Dorman enjoys birthday celebration
If you have been keeping up with the news, the petition for creating a $500 million bond issue to help local schools build storm shelters was officially filed.
Recent actions by Congress show disregard for voters
I typically don't like to comment on national issues in the paper. There are enough editorial voices floating around the media sphere offering a variety of opinions, so typically I reserve mine for local affairs.
BLOG: Putin's hypocrisy is unbearable
It strikes me as odd that of all countries, Russia is the one advocating "dialogue" and "peace" when it comes to the Syrian problem.
Dorman addresses shelters further
I want to start off this week by apologizing for something inadvertent that I did this past week. I have been working with a group of citizens called Take Shelter Oklahoma to secure an initiative petition to get storm shelter funding for schools in Oklahoma
An unthinkable 9/11: contemplating war in support of Al-Qaida
Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become guided missiles, and skyscrapers may turn into smoking, twisted rubble. This age of Islamic jihad against the West has indeed expanded our consciousness.
To tell the truth for the Common Good
During the infancy of television, when those who had sets in their living rooms were outnumbered by those who did not, networks struggled to create programming for this new media. Many radio soap operas and variety shows were adapted to TV, but the genre that went through the roof was the panel game show.
Fightin' Words: Fans can change college football culture...if they want to
Back in the 1970s and 80s, Italy saw remarkable economic growth and everyone was happy.
This is probably why for the longest time, no one took an opportunity to remove the glittered golden veil and uncover what turned out to be a boom fueled by corruption, back room deals and shady dealings with the mafia.
Editorial: Supporting tax is only real choice
We support the approval of a 3/4 cent sales tax renewal allocated for capital improvement projects.
Over the past two months, this tax has become the subject of controversy. The Grady County TEA Party led a compelling campaign, detailing the misuse of revenue generated from this tax since it was first approved 20 years ago. We agree with the TEA Party that former city representatives were poor stewards of this money.
How do we tell good guys from the bad in Syrian opposition
Lindsey Graham, perhaps the Senate's leading hawk on military intervention in Syria, says the most important part of U.S. strategy there is "supporting vetted opposition forces." Bob Corker, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he is dismayed by "the lack of support we are giving to the vetted moderate opposition."
Tax Credits, Tort Reform and Tea in Boston Harbor for the Common Good
On December 16, 1773, One hundred sixteen men, several of whom were dressed as members of the Mohawk tribe, threw 342 chests full of tea into Boston Harbor.
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