Editor says TEA Party letter was unwarranted
Typically I'm not one to respond to letters to the editor. People have their opinions, I have mine and the world keeps spinning.
However, on Wednesday we printed a letter detailing a local TEA Party member's distaste for my article over the party's animosity toward the renewal of 3/4 cent sales tax that is up for vote Sept. 10.
Cost-cutting board ready to veto your doctor
A major section of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance for their employees or pay a fine has been postponed until 2015, resulting in much confusion and controversy around the nation. But little attention has been paid to the president's most threatening weapon for cutting health care costs: the Independent Payment Advisory Board. It still remains, causing the administration fury when it's called a "death panel."
Weir reflects on month of June, tornado relief
We were busy the month of June continuing to lend a hand with the tornado relief efforts. Our Reserve Deputies also helped out at the Newcastle fireworks display and the Chickasha rodeo. We swore in six more Reserve Deputies taking our total number of Reserves now to twenty eight.
Perryman advocates mass transit
My first train ride was during the Vietnam War. It was a short ride from Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I remember that it was during the war because the train was also pulling a freight car transporting the body of an American soldier killed in southeast Asia.
Dorman takes talented youth to conference
I enjoy the reaction many people give when I tell them my vacation following the legislative session each year is to take twenty-five Oklahoma high school students to a YMCA-sponsored youth camp in North Carolina.
Dorman addresses insurance fears
I have been contacted by several constituents who have concerns about what will happen with several health programs, including insurance coverage, offered by the State of Oklahoma.
No one should fear speaking their mind
This country is severely politically polarized.
From a social and fiscal standpoint, region and demographic play a far more pivotal role than they ever have in our nation's history in regards to individual political litmus.
Commenting on major issues important to national advancement
A huge decision was made by the United States Supreme Court this week in regards to affirmative action and its use in admittance into the nation's universities, but few local residents seemed to care.
According to our Facebook roughly 1,100 people saw a question we postulated about the decision.
We got four responses.
Should desecrating the American flag be leagal?
Immigration debate is all about border security
There's a fundamental conflict at the heart of the Senate debate over the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill. Most Republicans believe a policy to integrate 11 million currently illegal immigrants into American society must be conditioned on stronger border security and internal enforcement. Most Democrats don't. At bottom, that's what the fight is about.
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