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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...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Questioning candidates

Subscriber onlyThey had another forum for the mayoral candidates Monday night, this one standing-room-only on Little Rock's paramount issue--crime--at the Fletcher Library in midtown. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Polarizing politics

Subscriber onlyAt the senior expo last weekend, put on again this year by this newspaper and UAMS, a man in the audience of a few dozen asked the political panel what I feared would be an enraging and polarizing question. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Mow wonder

Subscriber onlyThe texting thread of old tennis pals flashed up lamentations for Razorback football late Saturday afternoon. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Why you gotta be so mean?

Subscriber onlyThree news conferences on health care, one after the other Wednesday, revealed Republican policies that are simply mean. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The road to a decision

Subscriber onlyLocal organizations led by the League of Women Voters staged the first of five mayor-candidate forums Monday night. Dozens of people filled the meeting room at the Dee Brown Public Library in southwest Little Rock for an hour's discussion on economic opportunity. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Not insurmountable

Subscriber onlyThe polling partners of Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College unveiled this week a notable and perhaps influential poll of the 2nd District congressional race. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Feeding the narrative

Subscriber onlyThe leaders of national mainstream media have gone off their rockers almost to the extent that Donald Trump exists permanently apart from his. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: On honest introspection

Subscriber onlyA dapper fellow with a baritone ambled to a hotel bar in Fayetteville and chose a stool three or four removed from mine. I nursed a red wine and reviewed notes for a presentation I would make in a few minutes next door. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: A wide-open race ... now

Subscriber onlyOur dreary state of politics cried out for something new. It was Warwick Sabin who tipped me a couple of years ago to freshness on the local political horizon. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Who’s worth helping?

Subscriber onlyThe article across the top of the front page reported that state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson had been federally indicted on allegations of using campaign donations for personal luxury items and falsifying tax returns. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Rudimentary Rudy

Subscriber onlyWe probably should have accepted the plain evidence in 2008 that Rudy Giuliani, despite his seemingly heroic mayoral performance after 9/11, was much less than met the eye. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Bubba holds forth

Subscriber onlyBubba McCoy was startled from a nap when I walked into his trailer office at the car lot. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: What it's all about

Subscriber onlyJohn McCain's death writes a new chapter in the decline of institutions and decency in the nation's politics. Continue reading...