The Edmond Sun


  • The Miami Herald: A win for digital privacy

    Every American’s privacy rights just got more secure, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, the court said our smartphones are as private as the very homes in which we live — and police officers will now need a warrant to snoop into them.

    June 27, 2014

  • Shouldn’t Europe pay more for its own defense?

    This month in Poland, President Obama offered $1 billion in military assistance to address our NATO allies’ anxiety about a resurgent Kremlin. Labeled the European Reassurance Initiative, this boosts NATO’s budget by a mere 0.1 percent.

    June 26, 2014

  • Bulls, women, run over men

    The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is part of an annual event, the San Fermin  Festival, that has taken place there since the 16th Century in which a group of bulls rampage through the streets of Pamplona while men run from them to avoid being gored by sharp horns.

    June 25, 2014

  • What made Rosie the Riveter strong: A voice at work

    Federal contract workers in low-wage service jobs have been calling attention to the need for better wages and working conditions. These workers, who serve meals to tourists at the Smithsonian Museums and clean offices in the Pentagon, have added their voices to those of the fast-food workers and Walmart employees who walked off the job in recent weeks and months over low wages, abusive scheduling practices, discrimination and retaliation against workers who band together to improve their working conditions.

    June 24, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Bring ‘dark money’ into the light

    Several statewide races this primary season have tacked toward the negative as no candidate has appeared to have a clear majority ahead of today’s primary voting — particularly in the U.S. Senate unexpired term seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee.

    June 23, 2014

  • U.S. health-care system the worst in the developed world

    The U.S. health-care system notched another dubious honor in a new comparison of its quality to the systems of 10 other developed countries: its rank was dead last.
    The new study by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States against seven wealthy European countries and Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It’s a follow-up of previous surveys published in 2010, 2007, 2006 and 2004, in all of which the U.S. also ranked last.

    June 23, 2014

  • Los Angeles Times: A welcome crackdown on patents

    The Supreme Court moved again Thursday to rein in patent lawsuits, something it’s been doing with remarkable regularity in recent years. This time, the court invalidated a common type of software-based business method patent because it doesn’t involve any actual invention. The court stopped short of barring patents on any type of business method — which three justices wanted to do — or software program.

    June 23, 2014

  • How gullible are we this week? (Hey Hink 6-21)

    Let’s do something for the IRS they practically never do for us. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. Let’s assume when they announced last Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, that’s what happened. We all remember Ms. Lerner. She was head of the IRS “Exempt Organizations Division” during the time the IRS was illegally impeding efforts by certain organizations to receive tax exempt status. We recall when she was called to testify concerning her conduct during that time she refused to answer questions because her testimony might tend to incriminate her.

    June 21, 2014

  • Lankford, Douglas should head to D.C.

    Oklahomans have some tough choices to make Tuesday when they head to the polls for statewide primary elections.
    The most high-profile race has been the one to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Tom Coburn, who has chosen to retire.
    As we look back at Sen. Coburn’s distinguished record of service to the state, some key qualities leap to mind. Coburn is always, and above all else, a man of integrity. We know he keeps his word. The senator has become a champion of lessening government bloat and frequently highlights the improbable spending approved by Congress. He has shown the way in multiple areas where the nation could lower its spending excesses. Coburn also has always maintained his stance as a citizen legislator — someone who serves with distinction but who knows when it’s time to give someone else a turn. And perhaps most important in the current political climate in Washington, D.C., Coburn has shown he can rise above strictly party politics and try to find real solutions to the nation’s problems.

    June 21, 2014

  • Benghazi attack ringleader unmasked in newspaper 2 years ago

    It appears the crucial lost intelligence about what really happened in the tragic Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, really has been hiding in plain sight all along — just like the attack’s suspected ringleader, who was finally snatched Sunday in a bloodless U.S. Special Operations military and FBI raid inside Libya.
    Ever since the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, locating, contacting and even interviewing the militant Islamic leader Ahmed Abu Khattala never seemed much of a problem.

    June 19, 2014


If the Republican runoff for the 5th District congressional seat were today, which candidate would you vote for?

Patrice Douglas
Steve Russell
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