The heavy burden of college aid
Return on investment is a clear measure of what you get for your money. Incredibly, the federal government doesn’t apply that simple concept to the $137 billion a year it spends on college financial aid....
Bankers and the pot biz
It’s not a problem in Oklahoma — and probably won’t be for a long time, if ever — but bankers in states that allow medical and recreational marijuana have trouble dealing with marijuana-related businesses....
Shelter petitioners face big challenge
The debate over who should fund storm shelters for public schools has moved from politicians to the people....
James bears weight of Cav’s dreams
LeBron James has done it all on a basketball court. He’s a great scorer, rugged defender, proven big-play leader and champion. But that might not be enough in Cleveland, where he’ll also need the powers of Merlin the Magician....
More jobs needed to boost economy
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s cautious optimism about the nation’s economy was reassuring to the stock market Tuesday. Yellen said the economy continued to improve but the recovery is not yet complete....
Technology fights crime
Cellular telephones are being used to solve crimes every day. Drivers routinely call in and report bad drivers, suspected drunk drivers or suspicious activity....
Pesky red cedars
A trip through the countryside in just about any area of the state will give you a drive-by view of red cedar infestation. Acreage is being gobbled by the trees that grow fast and consume considerable water....
Matt Lauer is so last century
How about we rename “The Today Show” the “Yesterday Show” since host Matt Lauer asks questions from 1953? Isn’t what Lauer asked GM CEO Mary Barra about whether she’ll do “well” at being simultaneously an executive and a mom about, oh, 30 ...
Religion’s role shrinking
Surveying the response to last month’s Hobby Lobby decision, I was struck by a comment from progressive Massachusetts senator and possible Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren....
All hail the Queen of Rebecca Lane
On April 11, 2011, I had just completed a poem titled: “The First Philosopher,” concerning the life of Thales of Miletus, Greece (born 624 BC, died 546 BC). His main interests were ethics, metaphysics, astronomy and mathematics. Aristotle ...
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