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 ...
Cruz crusades again
Just as the ill-conceived crusade to defund Obamacare peters out comes word of another Republican foofaraw in the making. Tea party zealots are gearing up to make a grand stand against immigration reform....
New report says global warming is ‘unequivocal’
The just-released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Sept. 30) only confirms that the direction our climate-denier leaders are taking us remains dangerously wrongheaded. The report shows, for example, that not ...
Here’s to a chicken in everyone’s yard
Oklahoma City could finally catch up to we progressive Norman residents in allowing chickens in their backyards....
Interventions hinder democracy
The road to Kabul from India and Pakistan runs through Kashmir, my homeland. Central and Southern Kashmir shares borders with India, Pakistan, and China. Pakistan-administered Northwest Kashmir shares a border with Afghanistan and China. ...
Washington has sports mentality
Box scores aren’t solely reserved for sporting events. As a U.S. debt default was averted last week and government reopened, the talk in Washington turned to what parties and politicians were the winners, and who were the losers....
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