Dorman looks back on first week of new session
The first week is in the book for the First Session of the Fifty-Fourth Oklahoma Legislature and it was a fairly quiet week. There was a discussion on the House Rules, which were adopted by a majority of the members with all the Democrats and some of the Republicans dissenting on the vote.
British courts to decide U.S. drones do murder?
With the Obama administration insistently refusing to release its legal, constitutional authorizations for drone assassinations in Pakistan and other countries, a lawsuit in Britain is causing mounting anxiety among intelligence agents there and in other countries who have aided the CIA.
Fallin's address well-intended, unrealistic
Governor Fallin’s State of the State address was on Monday. She outlined many lofty goals, but I just do not see how the numbers can add up for everything the governor wants to do, even as well-intentioned as she might be.
GOP ploy to change electoral college bound to backfire
"We must stop being the stupid party," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned fellow Republicans recently. "It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults."
Many Republicans apparently weren't listening, because they insist on doing stupid things. Exhibit A: lawmakers in a half-dozen states who are trying to alter the Electoral College system to give Republicans more votes.
Teaching our schoolkids to be suspects
Having reported on small but growing numbers of public school students who are eagerly learning to be actively knowledgeable citizens, I must now turn to a much larger, growing problem within public education. As we adults are continually losing our privacy rights to insatiable government technology, so, too, are students throughout this nation.
Editorial: Leaderless organizations could kill what makes Chickasha so appealing
Over the last few weeks we have seen what we hope does not become an alarming trend in the administration of local organizations and events.
New sheriff says his administration is off to fast start
We have been very busy here at the Sheriff’s Office, since being sworn in on Jan. 2, we hit the ground running! I am very proud of our Deputies and what they’ve accomplished so far.
We are here for our citizens and want you to feel welcome at the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
Lighting important to future of rural towns
By the third verse of the book of Genesis, God, in his infinite power, had taken care of light over the face of the entire earth. In Western Oklahoma, electrical illumination took a little longer.
The Spender in Chief
President Obama spent the last press briefing of his first term lecturing Congress to "pay the bills they have already racked up." "They" is a curious choice of pronoun for a president who has accumulated more debt than any chief executive in history.
Dorman reflects on lost friends, legislation
It was a sad week as two dear friends of mine passed away. Jackie Mitchell, the longtime tag agent in Elgin died after a long struggle with illness
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