Rudy Bush Is the Best Morning News Columnist, And It’s Not Close

The Dallas Morning News made Rudy Bush a columnist a few months back, and while I always enjoyed his work as the paper’s city hall reporter, I wasn’t sure how he would do when freed from the “gotta see both sides” nature of his previous gig. I was dead wrong.

Whether or not you agree with his column about the NRA and Open Carry Texas, I think you’d agree he does exactly what (I think, anyway) a great columnist should do: demonstrate a clear-eyed grasp on the issue at hand, pick a side, and argue that side eloquently. Plus — and this is especially helpful, given the continued presence of Steve Blow — he consistently writes about actual issues, and not just quota-killing give-up topics. GOOD JOB, RUDY.

12 comments on “Rudy Bush Is the Best Morning News Columnist, And It’s Not Close

  1. Plus, he’s driving Rodger Jones insane.

    dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/06/i-apologize-for-rudy-bushs-anti-trinity-tollway-blog-item.html

  2. Fritzie,

    Yeah, you’re correct, but I sort of group the metro columnists and the editorial writers together, at least the ones that put their names to their work.

  3. Question…. what is the criteria for delaying readers’ posts? I notice this often happens when the editors want to publish an immediate response to reader. True?

  4. Mr. Jones articles and posts read like he’s guy with a post-DMN job all lined up.

  5. Nope. I can’t pretend to understand why some comments go straight through and others don’t. Maybe there is an actual reason. But as far as I know, it just happens sometimes.

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  7. one of the nice things about Rudy is that he does engage with commenters on the ed blog. some others do that occasionally but Rudy consistently engages