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BRUMMETT ONLINE: To be red in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyLet us now introduce the typical Arkansas Republican voter. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: With passion and purpose

Subscriber onlyMaya Porter of Fayetteville writes to alert me to her recent letter-to-the-editor informing anyone who might be interested that Arkansas allows crossover voting in primaries. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Griffen tests limits again

Subscriber onlyThere lay Wendell Griffen where he famously had lain the year before, a gloriously free man in a surely pointless spectacle. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Wading in the pool

Subscriber onlyThe trial was scheduled for five days. Columns written in the evenings after a day absorbed in court and without benefit of real-time experience in the minute-by-minute news cycle of the Trump age ... they wouldn't feel the same. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Good intentions, bad results

Subscriber onlyJames Comey, through it all, was a consistent and presumptuous man, leaving havoc and irony in the wake of his noble intentions. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: To be admired and feared

Subscriber onlyWe lack a good indication of what the voters of the 2nd Congressional District in Central Arkansas think of their four Democratic candidates and one incumbent Republican. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The story so far

Subscriber onlyRod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general at this writing but maybe not by your reading, is the man whom the preposterous Russian-endorsed second-place president calls a central villain in a conspiracy by "Democrat loyalists" to engage in a witch-hunt against him. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Talk on taxes, minus spin

Subscriber onlyIn early 2007 the then-speaker of the state House of Representatives, rural Democrat Benny Petrus, was pitching his better idea to help poor people. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Jumpy, but for a reason

Subscriber onlyImmediately it got compared to abuses by authoritarians in Germany and the Soviet Union as well as to American McCarthyism and Nixon’s enemies list. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Betrayal of the base?

Subscriber onlyHow is it--someone asked me--that Donald Trump betrays his base on both tariffs and Scott Pruitt while that base gives him a pass? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: We plan, Trump laughs

Subscriber onlyYou tire of the perpetual motion by which Donald Trump makes wild and juvenile pronouncements that offend the sensibilities but never amount to anything. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Bullies and pawns on air

Subscriber only"The pursuit of truth is a noble goal of journalism. But the truth is not always apparent or known immediately. Journalists' role is therefore not to determine what they believe at that time to be the truth and reveal only that to their readers, but rather to report as completely and impartially as possible all verifiable facts so that readers can, based on their own knowledge and experience, determine what they believe to be the truth. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Passion versus nuance

Subscriber onlyIt’s not ready for prime time, or even worthy of regular television. But it’s a fine fit for online streaming. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Goodson strategy

Subscriber onlyIt was a strategy that denied Courtney Goodson the chief justiceship of the Arkansas Supreme Court two years ago. We'll see if it boots her from the court altogether this year. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Institution moves forward

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has been described unflatteringly in this column in recent years. Continue reading...

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