AG Scott Pruitt to ATF: Don't ban M855 ammunition

Attorney General Scott Pruitt and 22 other state attorneys general are urging the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 5.56x45mm ammunition. 

Public safety bills

Seeking to reduce recidivism, enhance public safety and better manage the state's crowded prisons, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed several criminal justice reform measures prior to the first legislative deadline last week. 

Circle Cinema to show The Battle of Okinawa April 1

On April 1, the Circle Cinema will present The Battle Of Okinawa (70th anniversary) and the honoring of Albert E. Schwab.  The program features historic documentary footage including contemporary newsreels. Shows are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Murphey donates salary

State Rep. Jason Murphey continued his mid-March tradition of providing a yearly donation of $8,241.92 from his legislative salary to the Guthrie-based Crossroads Clinic.

Keith Ballard's big compensation

Lame duck Superintendent Keith Ballard of Tulsa Public Schools hates a bill in the Oklahoma Senate that would create education savings accounts.

Democrat leaders promote Islam

America has freedom of religion embedded in the Constitution. Any serious look at our culture now would have to conclude that a large segment denigrates Christianity and promotes Islam.

Looking in the Mirror

Question:  Whose economic growth could be categorized as "hobbled by low growth, too-low inflation and relatively high unemployment?"

This writing was not the original intention some 364 columns ago

It is hard to realize that this tome is the 364th in the series that began in March of 2008, yes it completes a full seven years of each week thinking - or trying to think - of something that would be interesting, informational and perhaps amusing.  A whole lot of water has gone "over the dam and under the bridge" in the meantime. 

Tulsa gets a No. 2 seed in the NIT

The Tulsa basketball team, seeded No. 2, hosted No. 7 seed William & Mary Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament.

ORU's Pep Band won the Summit 'battle of the bands'

I suppose you can say the Summit League basketball tournament went the way it was supposed to - the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in both the men's and women's brackets played each other in the championship game. The only problem with that is the ORU teams were both the No. 3 seed.

1966 Tourney was a groundbreaker

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament set to begin next week, I'd like to reflect back to the 1966 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. No, I'm not old enough to remember that tournament, I was only a baby at the time, but recently I met two guys who were very much a part of that championship game.