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John Brummett

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Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Dawn of the new era

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 19

There's a revolution in Washington, but merely a new era in Little Rock, where state government will be now be more capital-R Republican and small-d democratic.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: On the ‘no-rules’ frontier

posted: 12/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 18

It was spring when Bud Cummins provided a glimpse of the coming Trump Revolution.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: A game of musical chairs

posted: 12/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 26

Let's do the math and ponder a rather modest national settlement relocation program.

Punishing the Clintons

posted: 12/04/2016 1:48 a.m. Comments 10

From the beginning, Little Rock's reliance on the Clintons for its brand seemed needy, superficial and even perilous.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Why tweets matter

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 43

Like most Republicans who are more sane than not, state Sen. Jim Hendren of Gravette was late coming to terms with the affront that is Donald Trump. But Hendren has been busy lately rationalizing his way to acceptance and even apparent admiration.


posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a tiny bit of news as I interviewed him Monday for a forthcoming Talk Business and Politics magazine article on the broad canvas of the new Trumpian and wholly Republicanized frontier in Arkansas.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Lessons for all

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

You'd know the name. This person is a white conservative Arkansas male. But I repeat myself.

It's Bubba time

posted: 11/27/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This column originally ran online only on Wednesday.

JOHN BRUMMETT: At the Thanksgiving table

posted: 11/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

How about a suggested topic in the interests of peace and tranquility for your loving family conversation around the blessed Thanksgiving table today?


posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 30

Like the rest of us, Bubba McCoy is deeply misunderstood.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: A long, hard way back

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 44

They had an overflow crowd Thursday night for the meeting of the Pulaski County Democratic Party. They ran out of forms to sign up new members.

To common ground

posted: 11/20/2016 1:47 a.m. Comments 26

In the philosophically jumbled jungle that is American presidential politics in 2016, U.S. Senate Democrats now ponder working agreeably with President-elect Donald Trump on economic issues, if no others.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: How it happened

posted: 11/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 47

A Republican man--well, he's a pal of Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway--came up to me after our panel discussion at noon Tuesday at the Political Animals Club. He requested that I write as clearly in a column the explanation I had given the club moments before for Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Repeal’s not so simple

posted: 11/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 29

This new American president-elect, among other idiosyncrasies, speaks with casual grandiosity. He promises really big things as if they’re really easy to do.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Atmospheric effects

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 36

On Saturday night we found ourselves at the emergency veterinary clinic with the boogie-woogie beagle boy called Roscoe.






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