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  • Fightin' Words: Don't fire Mack...yet

    There's a lot of talk about how this year's Red River Rivalry is the one to watch, since it may be the last chance we have of watching Bob Stoops and Mack Brown battle it out.

    October 10, 2013

  • Dorman speaks on busy week in shelter work

     It has been a pretty busy time for me since the Take Shelter Oklahoma petition drive began on September 18!  We have been adding volunteers daily to the effort and I appreciate each of you who have taken sheets to help collect the necessary amount of signatures.  I will be sure to mention all the locations in our area who have agreed to have petitions at their business in the near future.  If you would like a copy of the petition to help circulate, email TakeShelterOklahoma@gmail.com for a copy.  For more information, be sure to keep up with things at www.TakeShelterOK.com on the Internet.

    October 8, 2013

  • Huff and Puff to keep your house standing, for the Common good

    It was 1811 and Amos Burdine had just moved his wife Jennie, their boys and newborn daughter, Susannah, to Missouri.  The family had settled on Dog Prairie about a third of the way up the Mississippi River toward Hannibal from St. Louis. Tensions between the U.S. and England had never been resolved. Native American Indians from the northeast had been displaced and pressured to move to the area.  Wild animals and all types of scoundrels filled the woods. Danger lurked everywhere along the river.

    October 4, 2013

  • Tea Party games about power, not people

    We all had that one friend in the neighborhood growing up who, upon realizing they had no chance at winning a game, would proceed to upend the game board, throw the ball away, or simply say "Forget you guys, I'm going home."

    October 1, 2013

  • Global positioning for The Common Good

    According to translations of Plato’s Republic, the proverb, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” may well be ascribed to the philosopher.  Plato observed that under normal conditions, a problem will pre-exist a solution.  For instance, why would a person need a ladder if they did not need to perform a task that was too high to reach from the ground?  His reasoning makes perfect sense.  Fortunately, Plato never saw all of the “solutions looking for problems” proposed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

    September 30, 2013

  • 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.

    September 25, 2013

  • 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. 

    September 24, 2013

  • Vladimir_Putin-6.jpg 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.

    September 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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

    September 18, 2013

  • 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.

    September 17, 2013

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