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JOHN BRUMMETT: But he didn't say it ...

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Donald Trump explains that he does not engage in unsubstantiated attacks.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary’s best hope

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 38

In June 1992, Ross Perot led a presidential poll with 35 percent. Then-President George H.W. Bush had 31 percent. Bill Clinton had 25 percent.

'People's house' eviction

posted: 05/24/2016 3:02 a.m. Comments 12

Let's stop calling it the Governor's Mansion. Now let's call it Casa del Asa.

More drama in the stalls

posted: 05/22/2016 1:46 a.m. Comments 13

For several hours Wednesday, and overnight until Thursday morning, it appeared Arkansas might not get any Itzhak Perlman performances or Bruce Springsteen concerts.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Of flaws and nuance

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 41

Let's summarize what the New York Times told us Sunday about Donald Trump and women.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The smell of testosterone

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

I was brought up by a Marine veteran of World War II’s Pacific battle on Okinawa. He wouldn’t talk about his experience.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to discriminate

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 32

If you worry about perverts who threaten sexual abuse against children, as you should, and if you want to discriminate against groups of people on the basis of these perverse actions of some, as you shouldn't, then the record suggests you ought to discriminate against Catholic priests, pastors, church youth ministers, coaches, judges in eastern Arkansas and speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Heroic efforts

posted: 05/15/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 4

I told my retirees' class in a program called LifeQuest that their special guest presenter Wednesday morning was heroic.

JOHN BRUMMETT: What we deserve

posted: 05/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 23

Now that the general election pairing is set--Bill Clinton's cheated-on and long-suffering spouse versus cheating braggart Donald Trump--the American political dialogue has risen quickly to matters of what the movie character Borat called "sexy time."

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Rising above hate

posted: 05/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

Did you see that London elected a mayor who would not be allowed to visit the United States if Donald Trump became president and got his way?

JOHN BRUMMETT: Highway shell game

posted: 05/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

The next step in this busy season at the state Capitol is to approve the governor's plan to tap Barack Obama's Medicaid expansion money to buy a vast supply of Band-Aids made of asphalt and concrete.

The whole ballgame

posted: 05/08/2016 1:43 a.m. Comments 4

They say Donald Trump changes all the rules. Democrats had best hope he changes a couple of big ones.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Kurrus' dilemma

posted: 05/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 31

Baker Kurrus says he won't take a paying job with the Little Rock school superintendent sent by the state to replace him.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Schooling the old guy

posted: 05/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

They didn’t know me and I certainly didn’t know them. And I’m thinking I learned more from them than they learned from me.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Thank you, Sir Paul

posted: 05/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 16

Would we still need him, would we still feed him, when he's 73?

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