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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Polarizing politics

Subscriber onlyAt the senior expo last weekend, put on again this year by this newspaper and UAMS, a man in the audience of a few dozen asked the political panel what I feared would be an enraging and polarizing question. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Mow wonder

Subscriber onlyThe texting thread of old tennis pals flashed up lamentations for Razorback football late Saturday afternoon. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Why you gotta be so mean?

Subscriber onlyThree news conferences on health care, one after the other Wednesday, revealed Republican policies that are simply mean. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The road to a decision

Subscriber onlyLocal organizations led by the League of Women Voters staged the first of five mayor-candidate forums Monday night. Dozens of people filled the meeting room at the Dee Brown Public Library in southwest Little Rock for an hour's discussion on economic opportunity. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Not insurmountable

Subscriber onlyThe polling partners of Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College unveiled this week a notable and perhaps influential poll of the 2nd District congressional race. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Feeding the narrative

Subscriber onlyThe leaders of national mainstream media have gone off their rockers almost to the extent that Donald Trump exists permanently apart from his. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: On honest introspection

Subscriber onlyA dapper fellow with a baritone ambled to a hotel bar in Fayetteville and chose a stool three or four removed from mine. I nursed a red wine and reviewed notes for a presentation I would make in a few minutes next door. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A wide-open race ... now

Subscriber onlyOur dreary state of politics cried out for something new. It was Warwick Sabin who tipped me a couple of years ago to freshness on the local political horizon. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Who’s worth helping?

Subscriber onlyThe article across the top of the front page reported that state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson had been federally indicted on allegations of using campaign donations for personal luxury items and falsifying tax returns. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Rudimentary Rudy

Subscriber onlyWe probably should have accepted the plain evidence in 2008 that Rudy Giuliani, despite his seemingly heroic mayoral performance after 9/11, was much less than met the eye. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Bubba holds forth

Subscriber onlyBubba McCoy was startled from a nap when I walked into his trailer office at the car lot. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: What it's all about

Subscriber onlyJohn McCain's death writes a new chapter in the decline of institutions and decency in the nation's politics. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Case not made … yet

Subscriber onlyI agree with James Comey. It would be more meaningful for voters rather than impeachment jurors to cast Donald Trump out of the presidency for which he is demonstrably unfit. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Caught up in the math

Subscriber onlyArkansas state government gears up to kick poor people off Medicaid for not clicking computers while it proposes to give income tax cuts to the state's highest earners. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Strong versus scaredy-cats

Subscriber onlyThat was a brilliantly revealing front-page article Friday on the reactions by Arkansas congressional delegates and aspirants to the corruption intimately surrounding and seemingly including Donald Trump. Continue reading...

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