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.
Fallin promotes fitness for 2013
It’s the beginning of a New Year, which means that many Oklahomans have made resolutions and personal goals for themselves for 2013. A lot of those resolutions probably include plans to get in shape and become more physically active.
Common sense toward education
From my family to you, we hope that your Christmas week is safe and full of joy and that you remember those around you who are less fortunate. Benevolence and compassion are qualities that we need to foster in ourselves. Share of yourself with others now and make it a habit in the coming year.
Weir may end up being good for Grady
I don't think it's any secret that Sheriff-elect Jim Weir and I have had our blows. In August I wrote an editorial stating that he and his opponent at the time were both unfit for the position for which they were campaigning. I have written more than one news article that could be construed as negative in regards to Mr. Weir.
Unique, Oklahoma 73091
Oklahomans have a gift for capitalizing on who they are, where they are from and what they can do. The residents of cities and towns located in Oklahoma House District 56, stretching across Kiowa, Caddo and Grady counties, are no exception.
Volunteering gives reason to season
We live in a beautiful, small town in Oklahoma. It's easy to go about our lives at school, at work, even at church and overlook the people who struggle, especially during this part of the year. When was the last time you volunteered in your community?
Will Republicans support yet another Bush for president?
In January 2008, at a John McCain rally in Columbia, S.C., I asked a number of local politicos to look back to the brutal 2000 Republican primary in their state, the one between McCain and George W. Bush.
Editorial: SCOOP should bring prosperity to Grady County
We find ourselves excited at the prospect of a new oil boom.
Obama fiscal cliff proposal is a non-starter
With less than a month to go before the fiscal cliff deadline, there is no time for political posturing or rigid demands. Yet President Obama's opening offer in the fiscal cliff negotiations is so extreme and irresponsible that it has significantly undermined the process before discussions have even gotten off the ground.
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