Observer editor Arnold Hamilton, left, and longtime Observer contributor Richard Fricker discuss Gov. Mary Fallin’s bizarre week — her bullying of educators who dare to criticize the state’s A-F school grading system and her refusal to permit the Oklahoma National Guard to process Department of Defense ID cards for legally married gay partners, directly contradicting federal policy.
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.