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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

JOHN BRUMMETT: The kid's all right

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Once I was speaking in Conway at a roast of former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, at the time my favorite Republican, a designation I always try to keep in my collection.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Asa, micro-manager

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

It was a big week for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who presumed to seize control both of the Governor's Mansion Commission and health-insurance rates.

JOHN BRUMMETT: But he didn't say it ...

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Donald Trump explains that he does not engage in unsubstantiated attacks.


posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 43

In June 1992, Ross Perot led a presidential poll with 35 percent. Then-President George H.W. Bush had 31 percent. Bill Clinton had 25 percent.

'People's house' eviction

posted: 05/24/2016 3:02 a.m. Comments 12

Let's stop calling it the Governor's Mansion. Now let's call it Casa del Asa.

More drama in the stalls

posted: 05/22/2016 1:46 a.m. Comments 13

For several hours Wednesday, and overnight until Thursday morning, it appeared Arkansas might not get any Itzhak Perlman performances or Bruce Springsteen concerts.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Of flaws and nuance

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 41

Let's summarize what the New York Times told us Sunday about Donald Trump and women.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The smell of testosterone

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

I was brought up by a Marine veteran of World War II’s Pacific battle on Okinawa. He wouldn’t talk about his experience.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to discriminate

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 32

If you worry about perverts who threaten sexual abuse against children, as you should, and if you want to discriminate against groups of people on the basis of these perverse actions of some, as you shouldn't, then the record suggests you ought to discriminate against Catholic priests, pastors, church youth ministers, coaches, judges in eastern Arkansas and speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Heroic efforts

posted: 05/15/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 4

I told my retirees' class in a program called LifeQuest that their special guest presenter Wednesday morning was heroic.




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