Friday, April 19, 2019

Commentary

Commentary
Save the Egg

‘Save the Egg,’ or else how will the aliens get home?

While not quite an extraterrestrial spacecraft, the First Christian Church located at Northwest 36th Street and North Walker Avenue has always had a "building...
graduation

Have you finished college, or has college finished you?

NAIROBI, Kenya — Hello, you look so beautiful with that square graduation cap on your head and that open gown over that blue dress....
report cards

New school report cards reveal ‘sad’ outcomes

The new Oklahoma school report cards reveal sad outcomes in urban schools, something high-stakes standardized testing and the first generation of primitive school grades have always...
minstrel show

Blending Colors: Recalling a 1963 minstrel show in OKC

My sisters teased their hair, painted their faces black, their lips white. Faces like a black and white television set; Millwood Junior High School, northeast Oklahoma City, 1963. I...
abortion absolutism

Abortion absolutism will cause more harm than good

"What has always made the state a hell on Earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.” — Friederich Holderlin As...
Senate confirmation process

Editorial: Reform would add pressure to Senate confirmation process

(Correction: This post was updated at 8:50 a.m. Monday, March 4, to correct reference to the appointment process for the five boards discussed. NonDoc...
Money is a necessary evil

In America, ‘money is a necessary evil’

Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus once said, “You must spend money to make money.” In other words, there is no taking without giving. For some...
SB 244

Policy Pitch: SB 244 will force DOC payment compliance

Two vital, cost-saving measures making their way through the Oklahoma Legislature this session will save county governments and taxpayers millions of dollars annually. SB...
beauty of the building

Editorial: ‘Beauty of the building’ can be hard to see

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. “This is the beauty of the building," House Appropriations and Budget Chairman Kevin Wallace (R-Wellston) said last week...
Gun restaurant

New Gun restaurant has great name, but not for reason you...

This past week, plans for a new Japanese restaurant in the Paseo were unveiled. My first thought upon reading the news was, "Wow, this...

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