Humanitarian crisis defies all platitudes
Nine months ago, in the Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border....
U.S. can’t help this sinking ship
The situation in Iraq is passing from being a cause for American reflection on its own actions there in the 2003-2011 period to a reason for serious thought about the future in that part of the Middle East....
How to watch the World Cup
This week, sports fans around the globe will turn their attention to the most watched athletic event in the world — the soccer World Cup. In remote villages and urban centers, close to one billion fans will stop what they are doing and ...
Oklahoma has its share of pioneer women journalists
Sue Hale begged her Kansas newspaper editors to let her tackle the crime beat. They hesitated, fearing she couldn’t handle seeing the seedy side of journalism. Surely, a woman would cringe if she had to see a body, they reasoned. Even one ...
The pope, politics and downgrading of dogma
Practitioners of purity push young people who embrace diversity and freedom to opt out of political structures....
Life’s landmarks can change on you
BIRMINGHAM, Al — The narrow, blacktop path along the small creek by my hotel was a welcome, early-morning respite from an editor’s meeting here this past week. The sun was yet to fully rise and there was a light mist falling. Birds were ...
Party purity and discretionary wisdom
OKLAHOMA CITY — The late Paul M. Weyrich, a man keenly interested in seeing conservatives govern after generations in the policy wilderness, once told me a funny story from the “Old Right” days of the 1960s....
End of the line for Sooner Mobile Home Park
Saturday marked the end of an era at the Sooner Mobile Home Park. The tree-lined park at Classen Boulevard and Constitution has been part of the community for more than 50 years but is now closed for good....
Preventive Health Care for the Planet
As the U.S. experiments with providing greater health care coverage to the public, we need to acknowledge the looming but under-reported health care costs that result from the burning of fossils fuels. Here in Oklahoma, many citizens ...
New NBA commissioner gets impressive first win
This unfolding Donald Sterling saga and his mission to retain ownership of his NBA team has been like watching a horrible movie. You so much want it to end. You also wonder if it would be better to simply get up and walk away....
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