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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Just stick to the script

Oklahoma has a Tom Cotton-y senator by the name of James Lankford who appeared only mildly deer-eyed on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Russian dressing on side

Many readers have been irritated by my recurring reference to Donald Trump as the preposterous second-place president.

JOHN BRUMMETT: In the age of polarization

A local man for whom I have considerable regard barked at me last week. He said, "Quit giving Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt."

JOHN BRUMMETT: The deficit debate

Do deficits matter? It's a legitimate question, fully debatable, now more than ever.

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Heated historians

Personnel flaps keep arising at the state Heritage Department under the leadership of Stacy Hurst. The relevant question is where personality conflict ends and harm to the public interest begins, if it begins at all.

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JOHN BRUMMETT: Elizabeth endures

Elizabeth Eckford spoke softly, tersely, and with understated power.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The seeds are planted

Good writing can cut to the quick, and she is a good writer, which I knew already from her days as a newspaper colleague.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Nope, still no Sharia law

A constitutional showdown looms over whether a scaredy-cat president may legally hide from a prosecutor because neither the truth nor perjury works for him. Meanwhile, as that develops, let's change the subject to equally low-brow Arkansas politics.

JOHN BRUMMETT: A reason to hope

There is only one ray of hope for applying a check and balance on Donald Trump in the last two years of his term.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Health-care hope

At the risk of sounding doctrinaire conservative, please indulge me as I write hopefully about what might have been the nation's biggest news last week.

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