We’ve done nothing for too long
Dickens wrote in a “Tale of Two Cities,” “It was the best of times and the worst of times.” This seems to fit America right now. The gulf between the haves and have nots is widening. Some are doing very well. Many are struggling and that is a shame living in the greatest and strongest nation on earth. Confidence in government is at an all-time low. Washington is turned inward on itself and there is a growing chasm between the people and the elected. Few, if any, are minding the store. We are consumed with partisan issues and need a unifying purpose and mission. This can only come from our leadership. And it is not.
Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic conjecturing will wane until the next big anniversary.
LETTER: Longtime resident disappointed in city
To the Editor:
I have been a longtime resident of Trails South and we have been asking the City of Edmond for many, many years for a traffic light at the corner of Countrywood and Santa Fe. As the city’s population increases, the danger increases. We have had many accidents and finally a fatality at this dangerous intersection.
Parental choice, not universal preschool
Why does Oklahoma still have a universal pre-kindergarten program?
That’s the question Jennifer Doverspike asks in an excellent article over at TheFederalist.com (“The False Promise of Universal Pre-Kindergarten”).
The first real Black Friday in Oklahoma
In past years I was the recipient of frustrated correspondence from the local constituency. Oklahoma residents were being denied access to Black Friday sale items and they wanted the Legislature to do something about it.
We are thankful
This season marks a time of thankfulness, giving and reflecting. We remember rich and bountiful harvests of days past, even before we became a nation, and we collectively embrace that same spirit of gratitude today.
City’s traffic solutions disappoint resident
To the Editor:
I am totally disappointed with the city officials in Edmond. I live in an addition where it is difficult and extremely dangerous to exit or enter the neighborhood.
We have had numerous traffic accidents and a fatality last month; yet the city continues to say “you do not meet the criteria for a traffic light.”
HEY HINK: Nuclear option stinks of political hypocrisy
On Feb. 12, 2003, Miguel Estrada became the first federal judicial nominee whose appointment was derailed by a filibuster in the Senate. His nomination was opposed by a group of Senate Democrats determined to obstruct as many of President Bush’s appointments as possible. This first defeat by filibuster was proof of the effectiveness of this Democratic campaign.
Statistics indicate during President Bush’s first term, 67 percent of his Court of Appeals nominees were confirmed where President Reagan’s success rate was 85 percent and President Clinton’s was 71 percent during their first terms.
The Blessing of Adoption
November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside to highlight the need and benefits of adoption, particularly for children in foster care who are waiting for a loving and stable home.
This month takes on a special significance for our family because we have recently adopted twin girls — adding two more to the three children we already had. Yet at the same time we have nearly doubled the joys and blessings of children in our lives.
My wife Christie and I never planned on becoming adoptive parents, but the one truth we have learned from this experience is to never discount what the Lord has in store for us.
Growing our family had not been on the radar screen for us — having just taken on the job of Congressman and all the duties involved in that — we really had our hands full with the businesses, the ranch and life in general. But the situation presented itself and we prayed long and hard over whether we should proceed with adopting the girls.
A time for giving thanks to Oklahoma
I am thankful. I am very thankful. I am thankful for my wife of 18 years. She is a wonderful mother to our two children. She is a great helpmate to me. She has a very busy schedule, but when her other family obligations permit, she has served alongside me and in my stead at multiple state events. I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for Oklahoma. I’m thankful our state has a rich history and heritage. Our state personifies hard work, fulfilling big dreams, and working together. I’m thankful for the small businesses that account for over 97 percent of all our employers. They are the backbone of our economy and employ so much of our workforce.
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