| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Back at the dawn of time, one of my jobs was as a feature writer for the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Oklahoma City was a back-bench state capital whose citizens were nonetheless proud of their town. When the wind blew from one direction, you smelled the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
A former civilian employee at Ft. Carson near Colorado Springs, Colo., is headed to trial over allegations that he threatened to turn the Army base into "Ft. Columbine" and "Ft. Hood Part 2" in a massacre.
Douglas Kunz, who has pleaded not guilty and...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Janet Napolitano was right.
Five years ago, the office of the then-secretary of the Department of Homeland Security released an assessment on right-wing extremism titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Please indulge my colloquial use of the term "crazy" for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders.
But surely "crazy" is an apt expression to describe events in Las Vegas last week, as well as their...
| Jun 15, 2014
Let's be honest.
Our latest civic tizzy isn't rooted in the fact that big, back-lit letters have been affixed to the riverfront side of Trump International Hotel & Tower.
It's rooted in what those letters spell.
If the 20-foot-6-inch-high letters...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The details out of Las Vegas are chilling: Two extremists declaring a revolution gun down two police officers in cold blood, kill a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart, then kill themselves in an apparent suicide pact during a gun battle with other police...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends.
| May 13, 2014
| 4:38 PM
ORLANDO — Mario Hernández, de 58 años, pasó múltiples controles y revisiones para entrar al Ejército estadounidense y para ser guardia de una prisión federal, donde contó con la suficiente confianza como para vigilar a Timothy McVeigh, condenado por...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:26 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case – the murder of a sailor four years later....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Oh, my Lord, where to begin?
You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline.
There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and...
| Mar 30, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...