Republicans are making a really big mistake

When I read the December 13th front-page Durant Daily Democrat article “Tax cuts exacerbating bust-driven budget crisis in Oklahoma” about...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Nursing homes and the holidays

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is upon us. For some it may feel like just another day. That feeling can change by doing something special or by...

December 19th, 2015 |  


Pointe Vista & The State: Redefining Privatization

In 2004, the state land commission issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the “Lake Texoma Redevelopment.” It was described as a “...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Former chairman of DIA explains TIF

Much has been written about the Tax Increment Financing Program recently in the Democrat. I would like to share my thoughts with you and your readers....

November 21st, 2015 |  


Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

The infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza – affectionately dubbed “Black Friday” – is always a major event for newspa...

November 21st, 2015 |  


Education underfunded in Oklahoma

It would seem the time is here to add a verse to our state song “Oklahoma” with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein. In addition to the &...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Judge should reject Pointe Vista settlement

Six weeks ago Governor Fallin announced the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) “voted to approve a settlement” in their lawsu...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Cutting taxes for the wealthy doesn’t help economy

Nobody enjoys paying taxes. But we all appreciate having first responders to call when a fire or a burglary upsets our lives. We all want good schools...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Letter to the Editor

I ran across a letter I had written to the editor on 4-9-93 where I compared the old days when nearly all families were made up of father, mother and ...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Tulsa abortion provider suing Oklahoma

Tulsa abortion provider suing Oklahoma

Editor’s Note: A judge has since temporarily blocked enforcement of the abortion law that is the topic of this column.Last week, the Center for ...

October 15th, 2015 |