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Counterpoint: Be careful what you ask for


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Ron Black
It's the Christmas season " be careful what hate-crime legislation you ask for.   The murder of Steven Domer, 62, was and is a heinous, barbarous act by, allegedly, a couple bottom-feeders bent...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

The gospel of greed


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Ron Black
The conversation at a pastoral conference in the Northeast some years ago went something like this:    "Pastor, you head up one of the largest yet poorest churches in the region and today,...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Counterpoint: Progressive presumption


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Ron Black
Progressives and conservatives have more in common than we care to admit (in public, at least). We desire efficacious and transparent government, we expect our elected officials have an understanding ...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art and soul


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Ron Black
Francis Schaeffer is well-known for his book and video series "How Should We Then Live," in which he describes the ebb and flow of culture over the centuries. And, 30 years later, it is still a profou...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Our cup overflows


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Ron Black
I was driving on Interstate 270 in Columbus, Ohio, listening to my favorite talk-radio station, when a news alert interrupted the otherwise mind-numbing droning of the host. The alert indicated that a...
 
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bridges to our wallets


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Ron Black
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens would love to be an Oklahoman right now. With the massive rainfall we have experienced over the last few weeks, our roads and bridges have suffered more abuse than Cindy Sheehan ...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Vacation, y'all!


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Ron Black
In a May 25 editorial, Gov. Brad Henry encouraged readers to "see Oklahoma first" this summer, and soon I will be sending the "Read Y'All" governor an invoice for a replacement keyboard. You see, I sp...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ruffling feathers


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Ron Black
America has a love-hate relationship with media. We complain about the lack of substantive programming, the bias of news reporting and the media fascination with Lindsay Loha...
 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

In with the old


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Ron Black
Oklahoma Republicans were disappointed when presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled plans to be keynote speaker at the Republican Convention April 14, but the events of the convention itself more ...
 
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Five stages of voter grief


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Ron Black
If the 2006 election cycle has proven anything, it is that Oklahoma voters are sick and tired of the status quo and that they are tired of the wicked nature of political attack ads. So much so, it app...
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007

MAPS 3: Revenge of the Myth'


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Ron Black
It has all the makings of an epic science-fiction adventure film: City leaders are faced with the loss of tax revenue and scramble to find new and innovative ideas to convince the unsuspecting taxpaye...
 
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Frog got your vote?


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Ron Black
Will there be changes in Edmond? Ask the whimsical frog.   Edmond residents will have an opportunity to vote for a new mayor this year, but many of the problems facing Edmond will not simply disappear...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Politics


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Ron Black
I confess: I am a 42-year-old "Harry Potter" fan. My son is also a "Harry Potter" fan, but I am willing to admit that my appreciation for the J.K. Rowling series goes beyond paternal duty, and, like m...
 
Thursday, August 31, 2006
 
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