Opinion

Editorial: Gambling ruins another family

 

Gambling has destroyed the life of another prominent Tulsan. A former banking vice president has been accused of stealing almost $200,000 from his bank to pay off gambling debts. He is charged with writing a check for tens of thousands of dollars from a bank customer’s account to give to his bookie. The federal charges […]

Letter to the editor: The World is putting God to the test

    

America and the world has gotten more and more anti-God, the Word of God, His Laws and Commandments, and His People. Ignorance and disobedience of God’s laws abounds.  Mankind is putting God’s abundant love to the test.  Man can’t even follow His command to “love your neighbor (which means everybody).”  Instead of love for fellowman, […]

Letter to the editor: Need Tulsa County precinct officials

    

Every time there is an election in Tulsa County, the Tulsa County Election Board is responsible for making sure the voting process is flawless. Preparing for a smooth process, which is free of any doubt about the integrity of the results, requires more than just properly working machines. It primarily relies upon the precinct officials […]

Letter to the editor: No to DACA amnesty legislation

    

Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, said he will cosponsor DACA amnesty legislation with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina.  It has been reported that this bill will be the Senate version of the “Recognizing America’s Children Act,” (HR 1468, RAC Act) which has been introduced in the U.S. House. This legislation is a free pass to a […]

Letter to the editor: Stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance

    

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Anyone who is unwilling to stand up in public and make this pledge . . . will fall for anything.  And that is exactly […]

Letter to the editor: Farm to school nutrition is a win

    

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating communities about the origins of their food. In 2016, the Center for Rural Affairs joined more than 220 organizations nationwide to promote farm to school throughout October. This year marks the seventh year […]

Editorial: Increasing the national debt

 

The Democrats, the Republican leadership and President Trump all agree that the United States must increase its debt ceiling to fund the government. This is making the swamp bigger. During his campaign, Trump never promised to be a fiscal conservative or committed to a smaller federal government. His talent for making deals has supplanted the […]

Editorial: Downtown parking subsidies?

 

While Tulsa teachers are underpaid and city streets crumble, Mayor G.T. Bynum wants to spend millions to subsidize parking garages in Downtown Tulsa. Bynum recommended to the Tulsa Development Authority to give $1,670,000.00 to First Place LLC project for a new 500-space parking garage at the corner of Main and Fourth streets. This sweet deal, […]

Editorial: Fallin’s useless special session

 

Gov. Mary Fallin really wants a tax increase. Fallin twice ran for governor and ran as a fiscal conservative. In other words, she used to believe in the Republican Party Platform, which is for a smaller, more efficient government, and tax cuts. Fallin doesn’t believe in that anymore and since she is a lame duck, […]

Letter to the editor: Pope didn’t quote the whole passage

    

As his charter plane left Columbia on Sunday and flew over some of the hurricane devastated areas, Pope Francis was asked about “man-made climate change.”  He sharply criticized climate change doubters, and said, “Those who deny this must go to the scientists and ask them.  They speak very clearly.”  Francis said scientists have also clearly […]