WASHINGTON D.C. — Dysfunction in the federal government and the “us vs. them” mentality has brought us close to the sequestration deadline. Resorting to these types of cuts is government at its worst.
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Let us give thanks for all our blessings and then some
Let us gather our thoughts and give thanks for the many blessings we have received.
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Senate review by Sean Burrage
Hailey Mathis is studying political science and history at the University of Oklahoma. She’s one of a very select group of college students each year who have the opportunity to learn about government and public service through an internship at the State Senate.
EDITORIALS: Economic war with China; Ban on trans fats
The hemorrhaging of U.S. industry is due to a wound inflicted in an economic war with China that we refuse to fight. / Never mind the critics, the government is doing our health and our wallets a favor by banning trans fats.
EDITORIALS: School lunch lessons; D.C. focuses on box scores
Instead of refusing a now-nutritious National School Lunch Program, schools, parents and students should embrace the healthier standards / A box-score mentality - with too much emphasis on winners, losers, scores and assists - afflicts Washington with little concern for those who buy the tickets.
Voice of petition signers wrongly silenced
Who will hear the collective voice of the 6,994 citizen signers of the Rogers County Grand Jury petition?
EDITORIALS: Uncertain future for campaign finance; U.S. workers lag behind
Erasing spending limits in federal elections is a sure path to even more cynicism and distrust of American politics. / Technology and the economy are conspiring against workers, putting America behind other countries.
Oklahoma energy producers are leading national revolution
This week, energy leaders, environmental experts, education professionals and a host of other industry specialists will gather in Tulsa for the Third Annual Oklahoma Governor’s Energy Conference.
EDITORIALS: Messages about exercise; Opening the Vatican's bank
In the modern world, medication is frequently seen as the answer for what ails you. But a new study appears to confirm what is really little more than common sense. / One of the mandates Pope Francis received when he ascended to the papacy was to clean up the increasingly corrupt Vatican bureaucracy, and the bank was high on the list of problems.
From the time I was a 20 year-old business owner, I have been at negotiating tables.
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