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: Just show us the baby
There's an old saying about not talking about the process but displaying the final product.It's actually about labor pains and the baby. But this is a different day and I dare not risk seeming...
September 29, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: On legalizing marijuana
In a few weeks the voters of Arkansas will choose whether to legalize marijuana for adults.I don't mean for medical purposes. That's already legal. I mean for fun--for sale for personal use.Th...
September 28, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Hog heartbreak, again
They are among the defining moments of my life, which is a pitiful thing to say.College football shouldn't mean so much to a man grown old.But the old man once was 8. It was 1962. And there came a...
September 27, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: It’s about options
It was largely a white liberal Little Rock audience, and several in it asked aloud a stunned "why?"It happened when I told the group last week that nearly every member of the City Board of D...
September 25, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Shake the Etch A Sketch
Speaking of the heartwarming loss of influence of Donald Trump ...It's not that I'm obsessed. It's simply that the aforementioned monstrosity provides the right starting point for assessin...
September 22, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Wrong, but not completely
The ethics morass at the state Senate isn't over, not quite in one case in which it ought to be over, and not at all in another in which it ought not to be.Sen. Alan Clark, in the case that ought ...
September 21, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Same as it ever was
I hear from more conservatives than I can respond to, or care to. I hear from some I dare not engage, thus encourage, owing to tone.But there was a certain conservative woman who interested me, leadin...
September 20, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: The poll that matters here
A big poll is due for televised release today from Hendrix College and Talk Business and Politics.The people who did the survey wouldn't give me the widely awaited numbers in the Arkansas governor...
September 18, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Hyperbole R Us
Trumpism may be in mild decline, but its outlook remains robust in a few places.There is Donald Trump's mind, his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, the Huckabee family and Arkansas state governm...
September 15, 2022
OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Hail Caesar
He's a man of governmental prominence who will go unnamed here because we were having a personal conversation that he couldn't have imagined I would ever see a need or reason to quote.I confro...
September 14, 2022