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I love superheros and loved them before it was cool. Before there were billions of dollars into this thing, I waited each afternoon to watch Spider-man, Batman: The Animated Series, and X-man. I got pumped about a weird silver surfer cartoon that got cancelled and when Iron Man came out and …

I extend my thanks and appreciation to all who played a role in last weekend’s successful Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni reunion, which featured The Wall That Heals memorial on the Rogers State University campus on June 6-10. Organizers estimated that about 8,000 visitors came to our campu…

Renewal of the 1 cent sales tax for Rogers County on the June 26th Primary election ballot is not just a good idea, it is absolutely essential to sustaining the county’s continued rapid growth and economic development. Understand that it is not a tax increase. It is keeping the same penny th…

The newly released first half of the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has it all. Somehow an absurdist comedy about a kidnapping victim living in New York includes a fake Hadid sister, one episode that is literally a faux true crime documentary, a superhero called “The Capist”, and …

History books and countless Hollywood movies tell us President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 14, 1865 by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.

Anthony Bourdain and I could not, at least on the surface, be more different. I’m a person of deep faith; he was far from religious. My biggest addiction has been coffee, and he struggled with addictions to heroin and cocaine. He's from the big city; I've always lived in the Midwest. He will…

“Lord, your loyal followers are happy. They live in the light of your kindness”— Psalm 89:15 (ERV).

I would like to publicly thank all of the teachers in Claremore who give their best every day to their students and the future of our country. I cannot express how important education is to all of our futures.

Some were rich, some were poor. They were bankers, teachers, farmers, common laborers. Some volunteered for the military, some were drafted.

On June 26th citizens will go to the polls to vote for the same penny they have been approving every 5 years for infrastructure, public safety and a judge- ment payoff related to the Material Services Corporation case. The only difference is that recent changes in state law require the uses …

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At exactly 52 seconds into the music video for Childish Gambino’s “This is America”, you are going to feel some kind of response rise up within you. Childish Gambino (perhaps better known to some as the actor Donald Glover) may start the song with perhaps the most inoffensive lyric one could…

If I’m scrolling through any number of “best of television” lists there is one thing I’m sure I won’t see much - brevity. Comedies that do make these lists, like Atlanta or Barry, definitely do not invite us to escape into a quotable, hilarious world of good natured weirdos. It seems that fo…

How many of you have played the game “20 Questions”? One player thinks of a person real or imaginary that both contestants would know. The opposite player has 20 yes or no questions to name the person.

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 was set aside as Peace Officers Memorial Day, the week surrounding this day is designated “Police Week”.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”— John 16:33(NIV).

It was December 1945 and thousands of recently discharged U.S. servicemen flooded California. San Francisco was the going home designation point for the Army. Navy and Marine Corps personnel gathered in Los Angeles.

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Thank you, Earl of Sandwich.

Technically, there were multiple Earls of Sandwich, but the one worth thanking in this case is English aristocrat John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, without home the sandwich as we know it today wouldn’t exist.

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As the Oklahoma teacher walkout enters its fourth day, parents of public high school students may be growing restless—wondering how long schools will be out of session and lawmakers and educators come to an agreement.

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While St. Patrick’s Day may be a grand time of the year for merry-makers, wearers of green, and celebrants of all things Irish, for filmophiles near and far, there’s a veritable pot of gold’s worth of movies about Ireland to enjoy.

This is a warning right at the start. Today’s words are not the usual “Remembering back” column that usually recalls yesterday’s memories of people and places that have come and gone over the years.

I fully and unequivocally support these young adults who have involved themselves in the political process through continued and organized pressure on adults and elected officials to address gun violence. Not only are the students from Parkland, Florida, exercising their freedom of speech an…

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While he may have entered this life nearly 100 years ago, Billy Graham’s story really didn’t begin until he was a teenager.

WASHINGTON, DC —Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today made the following statement on the Senate failing to pass his Secure and Succeed Act, or any immigration legislation to address DACA and improve border security:

Members of the State Senate convened last week for the first day of the legislative session.  We met briefly in the Senate chamber, and then moved into joint session shortly thereafter in the House chamber to hear the Governor’s State of the State address. 

It’s February – the month of love! Many will search to find that perfect gift for their significant other. It is a great reminder to celebrate those closest to you. But February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. So while you are planning the perfect date, take a minute to think a…

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2018) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks today after the House Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget passed House Bill 1033, a revenue package that would fund a $5,000 across-the-board pay raise for Oklahoma sc…

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, issued the following statement today ahead of expected votes on the revenue portion of the Step Up Oklahoma plan. The proposal, endorsed by the State Chamber and numerous other business groups, enacts $750 million in new revenue.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, today issued the following statements in response to California high school history teacher Gregory Salcido’s anti-military rant in front of his classroom. The tirade was captured on video by a student and shared virally on social media. Salcido…

Preservation of Cherokee heritage comes in a wide array of forms. We have Cherokee Nation preservationists in areas like language, which is spoken and written. We have song and dance traditionalists, and we have master artisans devoted to traditional Cherokee arts like carving, pottery and b…

During his first State of the Union, President Trump recognized one especially patriotic 12-year old. Preston Sharp was visiting his grandfather’s grave on Veterans Day when he noticed there were a number of veteran graves that weren’t being honored. He started the Flag and Flower Challenge …

Whether you’re cheering for the Eagles or the Patriots at this year’s Super Bowl, something that’s a win for both sides of any Super Bowl is the commercials.

There's been a lot of chatter on Facebook this week about a certain Youtube video.

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