Columns

April 17, 2014

It was a helpless feeling. On a Saturday at 10:53 p.m. in November of 2011, I watched as my entire house began to move and shake. An earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude hit northwest of Prague, Oklahoma. In Shawnee, one […]

April 17, 2014

Even before the fateful 2005 Kelo v. New London U.S. Supreme Court decision, governments had been pushing the limits in the abuse of eminent domain to seize personal and business property in order to give it to other private entities […]

April 17, 2014

On April 1, the Los Angeles Times ran a cover story entitled, “Pay for Schools Leader Draws Scrutiny.” The story is all about South Bay School District Chief Jose Fernandez who presides over a district with five high schools and […]

April 17, 2014

It seems that there has been a continuous series of well publicized protests’ against the Keystone XL Pipeline project almost since the time it was proposed.  The PRESBO Administration has seen fit to drag its feet on the approval process […]

April 17, 2014

Whenever I pass a rack of magazines, I notice the new trend of putting teasers on the covers, like “41 Ways to Eat Ice Cream without Gaining an Ounce” or “13 Ways to Recycle Old Pantyhose.” Some of these catch […]

April 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said …”the difference between ‘death and taxes’ is that death doesn’t get any worse every time the legislature meets.” Many who don’t understand basic economics continue to argue “that if we would stop lowering taxes, we could […]

March 27, 2014

My first train ride was back in 1981. I drove over toward Enid and picked up the Lone Star train that started in Chicago and ended in Houston. My assignment was to write a story about that trip because it […]

March 27, 2014

Each year for the last seven years, my wife and I have gone to Florida to see one of the two plays now being produced by Mike Graham of the non-profit company Power and Light Productions. Along with hundreds of […]

March 27, 2014

Those two words perfectly describe the Obama administration’s outlook and policies.  From foreign affairs to domestic programs, the president is inept and unconcerned. Entertaining at the White House and long vacations are what the Obamas enjoy most.  Helping their fellow […]

March 27, 2014

Recently, U.S. Attorney General, Erik Holder suggested to the state attorney generals that they should not take action to defend duly enacted state laws or constitutional provisions that define marriage as between one man and one woman. This, in my […]