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Editorials and opinion from The Oklahoman's Editorial staff


  • Sharia law proposal, Constitution didn't jibe

    J.E. McReynolds | Updated: Sat, Aug 17, 2013

    A pointless but popular law is on the cutting room floor today.

  • Show Me State showdown

    Owen Canfield | Published: Fri, Aug 16, 2013

    The state of Missouri has two executions scheduled this fall, one in October and the other in November.

  • Newtown fallout

    Ray Carter | Updated: Fri, Aug 16, 2013

    Following the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree, President Barack Obama promoted new gun control laws.

  • The president's high-dollar companions

    Owen Canfield | Published: Thu, Aug 15, 2013

    President Barack Obama is vacationing this week at tony Martha’s Vineyard, as he has each summer of his presidency.

  • RINO? No! No!

    Ray Carter | Updated: Thu, Aug 15, 2013

    Each year, the Oklahoma Constitution newspaper issues a “conservative index” that rates state legislators based on 10 votes.

  • On obesity, some good news for a change

    Owen Canfield | Published: Fri, Aug 9, 2013

    A report this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included encouraging news, for a change, about obesity rates.

  • Rooting out corruption

    Owen Canfield | Updated: Fri, Aug 9, 2013

    On the witness stand this week, a state drug agent recounted being pulled over last summer in Tulsa.

  • Trying to give the Volt a jolt

    Owen Canfield | Published: Thu, Aug 8, 2013

    General Motors continues to have trouble getting consumers to plug in to the Chevy Volt.

  • A left-wing Todd Akin

    Ray Carter | Published: Wed, Aug 7, 2013

    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, has become a liberal icon for championing abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Slicing tresses

    J.E. McReynolds | Published: Thu, Aug 1, 2013

    We’re accustomed to the cheesy whines on education funding, reform, etc.

  • Riled up in New Mexico

    Owen Canfield | Published: Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    Some of the most heated debate during the 2013 legislative session involved whether to legalize horse slaughter in Oklahoma.

  • Competitive = Bipartisan?

    Ray Carter | Published: Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    A perennial complaint of the chattering class is that the lack of competitive U.S.

  • 'Phony' baloney from the president

    Owen Canfield | Updated: Fri, Jul 26, 2013

    President Barack Obama would rather Republicans in Congress, and indeed all Americans, forget about learning more details regarding IRS misdeeds or the killing of an ambassador by terrorists in Libya.

  • For Mickelson, a 70-30 split

    J.E. McReynolds | Published: Fri, Jul 26, 2013

    Phil Mickelson got into a pickle earlier this year when he complained about high taxes in California.

  • Standing against repeal

    Ray Carter | Published: Thu, Jul 25, 2013

    Since George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, those upset with the verdict have argued for repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws.

  • Summer's savior

    J.E. McReynolds | Updated: Thu, Jul 25, 2013

    July 17 was a scorcher in New York City. The week before, seven deaths tied to the heat were reported.

  • Reverse brain drain?

    Ray Carter | Published: Wed, Jul 24, 2013

    Apartments.com has released its latest Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates list.

  • Chasing trouble in Iowa

    Owen Canfield | Updated: Fri, Jul 19, 2013

    Payback or proper punishment? Depends on who you talk to in Iowa, where a senior criminal investigator is out of a job.

  • Saluting our cities

    Ray Carter | Published: Fri, Jul 19, 2013

    Oklahoma’s two major metropolitan areas are among the nation’s most military friendly.

  • Verdict not music to his ears

    Owen Canfield | Published: Thu, Jul 18, 2013

    Were you hoping that Stevie Wonder might someday perform in concert in Oklahoma?



The ScissorTales Bloggers

Owen Canfield III


Editorial Writer- Chief

Owen Canfield has written editorials for The Oklahoman since 2003. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with The Associated Press in Oklahoma City. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Lori, have four children.

J.E. McReynolds


Opinion Editor

J.E. McReynolds is Opinion editor at The Oklahoman and has worked for the newspaper’s Opinion section since 1995. He joined The Oklahoman as business editor in 1985 and was previously managing editor of The Journal Record. A native Oklahoman, McReynolds is a 1975 graduate of Oklahoma State University and the recipient of numerous state and regional awards for newswriting, feature writing and commentary, including the Otis Sullivant Award for Outstanding Political Writing by a Young Journalist. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and lives in Edmond with his wife Mary, a novelist.

Ray Carter


Editorial Writer
Ray Carter joined The Oklahoman in May 2012 after serving as Media Director for the Oklahoma House of Representatives for over seven years. A native of Oklahoma, Carter has worked in the newspaper and public relations businesses since 1998.



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