Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.
The substance of today’s decree [Same-Sex Marriage Ruling] is not of immense personal importance to me. The law can recognize as marriage whatever sexual attachments and living arrangements it wishes, and can accord them favorable civil consequences, from tax treatment to rights of inheritance.
Those civil consequences—and the public approval that conferring the name of marriage evidences—can perhaps have adverse social effects, but no more adverse than the effects of many other controversial laws. So it is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.
Carly Fiorina, Photo by Greg Duke, Tulsa Today
As she did in Oklahoma City at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference; GOP presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina visited the Western Conservative Summit Saturday growing increasingly enthusiastic support from party participants.
Fiorina spoke about foreign policy, marriage and her plans of the first day in the White House if she is elected President of the United States according to media reports.
Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep
Opinion: I am an University of Oklahoma Sooner, born, bred, and one day dead. My admiration for President David Boren stretches all the way back to my time on his “broom brigade” run for governor 40 years ago. But my university is engaged in something immoral, and it is time for Sooners to speak out.
The Meyers were a family of Jews living in France when the Nazis invaded in 1940. Merely because they were Jews, their homes were invaded, and all of their belongings plundered, including a treasured family painting by Camille Pissarro, named “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep.”
Coach Bruce Ramsay
TULSA, OK—The Bruce Ramsay era for the Tulsa Oilers is now over.
The six-year coach of the Tulsa Oilers hockey club is leaving to join friend and former teammate (and former Oklahoma City Barons head coach) Todd Nelson in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve as the assistant coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
Courtney Paris blocks a Seattle player on Sunday night. Photo Greg Duke, Tulsa Today
TULSA, OK—When younger, Schoolhouse Rock taught us that eight is great. The Shock is there.
The Shock defeated the New York Liberty 71-62 on Friday night, and survived the Seattle Storm 93-89 on Sunday, giving them their seventh and eighth win of the 2015 WNBA season.