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John Brummett

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Rurale profundities

posted: 07/05/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Two requests poured in that I venture just east of the White River for a visit with Bubba McCoy--that self-styled Landers of the Delta, the rotund rascal who calls his business "Bubba's Auto Emporum" and refuses to listen when I tell him the word is "emporium."

Asa acts responsibly

posted: 07/02/2015 2:44 a.m. Comments 71

Today's column may ruin Gov. Asa Hutchinson politically. But the truth must be told.

COMMENTARY: Necessary finesse

posted: 07/01/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 18

Aghast conservatives express dismay that George W. Bush’s nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court would lend the imprimatur of his conservative leadership to last week’s ruling saving Obamacare again, and probably permanently this time.

View of the new frontier

posted: 06/30/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 10

Right-wing religious extremists keep losing debates to law, tolerance, freedom and progressive thought.

Quintessentially Asa

posted: 06/28/2015 2:03 a.m. Comments 2

Lawyers are saying Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave a substantive and mildly lofty address a couple of weeks ago to the convention of the Arkansas Bar Association in Hot Springs.

An artifact of the past

posted: 06/25/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 83

Of course you may fly the Confederate flag over your state Capitol or wherever else you choose in honor of your history and heritage.

COMMENTARY: Simply a good man

posted: 06/24/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 6

For years J.T. would not go to church.

Lots of ideas, little effect

posted: 06/23/2015 3:05 a.m. Comments 8

From time to time--last week, for example--policymakers gather to complain that too many people are in state prisons and that it's going to break the taxpayers.

Biased conclusions

posted: 06/21/2015 1:47 a.m. Comments 70

The American right wing was in top form Thursday morning. By "top" I mean as low as it could go. Surely.

A big month

posted: 06/18/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 9

A potentially lid-blowing ruling momentarily will come from the U.S. Supreme Court.

COMMENTARY: Change the rules

posted: 06/17/2015 2:47 a.m. Comment 1

Hillary Clinton repeated in her long and policy-heavy announcement speech Saturday that, “if necessary,” she’d support a constitutional amendment to undo the Citizens United case.

The word, and love

posted: 06/16/2015 4:06 a.m. Comments 17

The Southern Baptist Convention assembles today amid declining membership for that powerful denomination, as well as for American churches in general.

Uppance has come

posted: 06/14/2015 1:45 a.m. Comments 2

The usually smooth Asa Hutchinson and the often-cocky Tim Griffin got a little comeuppance Thursday.

Campaign calculus

posted: 06/11/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 71

Bill Clinton got elected president light years ago in 1992 when the South actually could put a Democrat in office.

COMMENTARY: Rapert’s revolution

posted: 06/10/2015 2:58 a.m. Comments 24

State Sen. Jason Rapert, who lives in Bigelow and works in Conway, is mad.

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