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Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Truth as illusion

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 51

The gaslighting era formally launches in the United States tomorrow. It's been introducing itself for more than a year, actively since Nov. 8.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Fakery on the frontier

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 52

The preposterous second-place president-elect, Donald Trump, huffily refused to accept a news-conference question last week from the reporter for CNN, which Trump called “fake news.”

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: The GIF under the tree

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

This will be a short modern history of the General Improvement Fund. That's an element of the state government budget that has amounted to an outrage in recent years and now is criminally corrupt in at least one instance.

JOHN BRUMMETT: No soup for you!

posted: 01/15/2017 1:49 a.m. Comments 6

On Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the joint legislative assembly loftily that the time had come to put partisanship aside and do what was best for the state.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Meek, maybe ... but spunky

posted: 01/12/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

A meek little guy with a mustache announced himself the new sheriff in town at the Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Commentary: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Missing the point, again

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 54

Actress Meryl Streep accepted a lifetime achievement award Sunday evening from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Awards. She used the occasion to lament the mean-spiritedness of the nation’s looming dark cloud of a president whom she never named.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Farewell, old friend

posted: 01/10/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

In the early evening of Jan. 16, 1975, nearly 42 years ago, Stanley Russ of Conway was worried that a Democratic runoff that was tantamount to election was about to be stolen from him.

All about the show

posted: 01/08/2017 1:43 a.m. Comments 2

Republicans apparently will kill Obamacare mostly for show, then put much of it back incrementally over time with what will more closely resemble Hillary Clinton's proposed "fix" than Donald Trump's bellowed "repeal."

JOHN BRUMMETT: An ignominious start

posted: 01/05/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 47

And they were off.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: A hillbilly’s elegy

posted: 01/04/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 27

J.D. Vance, the up-from-ruins author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy" that has come to define the neglected and resentful working-class white people who elected Donald Trump, has written a farewell tribute to Barack Obama.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: What do we want?

posted: 01/03/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 20

President-elect Donald Trump put on Twitter last week that new economic indicators are uncommonly good. Then he wrote, "Thanks, Donald."

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Not so predictable

posted: 01/01/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 39

Now is the time for the annual column on resolutions and predictions for the new year.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Fact? What's that?

posted: 12/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 32

The year 2016 belonged to death.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Doesn't mean a darn thing

posted: 12/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 15

Let's focus today on something that doesn't matter.

A most magnificent tree

posted: 12/25/2016 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

Editor's note: This is a revised and updated version of a column first appearing Christmas Eve 2015.

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