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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

Unattractive truths

posted: 10/08/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 11

The Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote today by a secret-ballot majority of the membership of 247 to install Californian Kevin McCarthy as speaker to replace John Boehner.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: Road-rage policy

posted: 10/07/2015 2:48 a.m. Comments 20

Not all circumspection is appeasement worthy of Neville Chamberlain comparisons.

Fixated on false choices

posted: 10/06/2015 3:34 a.m. Comments 58

The American aversion to gun restriction stems from fear, circular reasoning, politics, economics and a professed intolerance for inevitable imperfection.

In the modern era

posted: 10/04/2015 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

A version of this column was first published online-only Wednesday.

On merit and money

posted: 10/01/2015 2:52 a.m. Comments 5

My column of September 8 created a large buzz in a small universe.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: In the modern era

posted: 09/30/2015 2:58 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce wanted a panel on which I sat Monday to lend modern historical perspective to Arkansas politics.

Done in by deal-making

posted: 09/29/2015 3:47 a.m. Comments 5

John Boehner's job proved impossible, at least by the arduous manner in which he felt it necessary to attempt it.

Religion and government

posted: 09/27/2015 2 a.m. Comments 11

Pope Francis is not a liberal or conservative. He transcends pedestrian labels that drive wedges in American society.

Beyond the inevitable

posted: 09/24/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 10

Today's column comes from the vantage point of a panelists' table in front of the Political Animals Club at the Governor's Mansion reception hall at noon Tuesday.

COMMENTARY: What should’ve been said

posted: 09/23/2015 2:46 a.m. Comments 13

A man in a New Hampshire crowd last week asked Donald Trump what we were going to do about all these Muslim training camps in the country.

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