Slavery analogy obscures reality
The Republican Party ought to distribute a list of rhetorical no-no’s that office holders and candidates should avoid at all costs. Topping the list should be the slavery analogy....
The Super Bowl may be in peril
BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? The NFL revealed the Super Bowl will be guarded by four thousand federal and local cops . Everyone entering the stadium must pass through a facial scanner that identifies known and ...
Tolerance required from all sides of the argument
The controversy over the recent court decision striking down the Oklahoma state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman has brought to the fore a question — what is tolerance? Historically, tolerance has ...
After leap of faith, Cook finds his niche empowering others
By all accounts Rennie Cook was living the dream. He was swimming in the upper management track in the University of Oklahoma’s staff pool, moving up to head Alumni Affairs after working directly with students since he was also an ...
Fallin: Not pure enough for Tea Partiers
Let me make something very clear at the very beginning: I served with then-state-representative and now-Gov. Mary Fallin for a number of years when we both were in the legislature. I liked her then and like her personally today. She was ...
Death penalty malfunctioning
The execution of Thomas Knight last week is a textbook case for why Florida’s dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped....
In wake of scandal, Christie blames others
What kind of politician is Chris Christie? If you buy Christie’s explanation at a news conference Thursday, the New Jersey governor is a victim. He is the victim of a scheming, lying aide and a scheming, lying old high school friend he ...
Norman wins game, loses wonderful lady
Norman lost another of its best kept secrets. Longtime resident Sylvia Martin died recently after a brief illness. She wanted to go home to her native Wisconsin a few weeks ago. She died there at age 93....
Will and choice
Nov. 24 marked the anniversary of my mother’s passing. It was years ago. Mom was the true writer in the family, but from time to time in her absence and in an effort to honor her memory, I will pick up a pen and attempt to be a writer....
Talking to Loren Owens
While doing some indoor walking at Sooner Fashion Mall recently, I saw a tall, athletic man, in his 60s, talking with his wife. I recognized them and said, “Hello Mr. and Mrs. Loren Everett Owens.” Mr. Owens turned, smiled and said, “Don’t ...
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