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Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Friends and enemies

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

Editor's note: This is an updated and revised version of a column first published online-only Wednesday.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Friends and enemies

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 52

With the preposterous second-place president calling the New York Times fake news and the enemy of the American people, I opened Monday’s edition of that publication to behold the fraud and treason.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Don't count for much

posted: 02/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

That column two weeks ago seems insufficient in decrying the proposed constitutional amendment the state Senate intends to refer to the general election ballot in 2018.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Bad-enough bills

posted: 02/19/2017 4:46 a.m. Comments 14

Might there be a bill of the extreme right-wing persuasion so destructive that this wholly Oklahoma-ized Arkansas Legislature would decline to make it law?

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: The Russian affair

posted: 02/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 117

Let's begin today with seven questions and answers to dive into an unfolding and complex story.

Commentary: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The adults in the room

posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 35

A man said the other morning at the coffee house that he went to bed every night wondering if he might be incinerated by dawn over a presidential tweet.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Beyond even Trump

posted: 02/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 38

Your Boy Tom Cotton, increasingly Trumpified and plainly ambitious and opportunistic, has squeezed himself Houdini-like to The Donald's microscopic right on immigration.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Filling in the blank

updated: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam filed curiously last week what's called a "shell bill," or, in this case, a "shell resolution."

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Not all parents are good

posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 21

Minutes after he helped provide a bare majority to install an opponent of traditional public education as federal education secretary, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton issued a statement that the appointee, billionaire Betsy DeVos, would "return power to Arkansas parents."

Commentary: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Flew right over their heads

posted: 02/08/2017 3:02 a.m. Comments 60

“Lady Gaga plays the hits, steers clear of politics during Super Bowl halftime show.”—a tweet Sunday evening from Fox News, which doesn’t get much else right either.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Separation of powers? Meh

posted: 02/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

A proposed state constitutional amendment would put a price cap on human suffering. It also would replace lawyer-judge adjudication of legal disputes with lobbyist-legislator fraternization.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Who's the snowflake?

posted: 02/05/2017 1:46 a.m. Comments 10

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, who nurtures a high national profile, yukked it up Tuesday morning on nationwide conservative radio with Hugh Hewitt. He referred to journalists as "special snowflakes," which is Trump-era name-calling for liberals.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Know when to hold 'em

posted: 02/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 51

Democrats and the media would do well to avoid overplaying their hands and appearing too overwrought about this ripest of targets that the preposterous second-place president presents.

Commentary: BRUMMETT ONLINE: How Collins sees it

posted: 02/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

I confess to being something of an unlikely fan of state Rep. Charlie Collins of Fayetteville, surely one of the most reviled members of the Arkansas General Assembly.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Land of the scaredy-cats

posted: 01/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 81

In one week the preposterous second-place president transformed the land of the free and the home of the brave into the land of the prejudiced and the home of the scaredy-cats.

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