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John Brummett

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posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

“Do you really believe that?”

JOHN BRUMMETT: The spotlight turns

posted: 07/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 31

Donald Trump's angry and shouted message last week was that America has gone dark and that he alone can restore the utopian condition enjoyed by Ozzie, Harriett, Beaver and Sheriff Taylor over in Mayberry.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: About those leaks …

posted: 07/25/2016 12:07 p.m. Comments 22

There are three ways to look at the email leak from the Democratic National Committee.

Principle or party

posted: 07/24/2016 2:07 a.m. Comments 27

Let's say you run for your party's presidential nomination and sign a pro forma statement that you will support the presidential nominee of your party, which you fully expect to be.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Principles? Pshaw!

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

In February there was reason to believe Gov. Asa Hutchinson shared some measure of a moderate political essence with the admirably principled John Kasich.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Just a little plagiarism …

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 27

Melania Trump provided an interlude that was oddly effective even if revealed as theft by receiving.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Words to heed

posted: 07/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 29

As we struggle for words, perhaps we could cling with wounded hearts to those of Montrell Jackson.

An unenviable task

posted: 07/17/2016 1:49 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been given a daunting assignment. His slow speech pattern and rationalization skills may be up to it.

JOHN BRUMMETT: With actions and in truth

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 21

Last Thursday night's murderous madness in Dallas was made even worse by a helpless sense that the nation lacked credible political and moral leadership to confront such a deep and horrible fracture.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The marijuana movement

posted: 07/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 21

It’s one of the easier political and cultural questions of a troubled political and cultural time.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Transformative generation

posted: 07/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

When the new librarian in town, Nate Coulter, asked me to moderate a panel for the Butler Center's Legacies and Lunch series based on my recent article about the dynamic and transformative 1970s in Arkansas politics, I said I'd do it only if we could secure the perfect panel.

What it is, and isn't

posted: 07/10/2016 1:44 a.m. Comments 22

I found myself at lunch Tuesday with a man who told of being instructed in law school in Fayetteville by none other than Hillary Rodham.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Into the gray areas

posted: 07/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Something about today's subject matter caused me to do a little research into black areas and gray areas.


posted: 07/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 20

Hillary Clinton’s trust problem is real, and powerful, but the opposite of what you think.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Behold the archer

posted: 07/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

We fired conventional wisdom's arrows last week in an online-only column. Perhaps treasured newsprint readers would like to behold the pundit's archery as well.




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