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Punishing the Clintons

Subscriber onlyFrom the beginning, Little Rock's reliance on the Clintons for its brand seemed needy, superficial and even perilous. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Why tweets matter

Subscriber onlyLike most Republicans who are more sane than not, state Sen. Jim Hendren of Gravette was late coming to terms with the affront that is Donald Trump. But Hendren has been busy lately rationalizing his way to acceptance and even apparent admiration. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: What Asa wants

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson made a tiny bit of news as I interviewed him Monday for a forthcoming Talk Business and Politics magazine article on the broad canvas of the new Trumpian and wholly Republicanized frontier in Arkansas. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Lessons for all

Subscriber onlyYou'd know the name. This person is a white conservative Arkansas male. But I repeat myself. Continue reading...

It's Bubba time

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This column originally ran online only on Wednesday. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: At the Thanksgiving table

Subscriber onlyHow about a suggested topic in the interests of peace and tranquility for your loving family conversation around the blessed Thanksgiving table today? Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: It’s Bubba time

Subscriber onlyLike the rest of us, Bubba McCoy is deeply misunderstood. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A long, hard way back

Subscriber onlyThey had an overflow crowd Thursday night for the meeting of the Pulaski County Democratic Party. They ran out of forms to sign up new members. Continue reading...

To common ground

Subscriber onlyIn the philosophically jumbled jungle that is American presidential politics in 2016, U.S. Senate Democrats now ponder working agreeably with President-elect Donald Trump on economic issues, if no others. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: How it happened

Subscriber onlyA Republican man--well, he's a pal of Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway--came up to me after our panel discussion at noon Tuesday at the Political Animals Club. He requested that I write as clearly in a column the explanation I had given the club moments before for Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Repeal’s not so simple

Subscriber onlyThis new American president-elect, among other idiosyncrasies, speaks with casual grandiosity. He promises really big things as if they’re really easy to do. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Atmospheric effects

Subscriber onlyOn Saturday night we found ourselves at the emergency veterinary clinic with the boogie-woogie beagle boy called Roscoe. Continue reading...

It's the culture, stupid

Subscriber onlyMy only claim to prescience this campaign season occurred after I read the book Hillbilly Elegy about poor white country people in Kentucky and Ohio. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: What happens now?

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

BRUMMETT ONLINE: What has been wrought

Subscriber onlyIt was 8:20 p.m., quite early, when I left the little victory watch party of neighborhood liberals and walked home, appropriately in the dark, to pet the dogs and ponder the midnight-due column. Continue reading...

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