Brummett’s career in news began when he was in high school as a part-time reporter for the Arkansas Democrat. He moved to the Arkansas Gazette in 1977. He wrote a political column for the Gazette from 1986 to 1990. He was an editor for Arkansas Times from 1990 to 1992. In 1994, his book, High Wire: From the Back Roads to the Beltway, the Education of Bill Clinton, was published by Hyperion of New York City. He became a columnist with the Democrat-Gazette in 1994. In 2000, he signed a deal with Donrey Media Group, now known as Stephens Media, and wrote for them for 11 years. He rejoined Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a columnist on Oct. 24, 2011.
You can read his blog at: http://brummett.arkansasonline.com/
Recent stories by John Brummett
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: What voters could do
We confront two mildly interesting questions in today's primaries in Arkansas.One is whether voters will force statewide Republican runoffs that would inconvenience or even alarm a couple of GOP a...
May 24, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Vengeance is theirs
Arkansas PBS proposed last year to use a federal grant to hire a consultant for elementary-aged children's educational programming. But it pulled down the contract after state Sen. Dan Sullivan of...
May 22, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Where the blame lies
Are you "right wing"?Depending on the definition, sure.Are you "left wing"?Depending on the definition, sure.One thing about a mass shooter is that he'll give extremists on the...
May 19, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Corruption by degree
We saw a mild advancement Monday in the Republican movement declaring money to be speech and that the rich have a constitutional right to be our politically mouthiest.The six Republican-nominated just...
May 18, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: A partisan change of venue
Don't forget that the primary ballot contains the question of whether to move the Arkansas Supreme Court a few blocks east to state Republican Party headquarters.That's in a metaphorically pro...
May 17, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: In state’s best interests
State Sen. Joyce Elliott, the liberal lion who chastises me for calling her a tilter at windmills, tilted at windmills on social media Wednesday."I voted yesterday," she wrote. "And I v...
May 15, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Stirring the pot with truth
I know a little about silly and ignorant feuds, fears, suspicions, resentments and schisms in evangelical churches, having come up in the Southern rural religious fundamentalism of the 1950s and '...
May 12, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Reasonableness in wringer
Abortion is a convenient issue for conservative Republicans.Fetuses are ideal causes. They haven't yet voted Democratic or by mail, or taught in school that America fought a Civil War in which rac...
May 11, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Much drama over a closet
We fired arrows in this space Sunday without giving a thought to the Republican primary to determine which of six candidates will accomplish the unthinkable and make Sarah Huckabee Sanders seem prefer...
May 10, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Where the arrows land
With early voting beginning Monday for the party primaries in Arkansas, the time seems right to resurrect the arrows of conventional wisdom to capture a panoramic snapshot of political standing.<im...
May 8, 2022