To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, November 18, 2019

Arnold Hamilton

Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.

Latest Articles

Epidemic

Whether living on tribal lands or in urban areas, native women and girls are murdered or disappear at alarming rates. Oklahoma is 10th in...

Are We Taking Our Security For Granted Amid Trump Chaos?

BY FROMA HARROP Wander the twinkling streets of Manhattan in this holiday season and marvel. Not at the wondrous store windows, dressed-up partygoers and festive...

Making Sense Of Nov. 6

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON Tuesday’s election results in Oklahoma were a sobering reminder the American political system was not designed for an overnight revolution. There was plenty...

Spinning In November

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON If you doubt statehouse Republicans fear a “Remember in November” backlash on Tuesday, check your mailbox or social media feed. The GOP supermajority...

Repentance

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES We can never make right what has been done to our indigenous siblings on this land, but we can never make...

GOP Hypocrites Reveal True Beliefs

BY GARY EDMONDSON God’s Own Party continues to demonstrate its ambivalence toward the Christian principles its members wield against political opponents while pursuing their enrich-the-rich...

It’s Not About Teacher Pay

Editor’s Note: The Oklahoma House late Monday approved both a revenue-generating package that would raise the gross production tax to 5% and a measure...

Resistance Is A Moral Imperative

BY BOB BEARDEN Is resistance futile? Not by a long shot. I have been there-done that and I have seen the power that, as Margaret Mead...

Gut Punch For Democrats

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON House Minority Leader Scott Inman’s abrupt decision today to quit the governor’s race and resign early from the Legislature is a gut...