• Charles Krauthammer: Netanyahu's Churchillian warning

    By Charles Krauthammer | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to pre-emptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations. On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech's audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy. In particular, argues The Washington Post, he must defend its fundamental premise.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers should approve “Right to Try” legislation

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    BY approving a bill that's now headed to the state Senate for consideration, lawmakers can provide the opportunity to give terminally ill patients one last chance to improve their quality of life. The “Right to Try Act” deserves to eventually wind up on the governor's desk. Members of the House Public Health Committee seemed to recognize that in voting 10-0 for House Bill 1074 by Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City. “This is not a Republican or Democratic issue but a right to life issue,” Morrissette told committee members. The full House gave its approval this week.

  • Oklahoma Plugging in business briefs for March 6

    | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Oklahoma Plugging in business briefs for March 6, 2015

  • Explaining Obama's 'love' for America

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Eric Salameh (Your Views, Feb. 28) asks, “Does anyone in their sane mind really believe President Obama doesn’t love America?” As said by Rudy Giuliani, that answer is yes. Here’s an analogy: Let’s say I’m married to a woman who is revered by her peers and has a long history of doing good. However, all I do is tear her down and apologize for her past, to less distinguished people. I refuse to protect her and I try to change everything about her. Do I love her? I think sane thinking people would say no! I only love what I want her to become, not what she currently is.

  • Commending Rudy Giuliani for speaking the truth

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    According to Eric Salameh (Your Views, Feb. 28), anyone with a sane mind believes President Obama loves this country. I believe I’m of sane mind, and don’t believe this president loves this country as it was founded. He has from day one tried to change this country in his own way. And he is succeeding with the policies he and the administration have set in place since 2009. I commend Rudy Giuliani for his courage in speaking the truth. Wake up America, and say enough is enough.

  • Muslim Day coverage appreciated

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Regarding “Rally for understanding” (News, Feb. 28): Thank you for your coverage of the Muslim Day rally at the Capitol. The reporter did a great job of telling the whole story while focusing on the positive contributions of the moderate, inclusive voices there and not the hate expressed by a few. I was one of the volunteers providing escort to the Capitol doors and saw firsthand both the nastiness of some of those present and the appreciation of our Muslim neighbors. It's great to see a story like this told with emphasis on the good that was done and not the sensationally negative.

  • Trim the fat from state government

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Regarding “Hiking tobacco tax could help education” (Point of View, Feb. 25): I don’t smoke and never have, but I'm tired of the “tax and spend” crowd. Smokers have become the victims. Do schools need more money? Yes! But I think before we raise taxes on any Oklahomans, we need to look at how the current money is being spent. People complain about federal government waste and ignore state government waste. Oklahoma education has a lot of waste built into it. Find it and remove it! In fact all state government has waste that needs to be trimmed.

  • Business as usual with texting while driving

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Legislation to make texting while driving a secondary offense in Oklahoma is less than thrilling. Unlike most states that have made texting while driving a primary offense, here it will be business as usual. How this ruling deters people from texting while driving remains to be seen.

  • What about the cost for victims?

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Much has been written lately regarding the fairness of fees and fines charged to Oklahoma convicts. I question the fairness of the taxpayer having to pay for the room, board and medical expense of these convicts. I question the fairness of victims having to bear the burden of the cost of replacing items stolen or destroyed by convicts. I question the fairness of insurance companies having to pay out money to replace these items, and then the fairness to the rest of us for the ever increasing costs of insurance. I question the fairness of a family having to struggle for years because a beloved income earner in the family has been killed and now the income that kept the family afloat is gone. The convict had a choice: no crime, no

  • Your Views

    | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Childish ignorance The recent Muslim Day gathering at the Capitol was an exercise in free speech and freedom of religion. Having traveled and lived in a Muslim country, I found the true Islam is nonviolent, and not anti-Christian nor anti-American. As a Christian, U.S. citizen by birth, retired serviceman and pastor, I'm ashamed of childish ignorance that showed up to protest the lawful gathering of Americans who just happened to be Muslims. When Oklahoma legislators gathered on the taxpayers' dime to sing Christian hymns, I saw no other faiths protesting. Let's go beyond ignorance and learn to respect all beliefs. Diversity built this great nation and that same diversity will make it greater.

  • Nation | World briefs, March 6

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Nation | World briefs, March 6

  • Holmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster

    AP Golf Writer |
    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship. He said this with a straight face Thursday after a 10-under 62 that tied the tournament record at the Cadillac Championship, gave him a four-shot lead and left the rest of this world-class field to wonder just how he managed. “I was able to hit the shots where I envisioned and hit good shots, and today the putter was on,” Holmes said. “Put that combination together, you do everything pretty good, you're going to shoot a good score.” He made it sound as easy as it looked. Except that Trump

  • Moore graduate Cody Doescher ready for second appearance in Timed Event Championship

    Staff Writer |
    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Cody Doescher, 24, of Oklahoma City is a graduate of Moore High School and one of two Oklahoma cowboys competing in the Timed Event Championship that begins Friday night and continues through Sunday at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie.

  • Morning roundup

    | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend. NASCAR officials indefinitely suspended Busch last month after a Delaware Family Court judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway last fall. But the Delaware attorney general's office said Thursday that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges.

  • NFL notebook

    | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will keep him in the NFC West after playing all of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal. He also posted a photo of him standing with Dockett on Twitter that read, “Congrats to the newest Niner!” with signing papers on the table. The 33-year-old Dockett sat out all of 2014 with a season-ending knee injury suffered during training camp. He started every game for the Cardinals in 2013, finishing with 46 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8

    | Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRIDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Class A: Thomas vs. P.C. Hunter KRXO-FM 107.7 9 p.m.

  • Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Co-defending champions OU, Florida to face off in Norman on Friday

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    K.J. Kindler certainly didn’t see things playing out this way. The OU women’s gymnastics coach scheduled a home-and-home series with Florida three years ago, with no way of knowing that when the two teams meet in Norman, it would be a battle between the defending co-national champions.

  • Oklahoma scene:

    | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Johnson's service set for Saturday Funeral services for former Star Spencer boys basketball coach Johnnie Johnson are scheduled for noon Saturday at Kingdom Hall, 9100 N Eastern. Johnson, 80, died Sunday. He coached the Bobcats to seven state championships in 24 years. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Temple and Sons Funeral Home, 2801 N Kelley. CUNLIFFE EARNS TRIP TO NCAA MEET Oklahoma sprinter Hannah Cunliffe has qualified for the 60-meter dash at the N CAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The true freshman from Federal Way, Wash., ran a 7.28 during the Big

  • Baylor going for 5th straight title

    AP Basketball Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    There is nothing unusual about Baylor going into the Big 12 women's tournament already with a trophy. Coach Kim Mulkey and the No. 6 Lady Bears (27-3) won their fifth consecutive regular-season championship this season. What is a bit surprising is how dominating they were in winning their latest title with only one senior. Baylor now goes for its fifth straight Big 12 tournament in a championship run that started in 2011, when Brittney Griner was a sophomore and Odyssey Sims a freshman. “You know what I think of it, it's pretty remarkable,” said Mulkey, the Big 12 coach of the year for the fifth time in her 15 seasons. “Griner was 9-7 her freshman year.

  • Media notes: The entire Big 12 women's basketball tournament will be televised

    By Mel Bracht | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Ron Thulin and Brenda VanLengen will call the games.