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John Brummett

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Compelling, but faulty

posted: 10/11/2015 1:50 a.m. Comments 7

John Walker has a point, but not a case in his latest injection of the Little Rock public schools into the all-too-familiar federal courtroom.

Unattractive truths

posted: 10/08/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 12

The Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote today by a secret-ballot majority of the membership of 247 to install Californian Kevin McCarthy as speaker to replace John Boehner.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: Road-rage policy

posted: 10/07/2015 2:48 a.m. Comments 20

Not all circumspection is appeasement worthy of Neville Chamberlain comparisons.

Fixated on false choices

posted: 10/06/2015 3:34 a.m. Comments 76

The American aversion to gun restriction stems from fear, circular reasoning, politics, economics and a professed intolerance for inevitable imperfection.

In the modern era

posted: 10/04/2015 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

A version of this column was first published online-only Wednesday.

On merit and money

posted: 10/01/2015 2:52 a.m. Comments 5

My column of September 8 created a large buzz in a small universe.

COMMENTARY: Brummett online: In the modern era

posted: 09/30/2015 2:58 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce wanted a panel on which I sat Monday to lend modern historical perspective to Arkansas politics.

Done in by deal-making

posted: 09/29/2015 3:47 a.m. Comments 5

John Boehner's job proved impossible, at least by the arduous manner in which he felt it necessary to attempt it.

Religion and government

posted: 09/27/2015 2 a.m. Comments 11

Pope Francis is not a liberal or conservative. He transcends pedestrian labels that drive wedges in American society.

Beyond the inevitable

posted: 09/24/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 10

Today's column comes from the vantage point of a panelists' table in front of the Political Animals Club at the Governor's Mansion reception hall at noon Tuesday.

COMMENTARY: What should’ve been said

posted: 09/23/2015 2:46 a.m. Comments 13

A man in a New Hampshire crowd last week asked Donald Trump what we were going to do about all these Muslim training camps in the country.

The slow-moving tide

posted: 09/22/2015 2:18 a.m. Comments 4

It's an antiquated practice, like a white person in Arkansas voting Democratic.

Slings and arrows

posted: 09/20/2015 1:55 a.m. Comments 9

The handy arrow format offers the most efficient way to assess in the shortest space that over-long debate of zany Republican presidential pretenders Wednesday night.

On the roads again

posted: 09/17/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 6

We need to treat gasoline more like milk.

COMMENTARY: Campaigning in the gap

posted: 09/16/2015 2:38 a.m. Comments 9

About the time Hillary Clinton was consenting to a tactical apology commanded by a focus group, Donald Trump was saying on the "Tonight Show" that he’d gladly apologize in the unlikely event he ever did anything wrong.



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