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OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Odd way to make law

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson came out to his conference room Wednesday morning and said he had just signed the bill for guns on college campuses and Lord knows where all.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Up on the high wire

posted: 03/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s position on the U.S. House Republican health-care bill is that it is terrible and that it is fine.


posted: 03/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

"It's like 30 people left the room."--Writer Pete Hamill, on learning Sunday that Jimmy Breslin had died.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Legislative meddlers

posted: 03/19/2017 1:44 a.m. Comments 3

This legislative assembly has meddled a bit with colleges and universities.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Legislative fear

posted: 03/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

The gun orgy at the state Capitol is based on an overwhelmingly dominant belief that persons who bother to get licenses for guns they carry are not the ones we need to worry about.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Call for you, governor

posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 23

Ohio Gov. John Kasich should have been elected president. Voters didn’t really want either of their general election choices. Kasich was light years better than any other option.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The post-Obamacare world

posted: 03/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 30

It is true and ironic that the House Republican replacement plan for Obamacare would seem to do harm to older working-class white people.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Is that a white flag?

posted: 03/12/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Having written last week that it appeared Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some Republican legislators were preparing to stand up to the National Rifle Association on the issue of college-campus carry of concealed weapons, I am obliged to provide an update.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Mean enough for ya?

posted: 03/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 36

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced with seeming pride and satisfaction Monday that he intends with federal permission to throw tens of thousands of people off the state's popular and successful Medicaid expansion program.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump and the truth

posted: 03/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 30

The preposterous second-place president, Donald Trump, put on Twitter as an absolute fact that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phone in Trump Tower. Then the White House, where Trump is the supposed boss, put out a statement that an investigation is needed to determine if there is any truth to what the president declared as truth.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Reining in the GIF horse

posted: 03/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The longstanding policy by which legislators put surplus money in a General Improvement Fund and helped themselves to equal shares for personal control was so egregious that the kickback scandal it invited seems almost too good for it.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Fate of the presidency

posted: 03/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 35

"The deplorables now have a president."

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Who's calling the shots?

posted: 03/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 18

We're close to learning whether the National Rifle Association can be stood up to in Arkansas.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: It’s all politics, isn’t it?

posted: 03/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 21

It was a major political event — don’t you see? So many things are.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Potentially meaningful

posted: 02/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 16

Several hundred Little Rock-area liberals crammed into St. Michael's Episcopal sanctuary Sunday afternoon in western Little Rock for a worthy civic exercise.






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