(Advertisement)

Back to John's profile

Stories by John Brummett

RSS

A question of priorities

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas General Assembly advanced a bill last week to reinstate a law removing taxation altogether from an individual capital gain exceeding $10 million. Continue reading...

The un-slippery slope

Subscriber onlyBecause Arkansas is a farming state that relies on commercial livestock for broad livelihood, the state cannot possibly issue licenses and make inspections at dog-breeding operations, sometimes called "puppy mills." Continue reading...

Glorious minimalism

Subscriber onlyAs an advocate of less-intrusive government—yes, you heard me—I am heartened by one piece of news from the Arkansas General Assembly. Continue reading...

In cynical finesse

Subscriber onlyIn the insular state legislative culture, especially in the term-limits era, members come to rely heavily on their leadership. Continue reading...

The subject of character

Subscriber onlyLooking for scoops or new angles on Hillary Clinton, who has been pretty well-scooped and angled already, Mother Jones magazine sent a reporter to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to scour potentially relevant archived documents. Continue reading...

An education turf war

Subscriber onlyA new education battleground has been opened. Whatever will the state do now that it has taken over the Little Rock public schools? Continue reading...

Man behaving badly

Subscriber onlyThe specific legislative problem—which is not to imply even remotely that it rivals in significance the general tragedy of sexual abuse of a young girl—is that state Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork “went rogue,” as one of his colleagues put it. Continue reading...

To be more like Utah

Subscriber onlyFor decades Utah has provided the gold standard in American political, cultural and religious conservatism. There is the dominance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is the nearly all-white population. There is the rugged cowboy independence. Continue reading...

A new agenda

Subscriber onlyAsa Hutchinson so wanted to be governor. He had a plan. Continue reading...

What she wanted to say

Subscriber onlyAs a longtime watcher of Hillary Clinton, I can tell you that her session Tuesday with that media gaggle on the email imbroglio ended just in the nick of time. Continue reading...

Tom Cotton, puppet master

Subscriber onlyWe used to say politics ended at water’s edge. It was a cliché, meaning we always put aside our partisan domestic sniping for a united front on matters of our international security. Continue reading...

A human reaction

Subscriber onlyIt captures the public's outrage like few stories in state government. That's because of the combustible mix of elements. Continue reading...

So says Senator Rapert

Subscriber onlyI do things so you won't have to. Continue reading...

A false choice

Subscriber onlyWas that real American exceptionalism, the kind that makes us truly great, countenancing as it did full freedom to engage in open dialogue at the highest level, even putting a foreign leader on stage in our own most eminent government forum to oppose vigorously the foreign policy positions and pursuits of our commander in chief? Continue reading...

The governor and LR schools

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson nominated on Monday a former religious preschool operator from Mountain Home to run the Little Rock public schools. Continue reading...

« Previous