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JOHN BRUMMETT: Face the inconsequential

On Tuesday, after other Republican senators took actual public positions in behalf of their states and settled the issue they'd cowered from, U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman emerged at long last to speak on health-care reform.

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Our U.S. senators, relieved on the sideline

I’d never asked in advance for permission to speak on the phone with a press secretary for an Arkansas politician, much less been turned down.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Is it McCarthyism?

On Sunday, a man who became president despite getting nearly 3 million fewer votes than his opponent--I refer to Donald J. Trump--tweeted that the news media is "distorting democracy" by reporting on him with the same skepticism it has applied professionally to all modern presidents.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Parsing the game plan

Little Rock is wondering if maybe it could solve three problems with one enhanced risk of head injury for young adult males.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Plenty to work with

The Trumps have turned up again at that most dangerous of intersections where arrogance and ignorance meet.

BRUMMETT ONLINE: The prize for Democrats

The biggest political plum left for an Arkansas Democrat is an office with limited authority and full responsibility in a troubled city.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Murky machinations

The New York Times published Saturday one of those insiders' analyses that are staples of its reporting. U.S. Sen. John Boozman, the senior and previously invisible Republican from Arkansas, got collaterally exposed.

Trump's champion

On the morning after Independence Day, I strolled into the grocery store to get toothpaste. I ran smack-dab into Donald Trump's most credible Arkansas champion, who was checking out an overflowing cart.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Playing close to the vest

On his Sunday news talk show, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics on KATV, Channel 7, drew out Gov. Asa Hutchinson on his now-clear opposition to the Senate Republican health-care bill.

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Oh, glorious leader …

It was a glorious Independence Day, celebrating freedom for all in America except journalists.

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