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.

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  • With terrorism and tyrants, more than tweets are needed

    BY J.E. MCREYNOLDS | Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Roast on Sunday. Hash on Monday. In a 1940 “Our Gang” episode, Mickey fears his parents are headed for divorce because his mother makes roast beef every Sunday and serves the leftovers as hash every Monday. This routine is too much for the husband. He loves the roast but hates the hash. Outrage on Sunday. Hashtag activism on Monday. Tempers are stewing over the worth of a social media campaign regarding the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by a jihadist group. The hashtag of #bringbackourgirls is hailed by celebrities, including Michelle Obama, and denigrated by detractors as being a warmed-over serving of style over substance. Rush Limbaugh and others rightly note that a social media campaign is no

  • J.E. McReynolds: With terrorism and tyrants, more than tweets are needed

    BY J.E. MCREYNOLDS | Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Roast on Sunday. Hash on Monday. In a 1940 “Our Gang” episode, Mickey fears his parents are headed for divorce because his mother makes roast beef every Sunday and serves the leftovers as hash every Monday. This routine is too much for the husband. He loves the roast but hates the hash. Outrage on Sunday. Hashtag activism on Monday. Tempers are stewing over the worth of a social media campaign regarding the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by a jihadist group. The hashtag of #bringbackourgirls is hailed by celebrities, including Michelle Obama, and denigrated by detractors as being a warmed-over serving of style over substance.