Terrorists should think, not vent just vent

By Tibot Machan: Syndicated Columnist The Jan. 30 edition of the New Republic contains a fascinating and alarming piece — maybe it’s a parody, but it sounds mighty authentic to my ears — by Ali Salem, “The War of the Hotels,” which appeared in the London-based Al Hayat, a pan-Arab daily. The piece relates — […]

Art way of life for ENMU graduate

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist As I walk into Randy Wray’s house on W. 14th St., the first thing I notice is “The Garden”. It couldn’t be otherwise; the four foot square surface jumps out at you; invites you to stroll its paths; draws you into the rainbow of rubies and pinks that form the flowers, […]

Bronze casting process difficult

Clyde Davis: Local Colunist When it comes to the bronze-casting process, by which art is reproduced and sculptures made into limited editions, most of us are hopelessly lost or misinformed. No kidding, I used to think they actually carved the bronze with some kind of tools, the way a carving reproducer works on wood (it’s […]

Reagan gave inspiration to free people

When the talking heads with microphones and cameras show up, most of those in the long lines to honor Ronald Reagan say little more than, “It’s a piece of history,” or “You have to respect somebody who rose from nothing to become president.” But their very presence suggests the bond goes deeper than mere affection […]

Rappers’ civil rights violations concern all

Leonard Pitts Jr. Are Miami police spying on rap artists? And should it matter to you if they are? How you answer the first question depends on who you choose to believe. According to a recent story by Miami Herald reporters Nicole White and Evelyn McDonnell, police in both Miami and Miami Beach have been […]

Patriotism growing with house

By Clyde Davis The house is the one the left on the way to Lubbock. I cannot remember if it is east of Sudan, or just west of the small Texas town, but it’s somewhere in that stretch after Muleshoe and before Littlefield. I never noticed it before the Sept. 11, 2001, events, but since […]