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BRUMMETT ONLINE: A little prudence, please

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton has always been committed to the noble purposes of public service. It’s a Methodist thing with her. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Where we go from here after Wade Naramore verdict

Subscriber onlyWade Naramore's case exposed the best and worst of American culture, politics and law. Continue reading...

The new narrative

Subscriber onlyYou see what's happened, don't you? We've been set up for an 80-day narrative about Donald Trump closing the gap. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: His man in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is an updated version of a column originally published online-only Wednesday. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Trump’s man in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyA confluence of developments led to Bud Cummins’ chairmanship of Donald Trump’s campaign in Arkansas. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Pipe dream worth having

Subscriber onlyTrue Arkansas believers in Hillary Clinton huddled under an awning protected from the rain on Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Lowering the bar ... again

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Thursday that he wasn't going to try to "get inside Donald Trump's mind." Continue reading...

The value of newspapers

Subscriber onlyI tuned in Sunday night to HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, an acerbic and superior spinoff of The Daily Show. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Toward a model of fairness

Subscriber onlyThe New York Times published the other day what we in the business call a “think piece.” Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Just say no to poor kids

Subscriber onlySometimes the easy conservative Republican orthodoxy that government expansion is bad defies logic. It can seem ... well, let's not say mean. Let's go with wrongheaded. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A deal with the devil

Subscriber onlyThe relevant test is one that partisan politicians and their partisan supporters usually fail. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Convention intervention

Subscriber onlyChris Burks, the lawyer for the Arkansas Democratic Party, explained to me Tuesday that the Democratic National Convention offered only a "limited right of expression." Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: In scoring position

Subscriber onlyI remarked at the time that, at her convention, Hillary Clinton hit a stand-up double that a faster runner could have turned into a triple. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Who beats Trump? Trump

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton can't seem to put down Donald Trump by style or even substance. Yet that failing poses no great problem for her so far, because others are doing for her what she can't. Continue reading...

They who hold the cards

Subscriber only"These mills they built the tanks and bombs that won this country's wars. We sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam. Now we're wondering what they were dyin' for."--Bruce Springsteen, in the song "Youngstown." Continue reading...

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