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On the Mark


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Ron Black
Mark Shannon and I worked together at the station formerly known as "SuperTalk 930, WKY." He was the morning drive guru; I handled the back of the bus in the afternoon slot. Shannon's death as a resul...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

O Brother Russell, where art thou?


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Ron Black
A movement is afoot within the Republican Party in Oklahoma to create an invisible force field around the state. That force field would mean we in Oklahoma could pretty much snub our nose at anything ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bold and beautiful


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Ron Black
They are good enough, they are smart enough, and gosh-darn it "¦ people like them!It's the new breed, the new face of my beloved Republican Party, and they are ready to lead us into battle against the ...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Autism reality check


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Ron Black
My son looked at me with a furrowed brow as we heard the news on the radio that, once again, "Nick's Law" was killed in committee. He asked, "When conservatives say they don't like mandates, why is it...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 prognostications


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Ron Black
Everyone is doing it and it feels really good. We all love to peer into the crystal ball and attempt to predict what will happen politically in the upcoming year. Your not-so-humble commentator is no ...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thunder roll call


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Ron Black
Oklahoma City has a great deal for which to be proud. Virtually recession-proof, economically stable and culturally diverse, we are certainly a city on the move and our commitment to the new NBA franc...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Beacon of hope


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Ron Black
No one would argue that homelessness is a problem, but can the problem be resolved? Jesus said, "the poor you will have with you always," so there is the theological argument the problem will never ce...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Doing the right thing


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Ron Black
Mason was, and is, very much like every other 12-year-old. He thinks Tony Hawk invented the Internet, that PlayStation is a portal to another dimension and that his parents were created by God for the...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ch-ch-changes


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Ron Black
Politicos are salivating after the first round of the 2008 elections, but judging by voter turnout statewide, they are the only ones. According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, voter turnout for ...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Beating around the ethics bush


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Ron Black
The legislative session is behind us and sadly, the Oklahoma Legislature failed to pass meaningful ethics reform. Regardless of what you may have heard, the so-called ethics reform that passed and rec...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Park it


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Ron Black
Memorial Day is behind us, and it is more than obvious that the high transportation fuel costs greatly impacted the vacation decision-making processes. With no relief in sight, summer vacations will b...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Honoring our heroes


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Ron Black
Whether it be the mayhem surrounding Oklahoma's legislative session, ridiculously high transportation fuel prices or the dogfights over presidential candidates, we often forget that without our milita...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Counterpoint: Feigned tolerance


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Ron Black
How would you feel if someone in your family were called a "little fruitcake?" If you were black, how would you feel if someone said publicly that "all of your children were born out of wedlock"? Or i...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Channeling 'Supernanny'


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Ron Black
She arrives in her smart blue dress with sensible shoes, her face adorned with glasses created to provide an increased sense of credibility. Her British accent is disarming at first, but when she roll...
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008

Who should pay the bill?


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Ron Black
  It was a Thursday evening and my lovely wife, Suzanne, and I were sitting in the living room watching the news, and there he was: Mayor Mick Cornett, discussing an extension of the existing MA...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008
 
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