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 ...
Politicians seek to destroy justice
Oklahoma's Founding Fathers had a distrust of overreaching politicians, government and large corporations. It was a distrust so strong that they wrote one of the most detailed state constitutions in America. Like the U.S. Constitution, our ...
Pope continues to afflict comfortable
For all his humble charm, Pope Francis has been getting under the thin skin of some rich members of his flock....
Main Street bridge completion still on track by May
A year ago Monday, crews began knocking down the Main Street overpass and prepared to widen I-35 from four to six lanes north and south of Main. The $30 million project should be completed this spring to begin constructing a portion of the ...
Act doesn’t violate nun’s rights
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a reasonable decision when, on New Year’s Eve, she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate in a case brought by a religious order of nuns ...
Cutting jobless aid will be costly
If some of your neighbors don’t seem too happy about the new year, it could be because Congress decided to go home and party without extending unemployment benefits....
Revealing Benghazi intelligence, source
Today we are reporting vital intelligence from a document now in my possession that may finally silence Washington’s old, lame Benghazi blame-game....
Fair, reasonable politics unlikely
WASHNGTON — It seems fairly obvious now that the Republicans are going to have to ride into the midterm election year on an issue other than the Affordable Care Act, which more and more looks like a dead horse not worth beating as ...
Apple bites into holiday humanity
Misunderstood. It’s a word we use to make ourselves feel better. It’s a virtual anthem to teenagers. And it is the latest marketing maneuver by Apple, which seeks to own Christmas in a way not even the Grinch imagined....
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