpian chaos

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 37

Roby Brock asked Monday on our weekly Talk Business and Politics digital telecast whether evidence suggested that Republicans in Congress are no longer afraid of President Trump.

OPINION : The American ideal

posted: 08/06/2017 1:47 a.m. Comments 55

Stephen Miller, an extremist Bannon-wing White House aide fresh off Jeff Sessions’ Senate staff, got the fact right but the American ideal wrong.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Asa goes to Washington

posted: 08/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 21

There is no public evidence that U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton ever paid a bit of attention to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's concerns about the health-care bills that died in the Senate last week.






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