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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

Asa's taxing situation

posted: 07/31/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

If Asa Hutchinson could take two, then you ought to be able to take at least one.

COMMENTARY: It’s in their makeup

posted: 07/30/2014 4:59 a.m. Comments 3

There once was a shade-tree political consultant who got fired by a politician who accused him—falsely, I hope to heck—of just flat-dab making up a poll.

Columnists: A need for speed

posted: 07/29/2014 2:54 a.m. Comment 1

Better broadband for schools

A vexing question

posted: 07/27/2014 1:50 a.m. Comments 8

The insiders' buzz in the governor's race last week was the utter blundering catastrophe Asa Hutchinson made of a simple question.

Grab a blanket

posted: 07/24/2014 3:02 a.m. Comments 4

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that we should do away with party primaries.

COMMENTARY: A race with potential

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m. Comments 4

A panel of journalist-pundits was professing analytical command of Arkansas politics at the state press convention a couple of weeks ago.

Cotton vs. Pryor: A quick recap

posted: 07/22/2014 3:16 a.m. Comments 3

Allow me to catch you up on the big U.S. Senate race.

Bubba breaks it down

posted: 07/20/2014 1:56 a.m. Comment 1

Bubba McCoy says Barack Obama's economic recovery had nothing to do with bringing him out of retirement to reopen Bubba's Auto Emporium east of here, where he still totes some notes.

Saving private option

posted: 07/17/2014 3:20 a.m. Comments 13

Asa Hutchinson's campaign took exception to an assertion in the column of arrows Sunday.

COMMENTARY: Politics and strategy

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m. Comments 4

Tom Cotton’s campaign has portrayed Mark Pryor as ducking a debate on statewide television.


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