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
Premiere sets tone for great series
Television shows are an addiction for me. I know I watch enough and invest probably too much emotion and time into a variety of series, but despite this self realization I find myself already hooked on Fox's new drama, The Following.
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Editorial: American Board brings opportunity to local educators
We want to commend The American Board for addressing the issue of teacher shortages in Chickasha.
Perryman praises youth for work against tobacco
When it comes to tobacco and its use by Americans, it is remarkable what a difference a generation makes. Most of us remember that in the not too distant past, anyone of any age who could reach high enough to drop quarters into a vending machine was legally qualified to purchase a pack of cigarettes. Snuff was sold in containers that when empty were perfectly acceptable “designer glassware.”
Editorial: Weir handles animosity well
We want to take a moment to commend Sheriff Jim Weir on his handling of financial issues upon getting into office.
Permanent tax cuts pave the way for fiscal discipline
During the 2011 debt ceiling debate, President Obama famously declared that the government should "eat our peas" and raise the debt ceiling with no strings attached.
Dorman reflects on first week of legislature
The organizational day for the Oklahoma Legislature was Tuesday of this week and that set the elections for the Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore for the next two years. I was honored by the Democratic Caucus to be nominated for the position of Speaker Pro Tempore, but I did not receive enough votes by my colleagues to hold this office.
Editorial: Student's suspension was excessive
We find the suspension of a Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center student for making a gun gesture toward another student to be excessive.
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