Dusty Nix

Dusty Nix

The inevitable appearance of the American buzzard

It didn’t take long Wednesday, after a bloody domestic terror attack on lawmakers, aides and police security guards gathered for a morning of baseball — baseball, for crying out loud — for the political recriminations to begin. That’s pretty routine now.

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Competitiveness with grace – God help us

The final round at the Masters was one of the most exciting sports finishes I’ve ever watched. Two fierce competitors, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, turned the back nine into a two-player shootout, one that Garcia ultimately won on the first playoff hole after the two finished 72 holes dead even.

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Unreality check

Back in those early and innocent days of the last presidential campaign, the crowded Republican field was often referred to (not infrequently by Republicans) as a “clown car.” It was funny at the time, if clichéd.

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Godspeed, Mr. President, and thank you

Barack Obama is everything so-called conservatives have, at least since the dismal dawn of the Moral Majority, told us a political figure should be: a dedicated and loving faith-and-family man, personally beyond reproach, publicly untainted by scandal or corruption. The man who succeeds him in five days is everything the same people have told us we should abhor and loathe: repulsively crass, gleefully promiscuous, serially adulterous, spiritually indifferent (at best), morally void and demonstrably corrupt.

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Season’s trickiest social issue

The big day is almost upon us. And although we in this business already bring enough controversy and rancor upon ourselves on a daily basis — cranked up to Spinal Tap 11 in an election year — I really think it would be irresponsible to let this important season pass without addressing one of our most pressing and immediate social concerns.

Miracle Riders bring cupcakes and smiles to cancer center staff and patients

Wanda Amos and Scott's Miracle Riders paid a visit to the John B. Amos Cancer Center with cupcakes in hand to meet and visit with staff and patients