WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) in introducing the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017; broad, bipartisan legislation that wi…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The phrase ‘Made in America’ resonates with Americans uniquely and brings a feeling of patriotism unlike any other. Across the country, the label or stamp on a product of ‘Made in America’ is more than just a tagline – it’s a well-known promise of quality, dependable goods made right here at home.

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Protecting the environment and practicing conservation principles have always been important to the Cherokee people. Our close relationship to the land, and our traditional knowledge about our natural surroundings, has always been a part of who we are. Cherokee values and knowledge about eco…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Since its beginning, America has been known as the land of opportunity. Millions of immigrants left their own homes to find something in our country not readily available in their own: an opportunity to succeed. A large part of that success is defined by having a job. In Oklahoma, just like …

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

When Christie and I first decided to enter into public service, our first concern was our family. When we were first honored enough to be able to represent the great state of Oklahoma, one of the first questions asked was: “Are you going to move our kids to Washington?” Our five kids are cou…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), submitted a statement in support of S. 1356, the Veterans Education Improvement Act of 2017 in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today. This legislation reinstates veterans’ eligibi…

  • By Rep. Tom Gann

This was my first session as a freshman legislator and my first experience to see just how the sausage is made in regards to the budget. It was a unique experience and one I hope we do not repeat.

  • By LARRY LARKIN | Special to the Progress

Having the opportunity to go up in a Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” can be considered a true bucket list achievement. Just viewing one of the most famous bombers of World War II was exciting enough, but it didn’t match climbing aboard and having it lift airborne.

  • A Weekly Column by Senator Marty Quinn

The final week of the legislative session is complete, with the Senate adjourning Sine Die on Friday. It’s been a challenging year and although we didn’t accomplish everything we would have liked, we did make significant strides towards establishing recurring revenue to put the state on bett…

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced S. 1266, the Enhancing Veteran Care Act, which addresses key health care priorities for our veterans.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Washington is a town full of monuments and memorials dedicated to famous people, events, and presidents. Within just a few miles, there are tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., President George Washington, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They all accomplished h…

  • By Rep. Tom Gann

There has been much debate this year about whether we should raise revenue to shore up state agencies or reduce state spending. This can be an emotional topic. The minute you talk about reducing spending, people bring out the worst-case scenarios of how this will hurt the most vulnerable in …

  • by Senator Wayne Shaw

The clock is quickly running down to strike a budget deal and we are working toward finalizing an agreement. Any compromise in the coming days must still go through the necessary legislative steps before the budget can be sent to the governor for her final approval.

  • Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor

Many people are interested in the Cherokee Culture and History but don' t know exactly where to start to find it. Books and Internet searches begin to tell our history, however you can never be sure if the information you are getting is historically accurate and frankly these methods can be …

  • By Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump flew to Palm Beach Thursday for Easter weekend, there was a lull in his first 100 days — a chance for Washington to reflect on how his presidency is likely to evolve.


SANTA MONICA, Cal., April 18, 1934 - The famous “Wirt Dinner” proved one thing. That is, these highbrows can’t remember what happened at their dinners any more than us dumb ones can remember what happens at ours.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan

Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that.

  • Walter E. Williams

Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers.

  • Linda Chavez

For eight years, conservatives — rightly, in my view — railed against the imperial presidency of Barack Obama.

  • David M. Shribman

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — More than a half-century ago, Lyndon B. Johnson came here to deliver a speech setting forth his vision of the Great Society.


Our microwave is getting a little pushy.

  • Georgie Anne Geyer

WASHINGTON — In the days after the presidential inauguration, there was a lot of talk about “war.” Man-talk. You know how they are when they get together, telling battle stories and doing mental pushups to make themselves feel more heroically manly.

  • Bill Ketter

One of the most unsurprising things about President Donald Trump’s first days in office is that it was full of surprises in the voices and images that consumed the national media’s attention.

  • Byron York

Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis’s “illegitimate president” attack, the question wasn’t whether Trump’s pushback would cause a Twitter furor. It would. The question was how many Democrats, beyond those who occupy the left-most wing of the House Democratic caucus with Lewis, would go…

  • Georgie Anne Geyer

WASHINGTON — The answers to many of our simpler questions seem to be swirling around us and settling down this Inauguration week.

  • Keith Austin

In the United States, we just went through a long and grueling election season. While the election is over, a very newsworthy thing happened, and the lack of concern over it is news in and of itself. For the first time in our history a female was one of the major party candidates.

  • Janees Taylor

If your new year’s resolutions included eating better, Cherokee Nation Dietary Services has a host of ways to help. Most Cherokees with diabetes are aware of the cooking classes for diabetes offered at Cherokee Nation clinics, but even those who aren’t diabetic — and just want to improve ove…

  • George Will

WASHINGTON — In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of “a building of dignity and importance” for the Supreme Court. He could not have imagined what the court will ponder during oral arguments this Wednesday. The case concerns the name of an Asi…

  • George Will

WASHINGTON — The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.

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  • Claremore Progress

Traffic is the lifeblood of most traditional business endeavors. Whether it’s simple foot traffic or a steady flow of vehicles, without it all the planning and hard work in the world can end up wasted. Remember “If you build it, they will come?” Well, there was a road leading to that basebal…

  • By George F. Will | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- Any summation of Barack Obama's impact on domestic policy and politics should begin with this: In 2008, he assured supporters, "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Soon he will be replaced by someone who says, "I alone can fix it." So, Americans have paid Obama the compliment of choosing continuity, if only in presidential narcissism.

  • Georgie Anne Geyer

WASHINGTON — Just in case you are wondering what the most serious question of the New Year will be, you might well start by thinking about Russia’s evil power plays, about the vulgar leaders who seem to be popping up everywhere, or about the rise of the oceans that, until now, have always pr…

  • Byron York

President-elect Trump stirred yet more controversy Saturday night when, as he entered his New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, he said he is not convinced the intelligence community is sure about allegations Russian hackers sought to influence the election.

  • Georgie Anne Geyer

WASHINGTON — Just in case you are wondering what the most serious question of the New Year will be, you might well start by thinking about Russia’s evil power plays, about the vulgar leaders who seem to be popping up everywhere, or about the rise of the oceans that, until now, have always pr…

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