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City has no more excuses

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Lawmakers ignore problems at Norman Veterans Center
Posted: May 27, 2015

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Moving Norman forward, but with caution
Posted: May 26, 2015

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Out of the Dust: Rainbolt's early Norman upbringing shaped his destiny
Posted: May 23, 2015

H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt never really left Norman. The longtime Oklahoma banking and business leader and philanthropist hasn't lived here since the early 1950s but his early upbringing on south Pickard Avenue shaped many of his life's pursuits.

Friday 05/22/2015
Just the facts, sir
Posted: May 22, 2015

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The JV team scares me
Posted: May 22, 2015

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Let's not forget about mistakes
Posted: May 21, 2015

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The good and bad of federal money
Posted: May 21, 2015

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
History lesson
Posted: May 20, 2015

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Where's the money?
Posted: May 20, 2015

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Monday 05/18/2015
Shangri-la lies in the heart
Posted: May 18, 2015

It has come to my attention that my cat has put a notice in the personals section of the newspaper:

Thank you, Washington Elementary  
Posted: May 18, 2015

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Friday 05/15/2015
A legislative update from Rep. Cleveland
Posted: May 15, 2015

By Bobby Cleveland

Thursday 05/14/2015
In defense of free speech
Posted: May 14, 2015

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Nat Eek made a difference
Posted: May 13, 2015

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Frozen in time
Posted: May 12, 2015

Change is part of life.

Oklahomans show resolve when times are tough
Posted: May 12, 2015

Oklahoma is no stranger to natural disaster and this week has been no exception. If my office can be of any assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to call us. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance coverage and claims, you can also call the state Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit their website at www.ok.gov/oid/.

Monday 05/11/2015
What I learned from OU deans
Posted: May 11, 2015

The University of Oklahoma is an incredible place. At perhaps no other university in the world could a freshman meet with the dean of every college on campus, especially the ones in which he isn’t even involved. That’s what I did this year. Each of them taught me something different, and together they reminded me how blessed I am to be here, at OU: the greatest university in the world. If you don’t believe that, you probably don’t go here. The sense of community, the academic excellence, the collegial environment, the football, it all coincides to create the most unique environment. But more on that later. 

Sunday 05/10/2015
No more losers
Posted: May 10, 2015

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Thunderbird Clubhouse won't be the same without Pam Sanford
Posted: May 09, 2015

Visitors to Norman's Thunderbird Clubhouse don't readily notice any distinction between the office staff and those members voluntarily seeking help in their personal recovery from mental illness. There are no name badges or staff IDs hanging from lanyards.

Friday 05/08/2015
COLUMN: Capitol construction scrubs lobbying events, weddings
Posted: May 08, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — After 21 years, Oklahoma’s People with Disabilities Day has grown so large and boisterous that it takes over nearly all public spaces inside the Capitol.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
She's the Queen of Oklahoma
Posted: May 06, 2015

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Monday 05/04/2015
College Cost Conundrum  
Posted: May 04, 2015

College-decision season has come to its end. It would be nice if all Norman seniors were able to attend their dream schools this fall. Unfortunately, this will not happen. Year after year, students give up admissions to excellent universities including Ivy League schools because of the cost. 

Sunday 05/03/2015
Buy American
Posted: May 03, 2015

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River of despair
Posted: May 03, 2015

The winds are blowing, there’s a song in the air,

Thursday 04/30/2015
Support clean wind energy
Posted: April 30, 2015

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Why vote against own interests?
Posted: April 29, 2015

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Sierra Club reacts to governor's rejection of Clean Power Plan
Posted: April 29, 2015

Yesterday Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued an Executive Order stating that Oklahoma will not file a state implementation plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. In response, Johnson Bridgwater, Director of the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club, issued the following statement:

Speak up for our children
Posted: April 29, 2015

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Citizen juries work
Posted: April 28, 2015

Winston Churchill once said that the way we govern in the western world is the worst system in the world except for all others that have been tried. I would second that and add that the backbone of our Republic is our Constitutional separation of powers and the three very independent and distinct branches of government. Over my twenty-seven years of judging, I have formed the strong conviction our jury system is a thread that helps holds the entire fabric of this Republic together. Citizen juries work. I truly believe that without juries and citizens willing to sacrifice of their time and assets, our system of government could and likely would deteriorate into legal chaos. We trust juries in this country; they serve as one of our democratic checks and balances between the people of this great country and our government. The constitutional right we all have to let a jury of ordinary people reach verdicts in both civil and criminal litigation insures, better than any other system of justice, an independent and impartial result. Not a guarantee of a perfect result every time, but the most fair and credible there is. 

Monday 04/27/2015
Law Day offers opportunity for reflection, service  
Posted: April 27, 2015

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s celebration of Law Day allows us to annually celebrate our legal heritage – the laws and documents that have governed us since our nation’s founding. In 2015 we are looking back even further. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the document that cemented the concept that no person is above the law. Though Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215, by an English King, its principles traveled to the new world and the concepts flourished. Many of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans were directly inspired by Magna Carta, including our basic concept of civil rights promised in the first ten amendments to our Constitution.

Sunday 04/26/2015
2nd Amendment and municipalities
Posted: April 26, 2015

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Grownups needed
Posted: April 26, 2015

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Perverting the 2nd Amendment
Posted: April 25, 2015

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Column: Children's Hospital 'champion' revels in celebrity - and handcuffs
Posted: April 22, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Moments after spending time with 10-year-old Hailey Baskeyfield, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel decided he should explain why he'd handcuffed the child.

Court ruling endangers First Amendment
Posted: April 22, 2015

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Right to life supersedes all
Posted: April 22, 2015

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
When bootleggers and Baptists converge  
Posted: April 21, 2015

GEORGE WILL COLUMN

City exploiting firearms loophole
Posted: April 21, 2015

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Farming bill is dangerous
Posted: April 21, 2015

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Sunday 04/19/2015
In memory of
Posted: April 19, 2015

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Think about it
Posted: April 19, 2015

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Women Voters group to meet
Posted: April 19, 2015

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Lawsuit pathetic and sad
Posted: April 19, 2015

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Thanks for nothing
Posted: April 19, 2015

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Saturday 04/18/2015
A simple solution
Posted: April 18, 2015

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Friday 04/17/2015
Here's a simple solution
Posted: April 17, 2015

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Thursday 04/16/2015
My Concern With The Iran Nuclear Negotiations  
Posted: April 16, 2015

Amidst the various twists and turns of our nation’s negotiation with Iran on a nuclear deal, one thing is clear: the American people are skeptical. Americans know that a nuclear Iran is a threat to every nation. 

Rebuilding communities and restoring hope
Posted: April 16, 2015

As the nation celebrates Arbor Day (April 24), let’s reflect on the value of trees and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing and lift spirits following natural disasters. Trees are vital to successful, long-term recovery efforts, from a critical conservation recovery perspective, and also when considering the emotional healing and recovery of people and the fabric of a community.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Let Oklahoma's cities, towns rule
Posted: April 15, 2015

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