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JOHN BRUMMETT: Resurrection to come?

Subscriber onlySuddenly, they're back. It now appears Republicans in the U.S. Senate could resurrect repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act by the end of the month. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The rule for Trump

Subscriber onlyToday I instruct on how to cope with this very different kind of American president. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: At the proper time

Subscriber onlyThe nation's chief pollution permission official told a television interviewer the other day that it was insensitive to talk about climate change while Floridians were suffering. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Celebrating politics?

Subscriber onlyShane Broadway has taken over leadership of the venerable Political Animals Club in Little Rock, an institution begun in the 1980s by Skip Rutherford, and thriving since. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: GIF giving headaches

Subscriber onlyThe state's long-suffering and newly controlling Republicans, especially those from Northwest Arkansas, have always contended that the old one-party Democratic state legislative culture was corrupt. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Strange bedfellows indeed

Subscriber onlyYou know what they always say. Politics makes for strange threesomes. Continue reading...

All hail the trauma king

Subscriber onlyIt appears that Donald Trump faces three main obstacles to a goal he has failed so far to come near, meaning a sensible and passable presidency. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Ultimately heartless

Subscriber onlyIt’s just. It’s right. It represents prevailing public opinion in a society still more compassionate and sane than not. It shouldn’t be hard. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Russia question

Subscriber onlyThe Washington Post, with some real news, has locked down more of the goods on Donald Trump and Russia. Continue reading...

The past that haunts

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and several Republican congressmen from Texas--like our own conservative zealot, Tom Cotton--voted consistently in 2013 against funding for Hurricane Sandy relief mostly to New York and New Jersey. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The real fake news

Subscriber onlyI got an adult dose of real fake news the other night on a local television station. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The climate for a sequel

Subscriber onlyOn a mild, bright and breezy midafternoon last week, on one of the prettiest days of the year, I strolled to the box office of the Cinemark Colonel Glenn movie plaza in southwest Little Rock. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A story of forgiveness

Subscriber onlyA long article that began on the front page of the Sunday New York Times told a powerful human story from, of all places, Fort Smith. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Citizens and the schools

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock says one of the main problems with the state takeover of the Little Rock public schools--and she can give you several--is that local patrons have nowhere to go with their questions and concerns. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: They didn’t let me down

Subscriber onlyI grew up through the 1950s and 1960s in a poor working-class Arkansas family. Continue reading...

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