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JOHN BRUMMETT: Targeted meanness

Subscriber onlyAmerica is bitterly divided in politics by a culture war, Donald Trump, and whether and how much we should tax ourselves to take care of those who, for whatever reason, are not taking care of themselves. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Tactic … or fear?

Subscriber onlyPartners KATV, Channel 7, and Talk Business and Politics had a solid plan for debates next month in the races for governor and Congress from the 2nd District. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A man with a plan

Subscriber onlyArkansas Democrats are talking about their candidate for governor, Jared Henderson. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Affronts run amok

Subscriber onlyWhat's confounding and self-perpetuating about our broken politics is that reason and fair-mindedness amount to unilateral withdrawal against unreasonableness and unfairness. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A lesson in Ohio

Subscriber onlyThe big nail-biter of a congressional election Tuesday in the 12th District of Ohio bore possibly instructive resemblance to the big congressional race threatening to percolate in the 2nd District of Arkansas in November. Continue reading...

Brummett online: The future for Democrats

Subscriber onlyThe state Democratic Party is anxious to showcase 34-year-old educator Megan Godfrey in her unlikely challenge to Republican state Rep. Jeff Williams in Springdale, long decidedly Republican. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A message to Democrats

Subscriber onlySteve Bullock, the Democratic governor of Montana, lounged in a roomy chair on the mezzanine of Little Rock's Capital Hotel. Continue reading...

The spoof's the thing

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Repertory Theatre rose from the dead last week, lifted for five nights by the Arkansas cocoon of anti-Trump liberalism that certain sectors of Little Rock provide. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Woodward at it again

Subscriber onlyI say it with all modesty, confident in its bitter truth. It's that circumstances are such that I know more about Bob Woodward's books on presidencies than you do. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Call in a baby-sitter

Subscriber onlyU.S. Rep. French Hill, in what is potentially the political fight of his life against Democrat Clarke Tucker, gave an interview Monday to Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Case in point: Georgia

Subscriber onlyThe American political story this fall will get told in Georgia. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: An interesting weekend

Subscriber onlyIf the Arkansas Democratic Party could ever hope to offer anything interesting in the state's Trump-devoted and ragingly red environment, this weekend would be the time. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Waiting for a story

Subscriber onlyToday's offering continues the theme of Tuesday's. It could be called "National Democrats are Mercury and Arkansas is Pluto, Part Two." Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Ethics in the Ledge

Subscriber onlyIs conflict of interest simply a fact of life we’re required to accept in a part-time citizens’ state Legislature? Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: On different planets

Subscriber onlyAs a leftist revolution in the national Democratic Party boils to the top of the front page of the Sunday New York Times, Democratic fortunes in Arkansas seem to sink deeper in the grave. Continue reading...

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