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COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Firing arrows into the air

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

A governor’s residence, a college football stadium, a public-school battle in Little Rock and the presidential choice from Hades — these and other matters cry out for an overdue firing of conventional wisdom’s ever-fickle arrows of fate.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Reasons for hope

posted: 06/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 16

"History has never set any precedent that an empire is capable of governing the world forever."

Worthy aspirations

posted: 06/26/2016 1:51 a.m. Comment 1

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

JOHN BRUMMETT: Coming up on the left

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

A lightly percolating question has arisen in Arkansas politics. It's whether a young Democrat named Conner Eldridge might actually make a race of his challenge to U.S. Sen. John Boozman.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Life in this neighborhood

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville could aspire to be Vanderbilt.

JOHN BRUMMETT: One more step forward

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Bar Association's House of Delegates moved the state closer Friday to a nobly challenging undertaking.

Ol' Bubba Trump

posted: 06/19/2016 1:47 a.m. Comments 24

I told Bubba McCoy that, frankly, I was jealous.

JOHN BRUMMETT: An inconceivable something

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 32

The Washington Post put a flawed headline on an online post Monday morning about statements Donald Trump had made in television interviews minutes earlier.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: For reason and sanity

posted: 06/15/2016 5:37 a.m. Comments 48

The Orlando horror proved a bloody battleground of American political and cultural warfare.

The cards we're dealt

posted: 06/14/2016 2:22 a.m. Comments 24

Last week the Arkansas Democratic Party announced that former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Friday, July 15, at the Verizon Arena.

Collateral damage

posted: 06/12/2016 1:52 a.m. Comments 10

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

Essential courtesy

posted: 06/09/2016 2:55 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Bar Association's Task Force on Maintaining a Fair and Impartial Judiciary asserts by its name that the state already has a fair and impartial judiciary.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: Collateral damage

posted: 06/08/2016 2:57 a.m. Comments 12

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton held up the nomination as ambassador to the Bahamas of a woman he believed to be perfectly admirable.

Once more with feeling

posted: 06/07/2016 2:39 a.m. Comments 35

Donald Trump is essentially a scam artist, self-confessed.

Smart enough to know

posted: 06/05/2016 1:50 a.m. Comments 2

Is a task force of the Arkansas Bar Association saying the voters of Arkansas are too stupid to elect members of the state Supreme Court?

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