The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Militant Moderate

Militant Moderate
  • Tax credits have multiple interpretations

    The Governor has proposed a moratorium on certain tax credits in the State of Oklahoma.

    March 5, 2010

  • Ethics questions on pundit-candidates

    Questions have been raised for some time about the ethics of persons who move from a role as political candidates to doing network programs and political commentator roles, or the other way around.

    February 26, 2010

  • A Republican deficit plan

    After a year of a legislative policy of “just say no,” at least one Republican has come forth with an actual plan to fix the nation’s deficit. 

    February 18, 2010

  • Who dem Tea Party goers?

    February 12, 2010

  • Moderate Republican oxymoron

    The term “moderate Republican” has become increasingly outdated and has reached the dubious status of oxymoron.  The party has become increasingly dominated by the hard liners – now those who are even right of right.  The “tea bagger” element appears to have taken over. 

    February 8, 2010

  • The audacity of 'Nope'

    Who would have thought that a party, any political party, which had done nothing but say, “No,” to every positive action and proposal significant to the nation put before its delegation in Congress could possibly be laying a plausible claim to “winning” after a year of such negatives?

    January 31, 2010

  • What message?

    Once termed the Manic-Depressive psychosis, the popular term for the wild swings of mood is now Bi-polar Disorder.  Those of us who have been closely associated with politics because of our careers in public service know the syndrome.

    January 28, 2010

  • Trivial pursuits

    January 25, 2010

  • Cacophony of critics

    Too often today’s television news channels are simply a cacophony of critics. Participants vie for attention and air time, and those who are the rudest and the loudest win.

    January 19, 2010

  • Tax cuts and budget shortfalls

    Week after week and month after month of this fiscal year, the Oklahoma media outlets have been filled with the news of revenue shortfalls and cuts in agency budgets.

    January 15, 2010