• breaking-up.jpg Thinking about breaking up? Flip a coin

    In their latest book, 'Think Like a Freak," Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner suggest that, contrary to what many people have told you in life, you should quit. That is, when things get tough, you shouldn't always tough them out and stick with it. Instead, you should quit and do so sooner rather than later.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • baby-generic.jpg For millennials, out-of-wedlock childbirth is the norm

    This month brings us yet another reminder that, for young Americans, having children outside of marriage is very much "the new normal," as The New York Times once put it.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Still another war in Iraq

    Twice this nation has gone to war with Iraq. We poured at least $21 billion into reconstruction, and billions more into military training and equipment for the Iraqi army.  We had a civilian police force training program touted as the "most ambitious" since the Marshall Plan, the U.S. aid program that rescued Europe after World War II.

    June 24, 2014

  • The water is bad, but it's getting better

    Oh the water.
    Chickasha's controversial topic that pits council members against each other and wins our newspaper awards. 

    June 14, 2014

  • Sunday brings Father's Day celebration

    This Father's Day, I encourage everyone to remember and celebrate their father, whoever that figure is and take some time to thank them for their support this weekend. My dad and his family have supported me throughout my life and played a significant role in it despite not being biologically related to me and I plan to head home to Texas to spend time with him and the rest of my family this weekend.

    June 14, 2014

  • Fightin' Words: What about this Soccer stuff?

    Regular frequenters of this fabulous column probably noticed a new guy is stepping into the sports opinion world. Fear not! Adam will return next week with more incendiary athletic commentary, but this week he is trying his luck at doubling his meager journalism bucks in Vegas. 

    June 13, 2014

  • Common Core is gone, and only for politicians' sake

    Let's just be up front about it: the abolition of Common Core from Oklahoma schools is not about the kids.

    June 8, 2014

  • First week of June brings diverse topics to Express-Star pages

    For whatever reason, the first week of every month is full of news. Gov. Falling rocked the political world with her signature on a bill repealing the Common Core, the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs, more water problems plagued our town and tragic events unfolded in Texas leaving us all with heavy hearts for a local man. 

    June 7, 2014

  • Fightin' Words: There's no reason to not watch America this summer

    I desperately encourage you on June 16 (5 p.m.), June 22 (6 p.m.), and June 26 (11 a.m.) to watch your team play. 

    June 6, 2014

  • Express-Star to evolve publication with digital first initiative

    The media has become the cheerleaders of a digital world. Across the globe, news originazations are evolving their work from a strictly print platform to a combination comprised of multiple media. 

    May 31, 2014

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