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It's about the people

Subscriber onlyAs described to me, the Washington County Democratic Women's organization was until this year a quiet and insular society mainly comprising two to three dozen longtime true partisan believers. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The case for Asa 2.0

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson put out a statement the other day that he will seek re-election in 2018. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: How the news works

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump defenders gleefully cite a study from Harvard — Harvard, the supposed liberal bastion that infested us with such brainwashed liberals as Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Obstruction deconstructed

Subscriber onlyWhen the time comes, special counsel Robert Mueller might not put it quite the way I am about to put it. Continue reading...

Prepare for a slap fight

Subscriber onlyYou might think that the Justice Building west of the Capitol housing the offices of state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges would be a no-drama workplace. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The rush to outrage

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump is surely the right president for the digital era. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Aged like fine whine

Subscriber onlyThe New York Times described on Sunday a whining Donald Trump who reminded me of a whining Bill Clinton and suggested common symptoms over a quarter-century of our national political illness. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Bar stepping up

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Bar Association's current leadership is bouncing around an idea to get behind an uncommonly far-reaching constitutional reform proposal for the general election ballot in November 2018. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: All partisan distrust

Subscriber onlyNearly everything from the school millage issue in Little Rock to the Trump-Russia madness in Washington comes down either to ego and turf or partisan distrust. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The space in the center

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This column was first published online-only Wednesday. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The space in the center

Subscriber onlyThe email arrived early Monday from something calling itself the Centrist Project. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Health care and hope

Subscriber onlyThere is only one thing wrong with Obamacare, which is that it isn't working. Continue reading...

Of such deep concern

Subscriber onlyAt Gov. Asa Hutchinson's insistence, the state Legislature met in special session last week to slap around working poor people. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The art of circumspection

Subscriber onlyJonathan Dismang is the ever-circumspect president pro tem of the state Senate, a man devoted to logical linear action and deft avoidance of newsmaking. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The other killing spree

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock politicians called a crisis meeting Sunday afternoon about the other killing spree, the one taking place in the streets instead of on the prison gurneys. Continue reading...

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