Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Assassin’s Creed believes combat trumps coherent plot

Movie | New film based on popular video game centers on search for Biblical artifact, but it’s no Indiana Jones
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/22/16, 04:39 pm

The new movie Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular video game series, offers slim pickings in the hero department. On one side lurks evil corporate type Alan Rikkin (perennial cinematic bad guy Jeremy Irons). Alan heads Abstergo Industries and holds a high rank in the Knights Templar, a secret society. Opposing the Knights Templar are the Assassins, who “work in the darkness to serve the light,” according to their creed. But their work involves a good deal of stabbing and throat-cutting. Hypocritical scientists fit somewhere in between.

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Oklahoma lawmaker backtracks pro-life sign bill

Abortion | Business backlash led to compromise requiring signs only in abortion centers
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/19/16, 04:50 pm

Oklahoma businesses will no longer have to post pro-life signs in public restrooms under revised legislation filed last week. Under the amended regulations, only abortion centers will have to post signs directing pregnant women to services dedicated to protecting their unborn children.

Regulations voted on and passed last week would have mandated placement of the signs in public restrooms in all businesses licensed by the state health department.

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Oklahoma mandates pro-life signs in public facilities

Abortion | Pro-life advocates take a page out of the abortion industry’s playbook for posters encouraging pregnant women to carry babies to term
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/14/16, 03:04 pm

Within a year, restrooms in Oklahoma’s motels, medical facilities, and restaurants may contain signs encouraging pregnant women to carry their babies to term. On Tuesday, by an 8-1 vote, the Oklahoma State Department of Health approved regulations requiring all department-licensed facilities to place specially worded signs in their public restrooms.

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