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Brummett online: The new normal is … not

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump remains as absurd as ever even as his standard substantive accomplishments — and the sheer abundance of his absurdities — make him seem ever more normalized. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: On the balance, still mean

Subscriber onlyIt was a remarkable moment on AETN the other day in the governor's debate. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: It's about the job, folks

Subscriber onlyMost of you vote for the "R" these days in the automatic and overwhelming way your parents or grandparents voted "D." Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Ill-served by 'debate'

Subscriber onlyThe best thing about the AETN debate of 2nd Congressional District candidates broadcast Tuesday night was that relatively few people watched. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: High-stakes midterms

Subscriber onlyWe’re now inside a month until the midterm elections that will do no less than check or validate Donald Trump. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A choice of strengths

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock had two short-term ceremonial black mayors--Charles Bussey and Lottie Shackelford--in the politically anemic city manager system instituted in 1957. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A Q-and-A on the Kavanaugh affair

Subscriber onlyAmerica descends to new depths in rancor and resentment. Confronted by that abyss, I wish to use a Q-and-A format to attempt a reasonable dissection of this embittering Brett Kavanaugh affair. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Arkansas meanness

Subscriber onlyLeonardo Cuello, policy director for the National Health Law Program in Washington that has sued over Arkansas' work requirement for Medicaid expansion, was assuring me the other day that trying to get Medicaid recipients into jobs is a good thing. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Holding back the FBI

Subscriber onlyThe FBI should simply use its independent professional judgment in looking further into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Smoke signals

Subscriber onlyVeteran national political analyst Stu Rothenberg put on Twitter late Sunday a difficult message to ignore, at least if you cover Arkansas politicians. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: It's all in the Republican strategy

Subscriber onlyThe Republican strategy was to fashion at least a tie that naturally would go to the privileged Republican male from Yale. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Clearing mayor-race fog

Subscriber onlyAllow me to think aloud on the very difficult choice in the Little Rock mayor's race. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: There, there, little ladies

Subscriber onlySenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear Monday that Republicans controlling the U.S. Senate will pat the head of one of the little ladies, and only one, by enduring her perfunctory testimony Thursday. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: On legislative reform

Subscriber onlyA front-page article in this newspaper Sunday accelerated my contemplation of a radical plan for legislative reform in Arkansas. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A cancer on the court

Subscriber onlyIn a few weeks, possibly, many Americans and especially females will look upon the nine robed justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and see two sex offenders. Continue reading...

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