Congress must accelerate solutions
Congress has roused itself, at the last minute, and now is scrambling to save the Highway Trust Fund. Better late than never. Better still will be if lawmakers agree to come up with the money to prevent the fund from becoming insolvent. ...
The heavy burden of college aid
Return on investment is a clear measure of what you get for your money. Incredibly, the federal government doesn’t apply that simple concept to the $137 billion a year it spends on college financial aid....
James bears weight of Cav’s dreams
LeBron James has done it all on a basketball court. He’s a great scorer, rugged defender, proven big-play leader and champion. But that might not be enough in Cleveland, where he’ll also need the powers of Merlin the Magician....
Breathing Rhythm Studio a center for creativity
Recording engineer Steve Boaz has brought his musical ambitions to fulfillment in a downtown Norman studio.
Matt Lauer is so last century
How about we rename “The Today Show” the “Yesterday Show” since host Matt Lauer asks questions from 1953? Isn’t what Lauer asked GM CEO Mary Barra about whether she’ll do “well” at being simultaneously an executive and a mom about, oh, 30 ...
Religion’s role shrinking
Surveying the response to last month’s Hobby Lobby decision, I was struck by a comment from progressive Massachusetts senator and possible Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren....
All hail the Queen of Rebecca Lane
On April 11, 2011, I had just completed a poem titled: “The First Philosopher,” concerning the life of Thales of Miletus, Greece (born 624 BC, died 546 BC). His main interests were ethics, metaphysics, astronomy and mathematics. Aristotle ...
U.S. loss was a win back home
The 2014 World Cup is over for America. The United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing....
Follow as colleges do conference shuffle
The most tenured coach at the University of Louisville might not find joining a new athletic conference so special. But for tennis coach Rex Ecarma, the Cardinals' move is a moment to celebrate....
Online users need bill of rights
Creepy doesn’t begin to describe Facebook’s 2012 psychological experiment on 700,000 of its unwitting users. Any attempt to manipulate the emotional state of consumers is unconscionable. It reflects poorly on the entire tech community, ...
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