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OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: With passion and purpose

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Maya Porter of Fayetteville writes to alert me to her recent letter-to-the-editor informing anyone who might be interested that Arkansas allows crossover voting in primaries.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Griffen tests limits again

posted: 04/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

There lay Wendell Griffen where he famously had lain the year before, a gloriously free man in a surely pointless spectacle.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Wading in the pool

posted: 04/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 26

The trial was scheduled for five days. Columns written in the evenings after a day absorbed in court and without benefit of real-time experience in the minute-by-minute news cycle of the Trump age ... they wouldn't feel the same.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Good intentions, bad results

updated: 04/18/2018 4:34 p.m. Comments 41

James Comey, through it all, was a consistent and presumptuous man, leaving havoc and irony in the wake of his noble intentions.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: To be admired and feared

posted: 04/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 58

We lack a good indication of what the voters of the 2nd Congressional District in Central Arkansas think of their four Democratic candidates and one incumbent Republican.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The story so far

posted: 04/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 45

Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general at this writing but maybe not by your reading, is the man whom the preposterous Russian-endorsed second-place president calls a central villain in a conspiracy by "Democrat loyalists" to engage in a witch-hunt against him.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Talk on taxes, minus spin

posted: 04/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 12

In early 2007 the then-speaker of the state House of Representatives, rural Democrat Benny Petrus, was pitching his better idea to help poor people.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Jumpy, but for a reason

posted: 04/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Immediately it got compared to abuses by authoritarians in Germany and the Soviet Union as well as to American McCarthyism and Nixon’s enemies list.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Betrayal of the base?

posted: 04/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

How is it--someone asked me--that Donald Trump betrays his base on both tariffs and Scott Pruitt while that base gives him a pass?

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: We plan, Trump laughs

posted: 04/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 19

You tire of the perpetual motion by which Donald Trump makes wild and juvenile pronouncements that offend the sensibilities but never amount to anything.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Bullies and pawns on air

posted: 04/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 46

"The pursuit of truth is a noble goal of journalism. But the truth is not always apparent or known immediately. Journalists' role is therefore not to determine what they believe at that time to be the truth and reveal only that to their readers, but rather to report as completely and impartially as possible all verifiable facts so that readers can, based on their own knowledge and experience, determine what they believe to be the truth.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Passion versus nuance

posted: 04/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

It’s not ready for prime time, or even worthy of regular television. But it’s a fine fit for online streaming.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The Goodson strategy

posted: 04/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

It was a strategy that denied Courtney Goodson the chief justiceship of the Arkansas Supreme Court two years ago. We'll see if it boots her from the court altogether this year.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Institution moves forward

posted: 04/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has been described unflatteringly in this column in recent years.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Uh ... no, that's not right

posted: 03/29/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 34

Jan Morgan brought her Gun Goddess Basic Lack of Understanding Tour to Little Rock on Monday. She held forth in interviews with reporters for this newspaper and Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics.

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