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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Maybe it’s crazy

Subscriber only“Do you really believe that?” Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The spotlight turns

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump's angry and shouted message last week was that America has gone dark and that he alone can restore the utopian condition enjoyed by Ozzie, Harriett, Beaver and Sheriff Taylor over in Mayberry. Continue reading...

Brummett online: About those leaks …

Subscriber onlyThere are three ways to look at the email leak from the Democratic National Committee. Continue reading...

Principle or party

Subscriber onlyLet's say you run for your party's presidential nomination and sign a pro forma statement that you will support the presidential nominee of your party, which you fully expect to be. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Principles? Pshaw!

Subscriber onlyIn February there was reason to believe Gov. Asa Hutchinson shared some measure of a moderate political essence with the admirably principled John Kasich. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Just a little plagiarism …

Subscriber onlyMelania Trump provided an interlude that was oddly effective even if revealed as theft by receiving. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Words to heed

Subscriber onlyAs we struggle for words, perhaps we could cling with wounded hearts to those of Montrell Jackson. Continue reading...

An unenviable task

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson has been given a daunting assignment. His slow speech pattern and rationalization skills may be up to it. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: With actions and in truth

Subscriber onlyLast Thursday night's murderous madness in Dallas was made even worse by a helpless sense that the nation lacked credible political and moral leadership to confront such a deep and horrible fracture. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The marijuana movement

Subscriber onlyIt’s one of the easier political and cultural questions of a troubled political and cultural time. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Transformative generation

Subscriber onlyWhen the new librarian in town, Nate Coulter, asked me to moderate a panel for the Butler Center's Legacies and Lunch series based on my recent article about the dynamic and transformative 1970s in Arkansas politics, I said I'd do it only if we could secure the perfect panel. Continue reading...

What it is, and isn't

Subscriber onlyI found myself at lunch Tuesday with a man who told of being instructed in law school in Fayetteville by none other than Hillary Rodham. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Into the gray areas

Subscriber onlySomething about today's subject matter caused me to do a little research into black areas and gray areas. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Mistrust and privacy

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton’s trust problem is real, and powerful, but the opposite of what you think. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Behold the archer

Subscriber onlyWe fired conventional wisdom's arrows last week in an online-only column. Perhaps treasured newsprint readers would like to behold the pundit's archery as well. Continue reading...

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