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Editorials and opinion from The Oklahoman's Editorial staff


  • We're from the government ...

    Ray Carter | Updated: Thu, Jul 18, 2013

    Under Obamacare, health insurance prices are increasing dramatically in the individual market.

  • Some good news about Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System

    Ray Carter | Updated: Sat, Jul 13, 2013

    The Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, once ranked among the nation’s worst-funded systems, is now a source of some good news.

  • Big crimes, small towns

    Owen Canfield | Published: Fri, Jul 12, 2013

    Violent crime isn’t an issue reserved solely for Oklahoma’s two largest cities.

  • Wages of secrecy

    Ray Carter | Published: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

    In 2012, Oklahoma lawmakers provided a $2 million appropriation to a privately run youth livestock show.

  • Thanks, but no thanks

    Owen Canfield | Published: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

    Who knew President Barack Obama had such a sense of humor?

  • Focusing on her job

    Ray Carter | Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the U.S.

  • Another downtown skyscraper

    Owen Canfield | Published: Tue, Jul 9, 2013

    Kevin Durant made big news this week, and we’re not talking solely about his engagement.

  • Dilemma in Newtown, Conn., familiar to OKC officials

    Ray Carter | Updated: Sat, Jul 6, 2013

    Those affected by the Newtown, Conn., shootings are facing a dilemma familiar to those impacted by the Oklahoma City bombing: How should officials distribute millions donated to support survivors and the community?

  • A homeless endeavor

    Owen Canfield | Published: Fri, Jul 5, 2013

    An effort begun this week offers opportunity to Oklahoma City’s homeless.

  • Dog days delayed

    J.E. McReynolds | Updated: Thu, Jul 4, 2013

    Last month was the 34th-warmest June in Oklahoma since the start of record-keeping in 1895.

  • One man's trash ...

    Ray Carter | Published: Wed, Jul 3, 2013

    That old junk in your attic or barn may actually be an irreplaceable piece of Oklahoma history.

  • Farm bill roulette

    Ray Carter | Published: Tue, Jul 2, 2013

    Congress is being urged to pass a bad farm bill that artificially increases consumer prices to prevent an even worse law from taking effect and driving up milk prices even more.

  • 45 anti-freedom fighters

    Owen Canfield | Updated: Fri, Jun 28, 2013

    To celebrate 45 years in business, a libertarian magazine has named its “45 Enemies of Freedom.” Reason magazine’s editors wrote that these aren’t necessarily bad people (Henry Kissinger, economist Paul Krugman and actress Jenny McCarthy made the list).

  • Who wouldn't trust these guys?

    Ray Carter | Published: Fri, Jun 28, 2013

    The Obama administration has downplayed the IRS scandal, insisting improper targeting of conservative groups was the work of a few rogue agents.

  • All too predictable

    Ray Carter | Published: Thu, Jun 27, 2013

    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to gain federal pre-authorization for election-law changes because of racism that occurred a half-century ago, it was predictable that some on the political left would express disappointment.

  • Global slamming by Obama

    J.E. McReynolds | Updated: Thu, Jun 27, 2013

    Barack Obama makes it so easy for us to label him as The Great Divider.

  • Legislators' clear priorities

    Ray Carter | Updated: Thu, Jun 27, 2013

    Lawmakers voted this year to spend $120 million repairing the Oklahoma Capitol over the next two years.

  • Isolation often GOP's default position on foreign policy

    Ray Carter | Updated: Sat, Jun 22, 2013

    Since the Vietnam era, anti-war protests have mostly been associated with liberals.

  • Bridenstine OK with flying solo

    Owen Canfield | Updated: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

    When the farm bill shepherded by U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, came up for a vote in the House this week, Oklahoma Republican Reps.

  • Diagnosis: obesity

    Owen Canfield | Published: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

    In America, obesity isn’t just a problem anymore.



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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