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I shot an arrow into the air

Subscriber onlyHere they are, the annual arrows of the long Memorial Day weekend, reflecting conventional wisdom if not truth: Continue reading...

It's about the people

Subscriber onlyAs described to me, the Washington County Democratic Women's organization was until this year a quiet and insular society mainly comprising two to three dozen longtime true partisan believers. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The case for Asa 2.0

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson put out a statement the other day that he will seek re-election in 2018. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: How the news works

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump defenders gleefully cite a study from Harvard — Harvard, the supposed liberal bastion that infested us with such brainwashed liberals as Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Obstruction deconstructed

Subscriber onlyWhen the time comes, special counsel Robert Mueller might not put it quite the way I am about to put it. Continue reading...

Prepare for a slap fight

Subscriber onlyYou might think that the Justice Building west of the Capitol housing the offices of state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges would be a no-drama workplace. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The rush to outrage

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump is surely the right president for the digital era. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Aged like fine whine

Subscriber onlyThe New York Times described on Sunday a whining Donald Trump who reminded me of a whining Bill Clinton and suggested common symptoms over a quarter-century of our national political illness. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Bar stepping up

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Bar Association's current leadership is bouncing around an idea to get behind an uncommonly far-reaching constitutional reform proposal for the general election ballot in November 2018. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: All partisan distrust

Subscriber onlyNearly everything from the school millage issue in Little Rock to the Trump-Russia madness in Washington comes down either to ego and turf or partisan distrust. Continue reading...

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