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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: It's about the people

posted: 05/28/2017 1:47 a.m. Comments 3

As described to me, the Washington County Democratic Women's organization was until this year a quiet and insular society mainly comprising two to three dozen longtime true partisan believers.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The case for Asa 2.0

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Gov. Asa Hutchinson put out a statement the other day that he will seek re-election in 2018.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: How the news works

posted: 05/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 36

Donald Trump defenders gleefully cite a study from Harvard — Harvard, the supposed liberal bastion that infested us with such brainwashed liberals as Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz.

OPINION : JOHN BRUMMETT: Obstruction deconstructed

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 36

When the time comes, special counsel Robert Mueller might not put it quite the way I am about to put it.

OPINION: Prepare for a slap fight

posted: 05/21/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

You might think that the Justice Building west of the Capitol housing the offices of state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges would be a no-drama workplace.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The rush to outrage

posted: 05/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Donald Trump is surely the right president for the digital era.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Aged like fine whine

posted: 05/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

The New York Times described on Sunday a whining Donald Trump who reminded me of a whining Bill Clinton and suggested common symptoms over a quarter-century of our national political illness.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The Bar stepping up

posted: 05/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Bar Association's current leadership is bouncing around an idea to get behind an uncommonly far-reaching constitutional reform proposal for the general election ballot in November 2018.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: All partisan distrust

posted: 05/14/2017 1:47 a.m. Comments 3

Nearly everything from the school millage issue in Little Rock to the Trump-Russia madness in Washington comes down either to ego and turf or partisan distrust.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: The space in the center

posted: 05/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Editor's note: This column was first published online-only Wednesday.






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