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: GOP can’t quite close door
The state Republican Committee narrowly failed on Saturday to pass a measure calling for only card-carrying Republicans to pick all officeholders in the state except in Pulaski, Washington and a few D...
December 6, 2022
House Democrats unite
The new post-Pelosi leadership team for House Democrats got elected by acclamation Wednesday.The unanimity reflected a concerted Democratic desire to appear more unified, collegial and efficient than ...
December 4, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Evolution on race
Jerry Jones stood near the back of a gaggle of white boys at North Little Rock High School in 1957. He was a 15-year-old sophomore out of white working-class Rose City. He was watching without express...
December 1, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Asa takes a bold-ish stance
Asa Hutchinson had a moment Sunday. CNN invited him back on "State of the Nation" where, for a while, he'd started to resemble a regular.They called him this time because Donald Trump ha...
November 30, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: The plan on prisons
Among the few bills pre-filed already for the legislative session beginning in January are two blank ones that presumably will soon become bulky.They are identical companion measures, a Senate version...
November 29, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: More legislative trickery
One of our feistier conservative Republican state legislators has put in a bill for the next session that seems to try to spite any Arkansas company that shows the temerity to expand health coverage f...
November 27, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Thankful reflections on life
There will be a couple of football games of interest to many of us on today's holiday occasion.One pits the Cowboys against the Giants. I'll root, probably in vain, for the Giants. I have an i...
November 24, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Nancy’s long shadow
Nancy Pelosi's defining moment came in 2008 when George W. Bush's treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, former chairman of Goldman Sachs, literally bowed before her.The Wall Street Journal called ...
November 23, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: The education agenda
Our new governor's focus, they tell me, will be education, to which some of you just said, "Oh, dear."The recent power play in the state Senate to allow only two Democrats on standing co...
November 22, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: As the arrows whiz by
A reader writes to say we need arrows because surely Joe Biden and Sarah Huckabee Sanders getupward ones and Donald Trump downward.When they're that obvious, there may not be much need.But we aim ...
November 20, 2022