Mark McCauley, 57, of McAlester, died Saturday, Oct. 19, at his residence. Funeral services are pending with Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.
- Clancy: Many factors driving health care reform in America
When Ben Bernanke speaks, the world listens — and pays for it
Words can be expensive, and in the case of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the price tag is about $12.6 billion each for the 32-word comment he uttered in May to indicate the coming end of the era of loose money.
Spouses of federal workers ﬁnd furlough, well, weird
Nationwide, 800,000 federal employees have been affected by the government shutdown, worrying about jobs, back pay, a sense of purpose. This means there are approximately 800,000 spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, roommates or otherwise affected parties who have spent the past week worrying about furloughed loved ones. Congress, take my spouse back. Please.
Here's what I've learned about the next generation
Folks hear a lot nowadays about how clueless today’s young people seem to be. I know this to be true because a lot of what those within earshot are hearing comes from me.
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.
If she wants to win in 2016, Hillary Clinton needs to disappear
Most presidential candidates strain for attention. They rush to Iowa, write books, or take extreme positions on controversial issues. Hillary Clinton has to do the opposite, trying to flee from the circus ready to chase her down the grocery store aisle.
EDITORIALS: Iranian diplomacy; Banned Books Week
Any talks between the United States and Iran should be seen as preliminary and likely to be part of a long process in order to achieve results. Diplomacy can be slow and frustrating. But handled properly, it is far better than conflict. **** When young people fight for their freedom to choose what they want to read, they are also learning tolerance and respect for opposing points of view.
Okla. State report flawed, still revealing
Sports Illustrated published the fifth final part of its exposé of the football program at Oklahoma State University earlier this week. With the entire story now available online, it can finally be analyzed for both its strengths and weaknesses.
Blame fellow liberals for America's mess
Liberals complain about the state of politics and the republic, but they created this situation themselves when they didn't show up at the ballot box.
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