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John Brummett

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The Arkansas Special

posted: 07/30/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 17

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, assigned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to finagle a way out of this Common Core imbroglio, says we must change the name and tinker.

COMMENTARY: Hyperbolic Holocaust

posted: 07/29/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 6

Conservative columnist George Will sat on a pundit panel Sunday on Fox News—of course—and got asked what eventually would become of this red-hot Donald Trump mania.

Courted confusion

posted: 07/28/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

This current Arkansas Supreme Court is a fine mess, I tell you.

The problem of the purge

posted: 07/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson arranged a conference call Thursday morning so he could speak at once with as many of the 135 state legislators as could be assembled.

Disorder in the court?

posted: 07/23/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Associate Justice Rhonda Wood of Conway is the first-year member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who does Twitter and says justices needn't be so aloof.

COMMENTARY: Self-inflicted wounds

posted: 07/22/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 6

Donald Trump is far ahead in the new Washington Post poll of the Republican presidential primary.

Faded glories of the past

posted: 07/21/2015 3:49 a.m. Comments 13

Appearing before about a thousand Republicans at a party fundraising dinner in Hot Springs on Friday night, New York blowhard Donald Trump was presented with the gift of a rifle.

A matter of instinct

posted: 07/19/2015 1:49 a.m. Comments 10

You must trust something and somebody. For me it's my own instincts and a president championing those instincts and brandishing focus and logic.

Our ancestors and us

posted: 07/16/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 54

A substantive discussion unfolds in the matter of the Confederacy and its lingering symbolic celebration.

COMMENTARY: The urge to purge

posted: 07/15/2015 2:45 a.m. Comments 15

I am told that the state Human Services Department is in the process of purging perhaps tens of thousands of persons from the state’s popular private-option form of Medicaid expansion.

Playing the Trump card

posted: 07/14/2015 3:48 a.m. Comments 25

Arkansas Republicans have outdone not only Arkansas Democrats, but themselves.

Cries of Chicken Little

posted: 07/12/2015 1:45 a.m. Comments 24

Editor's note: A version of this column was first published online-only on Wednesday.

The odds on Hillary

posted: 07/09/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 61

I'll tell you now the same thing I told you at this point in 2007. It's that Hillary Clinton is sure-as-shooting going to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

COMMENTARY: The sky is … falling?

posted: 07/08/2015 2:40 a.m. Comments 39

The most liberal person in mainstream American politics, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, said over the weekend that he respects religious liberty and would never support removing any tax exemption from religiously affiliated organizations.

Rage against reason

posted: 07/07/2015 2:56 a.m. Comments 39

We now know that members of the state Senate's Republican caucus engaged in an email conversation Thursday evening.

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