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John Brummett

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Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Years in the making

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 18

Once I had the rare opportunity to watch a presidential debate in the company of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hyper-partisan claptrap

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 29

We put on this newspaper’s “Senior Expo” political panel Saturday. I thought I’d report to the legions who forgot to attend.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Ignoble 'principles'

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

The gold standard for constitutions is our national one, mainly for the array of simple yet profound concepts it advances.

Facts and the candidates

posted: 09/25/2016 1:59 a.m. Comments 29

Donald Trump said last week that he didn't want any on-the-spot fact-checking--meaning correction of his misstatements--on Monday night from debate moderator Lester Holt.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: At Face(book) value

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

We experienced a little social-media dust-up Monday.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Coming to terms with President Trump

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 46

Donald Trump has closed the gap on Hillary Clinton to a percentage point — 44.9 to 44.0, to be precise — according to RealClearPolitics’ averaging of the latest credible polls.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Outrage overload

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 38

Donald Trump commits such frequent and regular atrocities that their disgrace is diminished by their proliferation.

Bubba bloviates

posted: 09/18/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 21

"The one I think is the sickest--that's the one I'm gonna vote for. I'm looking for the best chance to get to the running mate."

Welcome to Little Rock

posted: 09/15/2016 2:51 a.m. Comments 10

John Walker's law firm seems to live under the skin of a Little Rock school superintendent, whether that of the sadly departed Baker Kurrus or the newly earnest Michael Poore.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Partisan sop on scandals

posted: 09/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has that good-ol’-girl, Glock-gripping, Hillary-hatin’ thing going on.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The price of privacy

posted: 09/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 40

That Sunday health episode just goes to show that Hillary Clinton's secrecy, while understandable as insulation against right-wing slander, poses a more pervasive problem for her than a bout of pneumonia.

Graded on Trump curve

posted: 09/11/2016 1:42 a.m. Comments 31

It's no wonder Hillary Clinton hates the news media.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to offend

posted: 09/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 33

The Santa Clara police union threatened last week to boycott the security detail at San Francisco 49ers' home games unless the team did something about the "inappropriate" actions of a player named Colin Kaepernick.

COMMENTARY: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary in the in-between

posted: 09/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 41

“I stand between you and the apocalypse.” — Hillary Clinton, during a private fundraiser at Stephen Spielberg’s East Hampton compound, according to The New York Times.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The issue at issue

posted: 09/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 22

Proposed Issue 4, a constitutional amendment that may or may not be a ballot decision for Arkansas voters on Nov. 8, would do two plain yet profound things.




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