Commentary Joe Siano
Young students do connect-the-dot worksheets to learn numbers. Students
draw lines from a dot to another dot in numerical order and a true
picture is revealed. When they don’t, there is no picture, or it’s
Commentary Cal Hobson
With the exception of that most beloved Republican activity — the
buying, selling, exchanging, concealing, cleaning, carrying, showing,
stroking and shooting of guns — members of the party once led by Lincoln
are now best known for their genetically driven obsession: cutting
taxes anytime, anywhere, any size, for any reason or excuse.
Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.
News Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead
of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive
director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
CFN Gazette staff
It’s not what you said — it’s how you said it. You’ve
heard that before, right? (We just wanna make sure our parents weren’t
the only ones with that gem.) At any rate, a recent poll demonstrates
that truism when it comes to questions of Medicaid expansion.
Commentary Mike Brake The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention conducted
their deliberations in secret. These were thoughtful men who realized
that the decisions they faced — how to design and construct a form of
government to maximize the freedoms only recently won in the American
Revolutionary War — required a great deal of give-and-take.
CFN Gazette staff
Get hitched and get rich. Say “I do” and the money will roll right in. At least that’s the impression one might get from Gov. Mary Fallin and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, both of whom trumpeted a recently signed law designed to promote marriage to counter various social ills.
Commentary Sean Wallace
This year’s legislative session ended with the usual thud for employees
of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The only agency-requested
bill approved by lawmakers authorizes the director of the agency to give
the badge of an officer killed in the line of duty to his or her
spouse, which tragically happened just last year. Yes, lawmakers were
very generous to us this year.
Commentary Scott J. Hamilton
Last week, I witnessed something I never expected to see in my lifetime.
When I heard the ruling of the Supreme Court declare that the U.S.
government can no longer discriminate against me or my friends, I wept.
Now, at last, my marriage to my husband will be recognized in our own