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John Brummett

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COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Not ready to hatch yet

posted: 02/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 18

It is not nearly time to set the general election matchup.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Domo arigato, Marco Roboto

posted: 02/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

Rubio-otic: A self-humiliating speaking style marked by the droning repetition of an overly rehearsed line, no matter the context, as if mechanically programmed or even the result of mechanical malfunction.

Humility and ego

posted: 02/07/2016 2:07 a.m. Comments 31

We're all creatures of good sides and bad sides. Most of us, anyway.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Dissecting Iowa

posted: 02/04/2016 2:54 a.m. Comments 19

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


posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 29

A social media pal crystallized caucus night in Iowa precisely, calling it better for Republicans than Democrats.

JOHN BRUMMETT: A revelatory moment

posted: 02/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 19

The access of regular people to presidential campaigners--as in the case of Joe the Plumber and President Barack Obama in 2008, and as in Iowa in recent days--can produce moments that are poignant, profound, revealing and defining.

On judicial accountability

posted: 01/31/2016 1:52 a.m. Comments 3

And now, ladies and gentlemen, it is our distinct pleasure to announce the Quotation of the Week from an Arkansas newsmaker.

JOHN BRUMMETT: To spite his face

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 21

Asa Hutchinson, working hard to be the governor who spends more money without raising more money--a fine Reagan-esque tradition--announced last week that he'd found the solution to the state's immediate highway-funding shortage.


posted: 01/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Only a few probably dramatic hours remain before four survivors and maybe a fifth emerge from the Iowa caucuses.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The case for merit selection

posted: 01/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 11

Three distinct and essential issues arise from this newspaper's admirably reported front-page series the last few days.

Fright night

posted: 01/24/2016 1:46 a.m. Comments 39

The second-best question I got all week was whether Sean Penn is a journalist.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Surrender to the farce

posted: 01/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 60

From the beginning it was but a cynical caricature, this so-called "Religious Right" or "Christian Conservative" movement.


posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 26

You ought to get a load of U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s response to the negotiated release of four Americans held in Iran.

JOHN BRUMMETT: One good last chance

posted: 01/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 12

Iowans go to their caucuses in 13 days and New Hampshire's primaries take place eight days after that. And now, at the head of the stretch, it appears we may be on the cusp of a heck of a show.

JOHN BRUMMETT: More court pettiness

posted: 01/17/2016 2:05 a.m. Comments 2

Sad word came Thursday that recently retired Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah of Searcy, an uncommonly decent and courtly man, had died. He'd left the court a few months before because of illness.




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