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JOHN BRUMMETT: An anatomy of a killing

Subscriber onlyIt's a calm Thursday morning with a peaceful breeze. The state of Arkansas waits to find out whether it will get to scratch its itch and kill a man or two this evening. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Of itch and irony

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is a revised version of a column first appearing online-only Tuesday. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The itch to kill

I’ve never beheld such a powerful official hankering to kill and kill now as was evident Monday night in the political leadership of Arkansas. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Under the big top

Subscriber onlyAsa Hutchinson created the circus, but Wendell Griffen and Bart Hester emerged as the zanier acts. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The hook of the story

Subscriber onlyAt the least, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a public-relations mistake. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Lessons from Peggy

Subscriber onlyPeggy Noonan? The Pulitzer Prize-winner for commentary for 2017? Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: More popular than Don

Subscriber onlyTalk Business and Politics and Hendrix College have been conducting automated political polls since 2010 that have chronicled and quantified with solid precision the rapid and deep reddening of Arkansas. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Sometimes they're right

Subscriber onlyEven a preposterous second-place president afflicted with megalomania and narcissism can get a policy or action right. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: State-sanctioned crime

Subscriber onlyWith Gov. Asa Hutchinson's killing season on death row inmates scheduled to open in Arkansas in eight days, a few anecdotes might lend themselves to worthy and somber contemplation. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The session that was

Subscriber onlyThe just-completed legislative session was not as bad as it looked, which is a low but significant bar. Continue reading...

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