Hopefully, by now you have noticed the “new look” to our paper this week. A few of the changes may be readily noticeable, but some other changes you may not notice initially.

Bob Anthony is the longest serving member on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC). He was first elected to the three-person board in November of 1988 and has served five consecutive six-year terms.

Thirty years is a long time.

I know from being around that some of you rely on my opinion, because you tell me you do.

I know that some of you may scoff and say, “Who the heck does he think he is?” Either way, I’m going to tell you how I feel about the upcoming race for Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor.

Serving Oklahoma’s House of Rep. District 56 Oligarchy is one of those words that Mr. Michaels taught us in our junior high government class. He told us that is was a government system where power is controlled by a small, often wealthy, percentage of a country’s population.

Suicide is a difficult subject to talk about because it is a difficult subject.

It’s complicated and there is a certain stigma associated with the act of one taking his/her own life.


I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty. Of course I’m tough on journalists.

Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians.