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.


  • Fritzie

    Zac, Rudy was promoted to editorial writer, not columnist.

    • zaccrain


      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.

  • Eric Celeste


  • Tim Rogers

    Plus, he’s driving Rodger Jones insane.

  • Fritzie

    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?

  • zaccrain

    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.

  • jasonheid

    If you log in via one of a host of social media network options before commenting, your comments will appear immediately. (Assuming you refrain from any bit of profanity that would get caught in our filter.)

    If you choose to remain an anonymous guest, as you have, your comment will not appear until an editor has had a chance to approve it. How long that takes just depends on how busy our editors are and when they get around to looking at what’s waiting in the moderation queue.

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Yup… Rudy is the boss.

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Yup…. Rudy is wielding his pen like a boss.

  • Peter Kurilecz

    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