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JOHN BRUMMETT: The kid's all right

Subscriber onlyOnce I was speaking in Conway at a roast of former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, at the time my favorite Republican, a designation I always try to keep in my collection. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Asa, micro-manager

Subscriber onlyIt was a big week for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who presumed to seize control both of the Governor's Mansion Commission and health-insurance rates. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: But he didn't say it ...

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump explains that he does not engage in unsubstantiated attacks. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary’s best hope

Subscriber onlyIn June 1992, Ross Perot led a presidential poll with 35 percent. Then-President George H.W. Bush had 31 percent. Bill Clinton had 25 percent. Continue reading...

'People's house' eviction

Subscriber onlyLet's stop calling it the Governor's Mansion. Now let's call it Casa del Asa. Continue reading...

More drama in the stalls

Subscriber onlyFor several hours Wednesday, and overnight until Thursday morning, it appeared Arkansas might not get any Itzhak Perlman performances or Bruce Springsteen concerts. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Of flaws and nuance

Subscriber onlyLet's summarize what the New York Times told us Sunday about Donald Trump and women. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The smell of testosterone

Subscriber onlyI was brought up by a Marine veteran of World War II’s Pacific battle on Okinawa. He wouldn’t talk about his experience. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to discriminate

Subscriber onlyIf you worry about perverts who threaten sexual abuse against children, as you should, and if you want to discriminate against groups of people on the basis of these perverse actions of some, as you shouldn't, then the record suggests you ought to discriminate against Catholic priests, pastors, church youth ministers, coaches, judges in eastern Arkansas and speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue reading...

Heroic efforts

Subscriber onlyI told my retirees' class in a program called LifeQuest that their special guest presenter Wednesday morning was heroic. Continue reading...

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