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JOHN BRUMMETT: Years in the making

Subscriber onlyOnce I had the rare opportunity to watch a presidential debate in the company of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hyper-partisan claptrap

Subscriber onlyWe put on this newspaper’s “Senior Expo” political panel Saturday. I thought I’d report to the legions who forgot to attend. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Ignoble 'principles'

Subscriber onlyThe gold standard for constitutions is our national one, mainly for the array of simple yet profound concepts it advances. Continue reading...

Facts and the candidates

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump said last week that he didn't want any on-the-spot fact-checking--meaning correction of his misstatements--on Monday night from debate moderator Lester Holt. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: At Face(book) value

Subscriber onlyWe experienced a little social-media dust-up Monday. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Coming to terms with President Trump

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump has closed the gap on Hillary Clinton to a percentage point — 44.9 to 44.0, to be precise — according to RealClearPolitics’ averaging of the latest credible polls. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Outrage overload

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump commits such frequent and regular atrocities that their disgrace is diminished by their proliferation. Continue reading...

Bubba bloviates

Subscriber only"The one I think is the sickest--that's the one I'm gonna vote for. I'm looking for the best chance to get to the running mate." Continue reading...

Welcome to Little Rock

Subscriber onlyJohn Walker's law firm seems to live under the skin of a Little Rock school superintendent, whether that of the sadly departed Baker Kurrus or the newly earnest Michael Poore. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Partisan sop on scandals

Subscriber onlyAttorney General Leslie Rutledge has that good-ol’-girl, Glock-gripping, Hillary-hatin’ thing going on. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The price of privacy

Subscriber onlyThat Sunday health episode just goes to show that Hillary Clinton's secrecy, while understandable as insulation against right-wing slander, poses a more pervasive problem for her than a bout of pneumonia. Continue reading...

Graded on Trump curve

Subscriber onlyIt's no wonder Hillary Clinton hates the news media. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The right to offend

Subscriber onlyThe Santa Clara police union threatened last week to boycott the security detail at San Francisco 49ers' home games unless the team did something about the "inappropriate" actions of a player named Colin Kaepernick. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hillary in the in-between

Subscriber only“I stand between you and the apocalypse.” — Hillary Clinton, during a private fundraiser at Stephen Spielberg’s East Hampton compound, according to The New York Times. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The issue at issue

Subscriber onlyProposed Issue 4, a constitutional amendment that may or may not be a ballot decision for Arkansas voters on Nov. 8, would do two plain yet profound things. Continue reading...

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