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JOHN BRUMMETT: Odd way to make law

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson came out to his conference room Wednesday morning and said he had just signed the bill for guns on college campuses and Lord knows where all. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Up on the high wire

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson’s position on the U.S. House Republican health-care bill is that it is terrible and that it is fine. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A genius gone

Subscriber only"It's like 30 people left the room."--Writer Pete Hamill, on learning Sunday that Jimmy Breslin had died. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Legislative meddlers

Subscriber onlyThis legislative assembly has meddled a bit with colleges and universities. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Legislative fear

Subscriber onlyThe gun orgy at the state Capitol is based on an overwhelmingly dominant belief that persons who bother to get licenses for guns they carry are not the ones we need to worry about. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Call for you, governor

Subscriber onlyOhio Gov. John Kasich should have been elected president. Voters didn’t really want either of their general election choices. Kasich was light years better than any other option. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The post-Obamacare world

Subscriber onlyIt is true and ironic that the House Republican replacement plan for Obamacare would seem to do harm to older working-class white people. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Is that a white flag?

Subscriber onlyHaving written last week that it appeared Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some Republican legislators were preparing to stand up to the National Rifle Association on the issue of college-campus carry of concealed weapons, I am obliged to provide an update. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Mean enough for ya?

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson announced with seeming pride and satisfaction Monday that he intends with federal permission to throw tens of thousands of people off the state's popular and successful Medicaid expansion program. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump and the truth

Subscriber onlyThe preposterous second-place president, Donald Trump, put on Twitter as an absolute fact that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phone in Trump Tower. Then the White House, where Trump is the supposed boss, put out a statement that an investigation is needed to determine if there is any truth to what the president declared as truth. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Reining in the GIF horse

Subscriber onlyThe longstanding policy by which legislators put surplus money in a General Improvement Fund and helped themselves to equal shares for personal control was so egregious that the kickback scandal it invited seems almost too good for it. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Fate of the presidency

Subscriber only"The deplorables now have a president." Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Who's calling the shots?

Subscriber onlyWe're close to learning whether the National Rifle Association can be stood up to in Arkansas. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: It’s all politics, isn’t it?

Subscriber onlyIt was a major political event — don’t you see? So many things are. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Potentially meaningful

Subscriber onlySeveral hundred Little Rock-area liberals crammed into St. Michael's Episcopal sanctuary Sunday afternoon in western Little Rock for a worthy civic exercise. Continue reading...

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