Columns/Opinions

Governor Addresses Real Need With Eduction Plan

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Governor Kevin Stitt’s background as a businessman is often apparent in his understanding of financial realities that traditional politicians ignore. Hence, the governor’s willingness to save, rather than spend, much of last year’s budget surplus.

The War On Freedom Still Rages On

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In 2010, US Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Thomas Carper (D-DE) introduced their Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act. Better known as the “Internet Kill Switch” proposal for the emergency powers it would have conferred on the president, the bill died without receiving a vote in either house of Congress.

Letter To The Editor

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Dear Editor, Cordell is my home and I love 98 percent of it. As the song says, “most people are good.” I am just wondering why I have been drinking and cooking with unhealthy water for months and did not know it! Why the sewer smells so terrible? Why I can’t have a place to put my trees and limbs when storms blow them down? Why our electricity goes off so much? Good things: great hospital and ER department, with OKC doctors in ER, good police and fire department, good EMS department! So we don’t try to fix what is broken but do unfix one that is good, EMS! We all want it left alone and put Devin Humphrey back at his job.

Executive Orders: This Is Trump’s Brain On Drugs

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On July 24, US president Donald Trump signed four executive orders with an eye toward altering the way prescription drugs are priced and purchased in the United States. Three of the four orders embody good ideas that accord with the goals of think tanks supposedly supporting “free-market policy solutions” to America’s healthcare problems.

Schools Should Reopen With Caution

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On Monday, the State of Oklahoma saw a record high of 1,401 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. With the surging numbers and impending return to school of many students, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is urging everyone to take caution and protect yourself as much as you possibly can, along with those around you.

It’s Time To Talk About

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Finding help for an addiction doesn’t have to be a daunting task. I recommend getting familiar with the links under the “quick links” and “services” sections on the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services webpage, https://www.ok.gov/ odmhsas/Substance_ Abuse/ .

To Mask Or Not To Mask

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What good does a flimsy mask do in the face of a global pandemic? I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know. I’d also be willing to bet that most people outside the realm of health care, and probably many within it, don’t know either, scientifically speaking.