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Subscriber onlyI had never seen my phone flash like that, as if it was its own rock-concert light show. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Friends and enemies

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is an updated and revised version of a column first published online-only Wednesday. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Friends and enemies

Subscriber onlyWith the preposterous second-place president calling the New York Times fake news and the enemy of the American people, I opened Monday’s edition of that publication to behold the fraud and treason. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Don't count for much

Subscriber onlyThat column two weeks ago seems insufficient in decrying the proposed constitutional amendment the state Senate intends to refer to the general election ballot in 2018. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Bad-enough bills

Subscriber onlyMight there be a bill of the extreme right-wing persuasion so destructive that this wholly Oklahoma-ized Arkansas Legislature would decline to make it law? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Russian affair

Subscriber onlyLet's begin today with seven questions and answers to dive into an unfolding and complex story. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The adults in the room

Subscriber onlyA man said the other morning at the coffee house that he went to bed every night wondering if he might be incinerated by dawn over a presidential tweet. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Beyond even Trump

Subscriber onlyYour Boy Tom Cotton, increasingly Trumpified and plainly ambitious and opportunistic, has squeezed himself Houdini-like to The Donald's microscopic right on immigration. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Filling in the blank

Subscriber onlyHouse Speaker Jeremy Gillam filed curiously last week what's called a "shell bill," or, in this case, a "shell resolution." Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Not all parents are good

Subscriber onlyMinutes after he helped provide a bare majority to install an opponent of traditional public education as federal education secretary, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton issued a statement that the appointee, billionaire Betsy DeVos, would "return power to Arkansas parents." Continue reading...

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