• Editorial: City's smoking suggestion good, as long as both sides are taken into consideration

    We find the notion of Chickasha City Council's plan to ban tobacco products on city property to be refreshing. 

    February 17, 2014

  • Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are

    In 1940 as Jimmy Durante headed to the door of Coleman’s Restaurant in Calabash, North Carolina, he turned to 28 year old Lucy and with a smile said, “Good Night, Mrs. Calabash.”  For the rest of his life, until his death in 1980, every Durante appearance ended with his trademark phrase, “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

    January 31, 2014

  • At last, parent resistance to collective standardized tests

    Huge numbers of students must take high-stakes standardized tests that may shape the rest of their lives. These tests, however, take no account of the differences among the individual students. For particular examples, the tests don't recognize the students' home lives, or the visual or hearing problems that have impeded their learning. 

    January 21, 2014

  • Fightin' Words: Fans don't care about drugs in sports

    With the Winter Olympics approaching and the Alex Rodriguez baseball ban still in full-effect, the topic of banned substances is bound to come up in many sports conversations right now. Or is it?

    January 17, 2014

  • Whatever else happens, the issue is still jobs

    There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

    January 14, 2014

  • Saving the Sooner Sub for the Common Good

    In 2006, Pixar Animation Studios released the movie Cars and introduced us to Radiator Springs, an imaginary town along Route 66 that long ago had been bypassed by a freeway beyond the city limits. The characters are personified vehicles with names like Lightning McQueen, Sally Carrera, Mater the Tow Truck, Doc Hudson, Flo, Luigi and a whole host of other cars and trucks.

    January 10, 2014

  • Opinion: Oklahoma rejects me and my driving

    I honestly do not know how anyone can drive legally in this state.

    January 8, 2014

  • Adammug.JPG Fightin' Words: New Year brings new sport to OKC

    This year has a lot to live up to sports wise if it is to match 2013.

    January 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fightin' Words: Bama task too big for OU

    When Auburn knocked Alabama off its perch from which it had gazed down upon the college football landscape for years, the "thud" sound could be heard for miles.

    December 27, 2013

  • Shedding Light on the Common Good

    Included in my great-grandmother’s diary is a story recalling an evening in the year 1902.  Earlier that year, she and my great-grandfather and their children had moved to a homestead eight miles south of what is now known as Carnegie, Oklahoma.  Before there was an Alden community, there was simply an expanse.  Before section lines and the Ozark Trail were cut in and before other quarter sections were settled, there were no landmarks.  The land was new and unfamiliar to them.  

    December 20, 2013

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