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  • EDITORIALS: Shield law needed; No more excuses for inaction on global warming

    While there is general support for a federal shield law in Congress and by journalism organizations, a key sticking point has been the seemingly simple question of defining “journalist.” / The remaining uncertainty over global warming — primarily its longer-term impact — hardly justifies inaction. And common sense says that the longer the world waits to properly address this issue, the harsher the consequences will be.

    September 27, 2013

  • EDITORIALS: Another pointless fiscal battle; Mental health reform not the sole answer

    Once again, House Republicans have their sights set on pulling the plug on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As in the past, the effort will come to naught. / While some gun rights activists would like to divert discussion away from gun control to mental health treatment or restrictions as the cure-all for gun violence, we need a robust discussion on parallel paths that do not exclude one from the other.

    September 23, 2013

  • EDITORIAL: How many bloodbaths before we ban assault weapons?

    It’s happened in Newtown, Conn., in Littleton, Colo., in Aurora, Colo., and at Virginia Tech. And it will happen again while the nation sits idly by and continues to allow basically unfettered access to assault rifles and other semi-automatic weapons.

    September 12, 2013

  • EDITORIALS: Later class times; Anti-Assad bandwagon is empty

    Would later class times improve student performance? / World fails to jump on anti-Assad bandwagon

    September 9, 2013

  • NCAA shouldn’t ban Adderall

    University of Oklahoma ace pitcher Jonathan Gray doesn't deserve the criticism he's faced since failing a a pre-MLB draft drug test. He tested positive for Adderall, a drug whose abuse is so widespread at colleges nationwide that the NCAA should drop it from their list of banned substances.

    June 7, 2013

  • Editorial: Seizure of AP phone records insult to independent press

    This amounts to spying on an American news organization -- common practice in dictatorships but scary conduct in a democratic system that prizes the public value of an independent watchdog press.

    May 22, 2013

  • 4-26-ROAD-PANEL-MARKED.jpg Want better roads? Vote 'yes'

    McAlester’s roads are a mess. There’s no question about that. But it’s up to voters Tuesday to fix the problem anytime in the near future.

    May 11, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Boston Marathon 1 Joy destroyed at Boston Marathon

    The crowds have always made the Boston Marathon a joyful event to watch, and probably also in which to participate. All those good vibes were lost on Monday when terrorists detonated two bombs near the race’s finish line, killing three and wounding approximately 175 more.

    April 16, 2013 2 Photos

  • Editorial:

    The gun range shooting death of a man in Oklahoma City and developments in Washington about gun control this week once again bring to the forefront the question: Should gun ownership be legislated?
    The simple answer? No.

    March 25, 2013

  • Editorial:

    It looks as though the state’s prison employees are getting the short end of the stick — again.
    Tuesday, the House tabled a bill that would have given all state prison workers a 5 percent pay hike. Starting pay for correctional officers would have gone to $14 per hour, up from a staggering-low of $11.83.

    March 18, 2013

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