Friday, January 17, 2020

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Commentary
immigration debate

Immigration debate ‘a referendum on basic human morality’

Around the turn of the 20th century, Oklahoma communities dared to envision enclaves radical in our conception — an all black state, an indigenous...
Sooner Schooner

With the Sooner Schooner on blocks, it’s Top Daug time

Since he was retired in 2005 while I was a student at the University of Oklahoma, I have always thought the mascot Top Daug...
OKCPS to-do list

This year’s OKCPS to-do list has at least 30 big items

As students and teachers come out of fall break and wait anxiously for Thanksgiving break, perhaps it is a good time to remember that...
Pledge of Allegiance

A symbolic Pledge of Allegiance to the golf course

Last month, the University of Oklahoma's Undergraduate Student Congress passed a resolution ending the Pledge of Allegiance's mandatory appearance on the agendas of its...
NBA yuans

NBA’s and players’ comments on China wimpy so far

Sundaze cartoonist Mike Allen and I have been texting back and forth about the absurdity of the NBA's China problem. We decided he would...

School effectiveness linked to diversity in Stanford study

Stanford University’s Educational Opportunity Project database gives a best estimate of the effectiveness of every elementary and middle school in the nation. Its recently...

Understanding the science of sports-related concussions

Although the numbers may be conservative owing to under-diagnosis and underreporting, medical researchers generally accept that at least 1.6 to 3.8 million sport-related concussions...
commutation project

The Commutation Project: One year later

Everyone made mistakes at 18 that they regret. Unfortunately, I have been living with the consequences of mine for the past nine years. In...
historic preservation

Historic preservation deserves deeper consideration from OKC council

The OKC City Council’s push to weaken Oklahoma City’s historic preservation system is deeply rooted in the notion that property owners should be able...
topless ruling

Topless ruling has some blowing their tops in Oklahoma

The above situation is what the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed with its recent topless ruling, right? OK, it wasn't, but the...

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