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COMMENTARY: Reflections on Recent Days, looking back and thinking ahead – and asking a question

A U.S. flag snaps in the breeze in front of the Oklahoma History Center before a Martin Luther King Day parade. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan In the course of Human Events, it’s A.D. 2020. That’s Anno Domini – the Year of Our Lord – a phrase every American president, including each of the last two, used to give a dignified dating system for proclamations. We live in a time when the divisions in politics are nearly matched […]

Annual Point in Time Count results of Oklahoma City’s homeless population released

The annual Point in Time Count conducted on January 23, resulted in 1,573 people of the homeless population surveyed - up from 1,273 in 2019. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On the night of Oklahoma City’s annual Point in Time Count, more than 1,500 people were experiencing homelessness, according to a report released recently by the City and the Homeless Alliance. The annual Point in Time Count conducted on January 23, resulted in 1,573 […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for School Choice and Religious Liberty, Cites Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Brief

U.S. Supreme Court photo. File Photo

The City Sentinel Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today (June 30) commended the U.S. Supreme Court for reversing a Montana Supreme Court decision that held Montana’s school-choice scholarship program had to be eliminated because it allowed parents and their children the option of using scholarships at private religious schools. The First […]

‘Bostock’ Decision called “an incredible victory” – or “an injustice that will have implications in many areas”

Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Allie Shinn and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Oklahoma City – A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court in mid-June reached for what Allie Shinn, executive director of Freedom Oklahoma characterized as ““This is an incredible victory for the movement for LGBTQ+ equality,” she said  “The highest court in the land has ruled today that LGBTQ+ people can […]

Analysis: Fifth District election advertising turns divisive for the GOP, Taylor’s an interesting alternative in the Fourth District, Horn is “steady on,” as her primary foe attacks – and other news for voters

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Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The latter stages of the Fifth Congressional District contest have turned even more contentious than customary for current politics – and that’s saying a lot. An independent expenditure has assailed state Senator Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma City on a few issues. The national group bashing Bice put […]

In Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District Republican Primary: For James Taylor

Dr. James Taylor. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement   In the 2018 Republican primary in Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District, The City Sentinel newspaper endorsed educator James Taylor. That support is renewed today. Dr. Taylor is active with the Frederick Douglass Foundation and is one of the “Patriot Pastors.” A product of Manhattan Christian College and Kansas State University, Taylor […]

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan will address our challenging times on July 12 for Mayflower UCC’s Distinguished Pulpit Series

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  Patrick B. McGuigan   Nyla Ali Khan will, in July, present an overview of the opportunities and difficulties within current events. Her comments will be circulated via the Internet, for Oklahoma City’s Mayflower Congregational Church. Dr. Nyla, whose writings often appear in The City Sentinel print edition and online, and at CapitolBeatOK, an online […]

In Democratic Primary for Fifth District U.S. House of Representatives: For Kendra Horn

Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn will host a Tribal Community Town Hall on Sat., March 4 from 1-3 p.m., at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center.  Official State Photo

  The City Sentinel Primary Endorsement   Kendra Horn ran a strong campaign in 2018 to unseat a Republican incumbent with a conservative record on public policy, but a noted lack of passion for the process of policy and politics. From her first major campaign event on “film row” in downtown Oklahoma City, Horn was […]

In Republican Primary for Fifth District U.S. House of Representatives: For Stephanie Bice

State Sen . Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, is a candidate in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement   Oklahoma Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District hope to regain the seat based in and around Oklahoma County. Against an incumbent who has national financing and a substantive political style, they will need to nominate their strongest option to have realistic chance for victory in November. The City Sentinel supports […]

Republicans: Nominate JJ Stitt, who says he wants to be “half the Senator Tom Coburn was”

JJ Stitt.  Photo providws

The City Sentinel Primary Endorsement   JJ Stitt is the best Republican choice to serve the people as Oklahoma’s new “Mr. Smith” – a non-politician infused with mainstream conservative policy and personal values. If he is nominated on June 30 and then victorious in November, he would join the Sooner State’s present junior senator as […]

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