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JOHN BRUMMETT: The Cummins premise

Subscriber onlyBud Cummins' premise that President Donald Trump's behavior is irrelevant gets stressed closer to the breaking point nearly every day. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump losing to himself in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyAccording to a consistently reliable poll that dwindling Trumpians assuredly will call fake, you are now as apt in Arkansas to run into someone outraged by President Donald Trump as adoring of him. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Irrelevancy in D.C.

Subscriber onlyToday brings Chapter 3 in the recently unfolding narrative we might call Profiles in Irrelevance. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Discretion needed

Subscriber onlyYou have two personally reckless men, outsized in personality, persuasive, successful, loose with the truth and elected anemically and almost accidentally. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Face the inconsequential

Subscriber onlyOn Tuesday, after other Republican senators took actual public positions in behalf of their states and settled the issue they'd cowered from, U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman emerged at long last to speak on health-care reform. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Our U.S. senators, relieved on the sideline

Subscriber onlyI’d never asked in advance for permission to speak on the phone with a press secretary for an Arkansas politician, much less been turned down. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Is it McCarthyism?

Subscriber onlyOn Sunday, a man who became president despite getting nearly 3 million fewer votes than his opponent--I refer to Donald J. Trump--tweeted that the news media is "distorting democracy" by reporting on him with the same skepticism it has applied professionally to all modern presidents. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Parsing the game plan

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock is wondering if maybe it could solve three problems with one enhanced risk of head injury for young adult males. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Plenty to work with

Subscriber onlyThe Trumps have turned up again at that most dangerous of intersections where arrogance and ignorance meet. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The prize for Democrats

Subscriber onlyThe biggest political plum left for an Arkansas Democrat is an office with limited authority and full responsibility in a troubled city. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Murky machinations

Subscriber onlyThe New York Times published Saturday one of those insiders' analyses that are staples of its reporting. U.S. Sen. John Boozman, the senior and previously invisible Republican from Arkansas, got collaterally exposed. Continue reading...

Trump's champion

Subscriber onlyOn the morning after Independence Day, I strolled into the grocery store to get toothpaste. I ran smack-dab into Donald Trump's most credible Arkansas champion, who was checking out an overflowing cart. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Playing close to the vest

Subscriber onlyOn his Sunday news talk show, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics on KATV, Channel 7, drew out Gov. Asa Hutchinson on his now-clear opposition to the Senate Republican health-care bill. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Oh, glorious leader …

Subscriber onlyIt was a glorious Independence Day, celebrating freedom for all in America except journalists. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Grade on different curve

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock's problems are race and emphasizing image over reality. Let's take the easier first. It isn't race. Continue reading...

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