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

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 […]

COMMENTARY, An Editor’s Notebook: Tumult and Timeliness in Oklahoma’s Indian Country

  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – There was tumult in Indian Country last month, blended with timeless assertions of relevance from tribes that often get left out of the power games in Washington and Oklahoma City. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Comanche Nation garnered headlines with a separate peace with Oklahoma Governor […]

COMMENTARY: Changing Scenario in Saudi Arabia and a Need to Rigorously Implement New Laws

Nyla Ali Khan The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued new laws to allow women to apply for passports and travel without male guardians. The new laws, which will be implemented at the end of August 2019, “allow women to register a marriage, divorce, or a child’s birth, and obtain official family documents, which could […]

COMMENTARY: ‘The more things change, the less they stay the same’

by Joe Dorman   Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we may think we are making a difference, in reality, we are all just spinning our wheels. As someone who believes in the power of […]

COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

COMMENTARY: Senator Shortey’s Shortcomings

by Steve Fair Last week the Oklahoma State Senate unanimously voted to strip Senator Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, of his privileges as a State Senator. He can still vote, but he doesn’t have an office, a legislative assistant or a parking place. Shortey was evidently caught in a motel room with a 17 year old […]

COMMENTARY: Shortey, and the fork in the road

By Sean Cummings Do as I say not as I do. I often heard this as a child. Usually, it was about smoking. This week it has come up again. “Guess what Shortey was caught doing?” That’s how it all started. Truthfully, It was the tackiness of it all that got to me. Craigslist, Motel […]

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered a somber message, detailing what his overview release characterized as the continued “downward trajectory” of the state economy. However, […]

The Man Who Made The World One

Commentary by Patrick B. McGuigan The sailors — from Spain and other nations — grew restless after a month of sailing to the west. They only continued the voyage because they could see for themselves what the Italian captain kept pointing out: there were birds in the sky, and bits of wood floating on the […]

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