August 2017

Republicans In Name Only are destroying the party structure


It has long amused me how leaders in the Republican Party seem to stand by and allow individuals who have no personal feelings toward the original principals of the party, as founded, nor they intend to even follow the official rules still in place. It seems to me that this situation is one of the […]

Tornadoes, fallen fences and Spiderman


Recently we had a tornado touch down in my hometown of Tulsaclose to our house and office. The office didn’t sustain any damage, even though the buildings on each side of us did. The only destruction the tornado caused at our home was to blow down the fence between my neighbor and me. I didn’t […]

Gore wants to suppress climate debate


Overlooked in the debates about former Vice-President Al Gore’s global warming films, An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017), is the fact that truth is not possible in science. Scientific hypotheses, and even scientific theories, are not truth; they can be, and often are, wrong. Truth applies to mathematics, chess, […]

The Lincoln Riley era begins Saturday against UTEP


The Lincoln Riley era begins Saturday for the Oklahoma football team and the former offensive coordinator should have an easy victory in the season opener. The No. 7 Sooners heavily favored at home by 44 points over the mid-major Miners of UTEP. But it would be easy to see how OU could overlook that Conference […]

Tulsa faces stiff challenge against OSU in season opener


With a rookie quarterback, Tulsa has to go on the road to face No. 10 Oklahoma State – a team with perhaps the best quarterback/wideout combination in the nation. It’s a daunting task for a team that had not decided on a starting quarterback a week before game time. TU travels to Stillwater Thursday with […]

Geivett’s book is a blueprint on how to work in baseball


Former Major League Baseball executive Bill Geivett is passing along his wealth of knowledge on the sport, in the form of a new book, Do You Want to Work in Baseball? This book is a guide that will direct a person through the process of acquiring a job in professional baseball. Geivett began his baseball […]

City/County impasse leads to split, plus new city ‘jail’


Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, who campaigned on the promise of better relations with county officials, is moving Tulsa back into the jail business because of a county rate increase. Last week, Bynum announced plans in the next 30 days to reopen a municipal jail with an annual operating cost of about $1,200,000.00. He said that […]

Gov. Fallin pushes for special session


The Republican Caucus in the Oklahoma House of Representatives met recently for the first time since the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the smoking cessation fee to begin discussing possible ways to address the impact on the budget. The fee would have provided approximately $215 million for three health-related state agencies. House Speaker Charles McCall […]

Family gets Vietnam dog tag after 49 years


POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Maj. Eddie Neas (USMCR/Retired) traveled back to Vietnam in March 2016 as part of the College of the Ozarks Patriotic Education Travel Program – only to discover a single dog tag at Khe Sanh. Forty-nine years after it was lost, Neas delivered the dog tag to the family […]

Rep. Gann wants local control for Oklahoma public education


State Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, criticized a ruling  by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter that the Oklahoma State Board of Education (SDE) can overrule local elected public school boards. In his ruling, Hunter said, “Before the [state] Board may sponsor a charter school under Section 3-132(A)(9), the application must have been denied by the local […]