Opinion

April 17, 2014

It’s hard to match the arrogance of Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard. After calling off classes on March 31 to let teachers bus to Oklahoma City to demand more money, Ballard had the nerve to complain about state salaries. […]

April 17, 2014

Now that the chamber overlords got a new county sales tax hike, the question is what new tax will they target? The guess here is the hotel-motel tax. That is the sweet, brother-in-law deal that the chamber has with the […]

April 17, 2014

Don’t expect any legislation that eliminates Common Core standards to come out of this legislative session. The House passed a solid bill in late March but it was amended with 68 pages in the Senate version. In other words, the […]

April 17, 2014

I have in the past raised the question of the meaning of President Obama’s remarks to “have an Army larger and better equipped than the U.S. Army.” I feel I understand the meaning now. The constant reduction of the United […]

March 27, 2014

Tulsa County voters should reject both propositions on the April 1 ballot. While a case can be made that more jail space is needed and that the juvenile center needs to be replaced (or expanded), it can be done without […]

March 27, 2014

Most public school teachers make between $31,600 (zero experience, bachelor degree) and $46,000 (25 years of experience and a doctor’s degree). Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard makes a base salary of $174,500 and has a total compensation package of $259,821.00. […]

March 27, 2014

Christians who thought the Boy Scouts of America should allow openly homosexual scouts but deny leadership to adult homosexuals should open their eyes. According to the American Family Association, earlier this month, “the pro-gay machine inside the Disney Corporation flexed […]

March 27, 2014

Central Baptist Church in Muskogee on East Side Boulevard recently hosted the Give Me Liberty Tour which is making the rounds all across the state to tell about our American history  accurately and as dramatized by three pastors – Paul […]

March 27, 2014

A conserving approach for our government is to encourage a “Poverty Ladder” which basically solves poverty at the lowest rung. It requires the family (with government’s help) to become self-sufficient. If the first rung did not solve the problem, then […]

March 27, 2014

Whatever happened to our God-given inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? How can our wonderful members of Congress create one set of laws for them, our nobility, and one for us slobs? Because we accept it! […]