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COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: A little prudence, please

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Hillary Clinton has always been committed to the noble purposes of public service. It’s a Methodist thing with her.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Where we go from here after Wade Naramore verdict

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 15

Wade Naramore's case exposed the best and worst of American culture, politics and law.

The new narrative

posted: 08/21/2016 1:46 a.m. Comments 10

You see what's happened, don't you? We've been set up for an 80-day narrative about Donald Trump closing the gap.

JOHN BRUMMETT: His man in Arkansas

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

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

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump’s man in Arkansas

posted: 08/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 33

A confluence of developments led to Bud Cummins’ chairmanship of Donald Trump’s campaign in Arkansas.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Pipe dream worth having

posted: 08/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 58

True Arkansas believers in Hillary Clinton huddled under an awning protected from the rain on Saturday morning.

Lowering the bar ... again

posted: 08/14/2016 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Thursday that he wasn't going to try to "get inside Donald Trump's mind."

Column: The value of newspapers

posted: 08/11/2016 2:55 a.m. Comments 12

I tuned in Sunday night to HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, an acerbic and superior spinoff of The Daily Show.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Toward a model of fairness

posted: 08/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 39

The New York Times published the other day what we in the business call a “think piece.”

JOHN BRUMMETT: Just say no to poor kids

posted: 08/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 40

Sometimes the easy conservative Republican orthodoxy that government expansion is bad defies logic. It can seem ... well, let's not say mean. Let's go with wrongheaded.

JOHN BRUMMETT: A deal with the devil

posted: 08/07/2016 5:41 a.m. Comments 42

The relevant test is one that partisan politicians and their partisan supporters usually fail.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Convention intervention

posted: 08/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 12

Chris Burks, the lawyer for the Arkansas Democratic Party, explained to me Tuesday that the Democratic National Convention offered only a "limited right of expression."

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: In scoring position

posted: 08/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 23

I remarked at the time that, at her convention, Hillary Clinton hit a stand-up double that a faster runner could have turned into a triple.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Who beats Trump? Trump

posted: 08/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 50

Hillary Clinton can't seem to put down Donald Trump by style or even substance. Yet that failing poses no great problem for her so far, because others are doing for her what she can't.

They who hold the cards

posted: 07/31/2016 1:50 a.m. Comments 3

"These mills they built the tanks and bombs that won this country's wars. We sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam. Now we're wondering what they were dyin' for."--Bruce Springsteen, in the song "Youngstown."

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