America is constantly at a crossroads as we are persistently a divided nation.
It was an absolutely beautiful brisk fall morning, and Sam just couldn’t resist making his trek to the downtown bank on foot, normally done by car. Some exhilarating fresh air, and much-needed exercise, plus the chance to greet any friends who had the same idea of enjoying the unusual day – the idea was irresistible.
I’m no big fan of AOC. Some of her ideas aren’t bad, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez burdens the progressive cause by waving the socialist label like it’s some kind of fashion brand. That has enabled Republicans to make her the face of the Democratic Party in a country where the S-word can…
Life could return to a pre-pandemic state by the end of next year IF 75% to 80% of the U.S. population takes part in the vaccination campaign that is being phased in across the nation.
Very soon, a year of a deadly pandemic, social isolation, job loss and political chaos will come to an end. The coronavirus will continue its rampage but seems destined to hit a wall around late spring. Life will return to normal, we are told.
To those of our readers who have read my writings previously, you have heard this tirade before and I apologize in advance. But, here it is again. I lived in Sacrament, California, in 1981 and 1982. The apartment my family and I lived in was totally electric, and for those who don’t know, it…
From my perspective, it is important to note there are two types of nuclear energy. One is fission, the type that has led to the atomic bomb and creates radioactive waste. The other is fusion, the type that powers the sun which does not have the same issues with waste but is incredibly compl…
Dark. It was truly a dark world through which Mary and Joseph, and the donkey, plodded toward Bethlehem, and not simply because physical illumination of the night was provided only by candles and torches.
The members of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature have taken their oaths of office and hit their first deadline: requesting bills and resolutions for 2021.
How could anyone believe that Gov. Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter, State Reps. Bob Ed Culver, Chris Sneed, and David Hardin, and our Republican legislative leaders, supported the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit to contest presidential election results in states other than our own?
Jeff Sessions endorsed Donald Trump in February 2016, the first U.S. senator to do so. He later became Attorney General of the United States. He recused himself from the investigation of Russian election interference, resulting in the president’s lambasting him on Twitter and asking him to resign as head of the Justice Department.
There was a great football game this past weekend between two teams not usually talked about regarding the New Year’s Day bowl matchups: BYU and Coastal Carolina. Because of Liberty University’s team having COVID and being unable to play Coastal Carolina, BYU stepped in and finalized the deal on Thursday for the Saturday game. The game was a good matchup between two Top 20 teams that would normally never play each other.
The son was finishing a very successful senior year as quarterback for his high school’s football team. Recruiters from America’s top football programs came to the family’s humble home to make their appeal for Danny to attend and play for their college.
In June 2018 Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788 by a 57%-43% margin. The initiative petition state question legalized the licensed cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the Sooner state.
Back in the ancient days of Fred Flintstone and no cell phones, when he was a young dad and a wet-behind-the-ears pastor, Andy had a habit. No, not a habit like we refer to today. But he unconsciously used a certain phrase – constantly.
Of all the Twitter attacks on President Trump -- and there are thousands every day -- one stood out on election eve. It was a photo of a woman sitting with the president in the Oval Office. It read: “Trump leaned in and said, ‘You know it’s I who released you, don’t you? I succeeded and Obam…
When Andy was an eleven-year-old boy, he and his eight-year-old brother decided they were old enough to buy some calves to raise. This meant feeding, watering and daily maintenance - freezing temperatures or blazing sun, all of it was still going to be their responsibility. Their dad talked …
Oklahoma is failing its citizens with disabilities. Our state’s fee-for-service Medicaid program has too many barriers for people with disabilities to navigate and leaves the system unmotivated to help people receive the care and services they need to live independently.
Everyone can see President Donald Trump’s rallies. In the final days of the campaign, he is jetting from swing state to swing state, drawing big crowds to outdoor airport events as he makes his closing argument for reelection.
Years ago, when we were a family of two young boys with their Mom and Dad, we traveled quite a bit. Either headed to a church where Andy was scheduled to speak, or leaving to come home. And rarely did we get all four doors closed or the motor started, before we heard a childish voice pipe up…
I have based my life’s work on the idea that the pen is mightier than the sword, that words matter because they can heal or hurt in so many ways. The misuse of words can cause us to do abominable, hurtful things to our fellow humans and can cause the phenomenon known as mass hysteria.
Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be called the “can’t prove untrue” maneuver that we saw from Democrats and their allies in the media when discussing the Steele dossier during the Trump-Ru…
We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric lately about ballot security as states work out how to deal with an influx of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.
Election Day is right around the corner, and it’s important to ensure your vote is counted! Keeping American values is critical in the face of attempts by socialism to take over.
Looking back on the unprecedented events, hardships, challenges and losses we’ve navigated this year, certainly everyone would agree that 2020 has been a roller coaster experience none of us asked for or wanted.
Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were wrong in 2016. They shouldn’t. The polls are real, and there is no doubt Trump is facing a serious c…
“Staggering friendliness.” That’s how one reporter described his encounter with People of Praise, the apostolic community that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her family belong to. I’ve always heard wonderful things about Barrett, knowing more than a few people who teach or have …
The U.S. Constitution divides the federal government into three co-equal branches: the Legislative Branch, made-up of the House of Representatives and the Senate; the Judicial Branch, which consists of the federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court; and the Executive Branch, which …
Anybody who thinks the framers of the U.S. Constitution were naive, or that they did not foresee some of the problems democracy faces today, either has not studied much history or has done so with a closed mind.
Tom lived in Smallsville. Everybody knew each other, and they all knew each other’s routines and habits. Tom had grown up in that town, and all the citizens of Smallsville knew of Tom’s rough and reckless lifestyle since his teen years.
It wasn’t too long ago that the news was filled with reports of violent protests in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington, D.C., and other cities around the nation. And then ... silence. Networks and newspapers are going wall-to-wall with analyses of every syllable uttered by President Trump…
A historic peace accord involving Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain took place Sept. 14 on the sun-splashed south lawn of the White House, and the objective was to normalize relations between these three countries. Yet there is something absent from what President Donald Trump re…
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.
Inscribed on the fountain at the entrance to Northeastern Oklahoma State University are the words “Be the change.” These three simple words, if followed, could help us once again become a nation united instead of this nation of chaos in which we now reside.
People throughout the country are aware of Oklahoma’s high incarceration rate. We know that a criminal justice system should seek justice and achieve restoration, not cost millions of taxpayers’ dollars, damage families and and fail to rehabilitate people convicted of nonviolent crimes.
On November 3rd, Oklahomans will go to the polls and vote on two State Questions. SQ# 805 is on the ballot due to the efforts of Oklahomans for Sentencing Reform.(OSR). If SQ# 805 is passed, it would amend the state constitution to prohibit the use of a person’s past non-violent felonies to …
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HOLDENVILLE [ndash] Sandra Lynn Carlin, 52, of Holdenville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Ada, Oklahoma. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Estes-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. For up-to-date service information, please follow us …
ADA [ndash] Anthony Lee "Tony" Pippen, 84, of Ada, Oklahoma passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Ada. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Southwest Church of Christ in Ada, Oklahoma. Interment will be at Dunklin Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett, MO. For up-to-dat…
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