FDA should rethink
The United States consumes 99 percent of the hydrocodone used in the world. Opioids are over-prescribed and frequently abused. Overdoses from narcotic painkillers have quadrupled in the last decade....
Watch what you search
When you use Google or Yahoo, the National Security Agency can secretly monitor and collect data on everything you view or communicate, according to leaked documents revealing the latest privacy-shredding excess of the nation’s electronic ...
Keep political influence out of state judiciary
Discussion is under way in our state about “reforms” that should be made to our state’s system of judicial selection. In fact, a legislative interim study will take place at the state Capitol this week to further delve into those issues. ...
Save the helmets for the field
During Oklahoma’s football game against Tulsa, Sooner safety Gabe Lynn was called for targeting, an offense that carries a 15-yard penalty and an ejection from the game. After an official review of the play, the call was overturned and ...
Vote needs reform
In shutting down the government, Congress reached a new level of dysfunction. While many pundits castigated individuals and parties, others more insightfully focused on institutional rules, such as the role of gerrymandering, closed ...
Chili just keeps on getting better
The chili at the CSBI Chili Cook-off and silent auction seems to get better each year. My judging talents had taken a year off but were recalled this year and there were some fine chili cooks....
Promises are only for the product
There is something fundamental about President Obama that too many Americans apparently do not understand: A promise is something he makes to achieve an objective — win an election, get a bill passed. It has nothing to do with telling the ...
Korean War veteran kept his promise
Robert E. L. Richardson was born on a farm in western Oklahoma in 1932. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1950. Bob promised his mother that he would go to college, but it took him a while to get there....
No women leaders? No peace in region
The partially autonomous northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful part of the world but is marred by a long history of violent political and ethic struggles. On Sept. 25, at least nine people were killed when militants ...
Compromise is the answer
Tom Horton and Doug Parker, the normally tight-lipped top executives of American Airlines and US Airways, recently floated the idea that they would be open to mediation or an out-of-court agreement to resolve the federal lawsuit against ...
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