Letters to the Editor Darryel Reigh
I would like to test the injunction to “teach the controversy”
concerning creationism and evolution as advocated recently by Jason
Reese (Commentary, “Legislate morality,” Feb. 9, Gazette).
The scientific community supports evolutionary theory.
Commentary Kurt Hochenauer
Some conservatives among the religious right want people to believe
there is a scientific controversy over the validity of the theory of
evolution, but it’s only a backdoor attempt to bring creationist ideas
into Oklahoma science classrooms.
Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.
News Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
Horror Rod Lott
Aside from re-creating two or three minor scenes, Silent Night in no way could be called a true remake of 1984's extremely controversial Silent Night, Deadly Night.
Flicks about a killer Santa Claus have existed before and since; if not
for the value of a brand-name, this could be just another.
Trusting them appears to be the cardinal sin of Zero Dark Thirty, a masterful, absorbing film
dramatizing the CIA's 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. It has been at
the center of controversy for its depiction of U.S. intelligence agents
using “enhanced interrogation techniques,” otherwise known as torture.