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John Brummett

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OPINION: An anatomy of a killing

posted: 04/23/2017 1:43 a.m. Comment 1

It's a calm Thursday morning with a peaceful breeze. The state of Arkansas waits to find out whether it will get to scratch its itch and kill a man or two this evening.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Of itch and irony

posted: 04/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Editor's note: This is a revised version of a column first appearing online-only Tuesday.

Opinion: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The itch to kill

posted: 04/18/2017 7:40 a.m. Comments 41

I’ve never beheld such a powerful official hankering to kill and kill now as was evident Monday night in the political leadership of Arkansas.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Under the big top

posted: 04/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Asa Hutchinson created the circus, but Wendell Griffen and Bart Hester emerged as the zanier acts.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The hook of the story

posted: 04/16/2017 1:42 a.m. Comments 3

At the least, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a public-relations mistake.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Lessons from Peggy

posted: 04/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

Peggy Noonan? The Pulitzer Prize-winner for commentary for 2017?

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: More popular than Don

posted: 04/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College have been conducting automated political polls since 2010 that have chronicled and quantified with solid precision the rapid and deep reddening of Arkansas.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Sometimes they're right

posted: 04/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 40

Even a preposterous second-place president afflicted with megalomania and narcissism can get a policy or action right.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: State-sanctioned crime

posted: 04/09/2017 1:48 a.m. Comments 2

With Gov. Asa Hutchinson's killing season on death row inmates scheduled to open in Arkansas in eight days, a few anecdotes might lend themselves to worthy and somber contemplation.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The session that was

posted: 04/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

The just-completed legislative session was not as bad as it looked, which is a low but significant bar.


posted: 04/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 28

There is no reason for Senate Democrats to filibuster against Neil Gorsuch’s perfectly legitimate nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court except for the kind of nonsense U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham uttered Monday.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Confronting the facts

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

If you like films that educate without preaching and keep you thinking for days, and ideally longer, tune to your local Arkansas Educational Television Network station at 7 p.m. Thursday.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The state at death's door

posted: 04/02/2017 1:43 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas has lately conveyed an image to the nation and world of a barbaric place that carries out executions on a speeding assembly line and insists on arming drunken fans with guns at college football games.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Our meaner nannies

posted: 03/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The Legislature may be in the process of referring to you at the general election ballot of 2018 a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder thereafter to amend the state Constitution.


posted: 03/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

There was a time unlike now — 1987-88, for example — when a political fight in the U.S. Senate over a U.S. Supreme Court nomination could produce seismic results and matter for a generation.






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