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JOHN BRUMMETT: What free speech is

Subscriber onlyIf you're seeking on the last weekend to influence a Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, then you'll need to find fresh liberals to berate. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: In the hall of ... shame?

Subscriber onlyEach Wednesday I speak on the issues of the day to a retirees' class. The big news last week was the resurgent Republican effort in the U.S. Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Rush to a ruse

Subscriber onlyRepublicans promised for years to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was the essence of their rise to power. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The unknown unknown

Subscriber onlyMichael John Gray had lost weight. He said it was from being state Democratic Party chairman. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Resurrection to come?

Subscriber onlySuddenly, they're back. It now appears Republicans in the U.S. Senate could resurrect repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act by the end of the month. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The rule for Trump

Subscriber onlyToday I instruct on how to cope with this very different kind of American president. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: At the proper time

Subscriber onlyThe nation's chief pollution permission official told a television interviewer the other day that it was insensitive to talk about climate change while Floridians were suffering. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Celebrating politics?

Subscriber onlyShane Broadway has taken over leadership of the venerable Political Animals Club in Little Rock, an institution begun in the 1980s by Skip Rutherford, and thriving since. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: GIF giving headaches

Subscriber onlyThe state's long-suffering and newly controlling Republicans, especially those from Northwest Arkansas, have always contended that the old one-party Democratic state legislative culture was corrupt. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: Strange bedfellows indeed

Subscriber onlyYou know what they always say. Politics makes for strange threesomes. Continue reading...

All hail the trauma king

Subscriber onlyIt appears that Donald Trump faces three main obstacles to a goal he has failed so far to come near, meaning a sensible and passable presidency. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Ultimately heartless

Subscriber onlyIt’s just. It’s right. It represents prevailing public opinion in a society still more compassionate and sane than not. It shouldn’t be hard. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The Russia question

Subscriber onlyThe Washington Post, with some real news, has locked down more of the goods on Donald Trump and Russia. Continue reading...

The past that haunts

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and several Republican congressmen from Texas--like our own conservative zealot, Tom Cotton--voted consistently in 2013 against funding for Hurricane Sandy relief mostly to New York and New Jersey. Continue reading...

JOHN BRUMMETT: The real fake news

Subscriber onlyI got an adult dose of real fake news the other night on a local television station. Continue reading...