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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...

JOHN BRUMMETT: What we deserve

Subscriber onlyNow that the general election pairing is set--Bill Clinton's cheated-on and long-suffering spouse versus cheating braggart Donald Trump--the American political dialogue has risen quickly to matters of what the movie character Borat called "sexy time." Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Rising above hate

Subscriber onlyDid you see that London elected a mayor who would not be allowed to visit the United States if Donald Trump became president and got his way? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Highway shell game

Subscriber onlyThe next step in this busy season at the state Capitol is to approve the governor's plan to tap Barack Obama's Medicaid expansion money to buy a vast supply of Band-Aids made of asphalt and concrete. Continue reading...

The whole ballgame

Subscriber onlyThey say Donald Trump changes all the rules. Democrats had best hope he changes a couple of big ones. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Kurrus' dilemma

Subscriber onlyBaker Kurrus says he won't take a paying job with the Little Rock school superintendent sent by the state to replace him. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Schooling the old guy

Subscriber onlyThey didn’t know me and I certainly didn’t know them. And I’m thinking I learned more from them than they learned from me. Continue reading...

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