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Point of View: International Women’s Day is an Opportunity to Celebrate Women’s Achievements in Education

On March 8 — International Women’s Day — we celebrate women’s achievements. It is a day to recognize women worldwide who have...

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Point of View: On Medicaid, lessons unlearned in Oklahoma

The board of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state’s Medicaid agency that provides health insurance coverage for nearly...

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Point of View: Oklahoma's school funding system needs a fix

Many of Oklahoma’s public school districts may be haunted. Official enrollment records show that nearly 90% of Oklahoma school...

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Point of View: Celebrating 100 years of the Mother Road

Hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans live within a few miles of Route 66, driving on it every day. Part of the fabric of their...

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Jonah Goldberg: For Dems, a Senate conviction of Trump isn't the point

The debate over whether to hold Donald Trump accountable for his role in the events that led to the siege of the U.S. Capitol...

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Michael Barone: The United States of Racial Quotas and Preferences

On Tuesday, six days into Joe Biden's administration, it became clear why Susan Rice, hitherto a foreign policy specialist, was...

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Jonah Goldberg: Biden needs to set even more ambitious vaccination goals

We are far from the destination, but the return to normalcy has begun — and so have the normal games presidents play. Donald...

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Rich Lowry: "Free speech for me, but not for thee"

Long a stalwart defender of the First Amendment, the American media is now having second thoughts. For decades, it was a...

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Point of View: Use school choice to live your family's values

As a child growing up in Colombia, attending a private bilingual school was a great privilege and a blessing that I never took...

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Point of View: The hurtful use of Holocaust analogies

Last week at a Broken Arrow City Council meeting, a resident decided to use Holocaust imagery, including images of Anne Frank...

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Cal Thomas: Is modern media more biased than before?

There is a perception, supported by many surveys, that what passes for contemporary journalism is more biased, even...

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Point of View: Spreading the word about Earned Income Tax Credit

Supporting Oklahoma families and working to grow small businesses have been two of my focal points while in political office....

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Opinion: With COVID, don't let your guard down!

This disease was the most feared of its time. It hit without warning, requiring long quarantine periods in which relatives were...

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Point of View: Developing tomorrow's leaders through mentorship today

If you have ever had a mentor, you know how positive and impactful one can be. After the continuous turmoil we have experienced...

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Clarence Page: Pragmatism is the focus of my 1776 Unites essay

I have an extra reason to be pleased that President Joe Biden has revoked the Trump administration’s 1776 Report, released on...

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Point of View: Let's remove barriers to getting Oklahoma voters engaged

The 2020 presidential election saw record voter turnout as citizens overcame barriers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to make...

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Point of View: This country needs the Electoral College

Many arguments for the so-called popular vote are based on a misreading of history. The foundational premise of the...

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Jonah Goldberg: Both sides need to condemn bad actors

As many feared, after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, a mob unleashed destruction. They stormed the Democratic Party...

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Point of View: Financial bridge available to Oklahoma families seeking education alternative

One of the most sacred values in our society is encouraging nurturing parents to raise children based on the academic and...

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Rich Lowry: No, there won't be unity

After the events of Jan. 6, there is much to be said for more unity, or at least less poisonous division, and Biden’s emphasis...

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Michael Barone: Biden's heartfelt appeal for unity likely to be unavailing

"We must end this uncivil war," Joe Biden proclaimed Wednesday shortly after he became the 46th president. Hours earlier, in...

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John Kass: Biden seeks an end to ‘uncivil war,’ but will he defend free speech?

As Joe Biden was sworn in as our 46th president, he delivered a simple yet eloquent speech about America’s “uncivil war” and...

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Cal Thomas: For Trump, what might have been

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” — John Greenleaf Whittier There are many...

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Rediscovering America: A quiz on presidential inaugurations

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who will be the 46th president of the United States, takes place Jan. 20. The...

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New administration point-counterpoint: Brace yourself, change is coming

On Jan. 20, the Biden administration will enter the Oval Office in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, with the...

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New administration point-counterpoint: Biden's perilous congressional road map in 2021

If you thought 2020 was a surprising year, 2021 will give it a run for its money. As President-elect Joe Biden enters the White...

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Point of View: MLK's call to service against hunger

It was Martin Luther King Jr. who called us to action saying, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Each of us...

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Point of View: Apprenticeships provide economic solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and has had a serious impact on workers in certain industries. During this...

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Point of View: Oklahoma governor's worrisome spin about coronavirus and schools

Gov. Kevin Stitt continues to misrepresent public health research and U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines while...

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Rich Lowry: The Flight 93 post-election

President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested — he...

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Clarence Page: Twitter’s action against Trump opens a can of First Amendment worms

Ironies abound in the debate over free speech, now that Twitter has taken away President Donald Trump’s favorite bullhorn. “We...

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Michael Barone: From impeaching incitement to canceling conservatism

It wasn't just Donald Trump's detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking his feed...

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Jonah Goldberg: Violence at Capitol was horrific, but don’t lose sight of the attempted theft

An attempted bank robber who doesn’t hurt anybody is still guilty of attempted bank robbery. If someone gets hurt, though, the...

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USA Today Opinion: Impeach Donald Trump, start Senate trial without delay

President Donald Trump incited thousands to march on Capitol Hill last week, where they sacked America's seat of government in...

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Point of View: Collective response with vaccine is a must

It is the beginning of the end. Three coronavirus vaccines have shown promising results, and the first wave of vaccinations is...

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Point of View: Lankford, Bice, Cole should resign over Jan. 6 events

On the morning of Jan. 6, a violent takeover was instigated at our nation’s capital during the ceremonial counting of Electoral...

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Cal Thomas: Free speech is being tested again

Twitter and Facebook have permanently banned President Trump from their social platforms. Former National Security Adviser...

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Point-Counterpoint: No, removing the president now lacks precedent

There’s no doubt Jan. 6 will be remembered as a dark day in American history. But was the breaching of the U.S. Capitol by...

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Point-Counterpoint: Yes, Trump must go

The scene at Capitol Hill on Wednesday was surreal. A violent mob, egged on by President Trump, attacked a building that stands...

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Point of View: Omni Hotel makes Oklahoma City's future that much brighter

The new Omni Hotel is about to become the latest jewel of downtown Oklahoma City's expanding skyline. Set to open Jan. 26, the...

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Point of View: Attacks on Epic hurt kids, discourage innovation in public education

America is a land of innovators. From the invention of the telephone in 1876 to the release of the first iPhone in 2007, we...

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Point of View: The day that jolted Congress back to life

The mob that breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But...

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USA Today: Trump triggers the American carnage he vowed in his inaugural address to stop

In a divided America, the events that unfolded on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon should unite us all. In a universal sense...

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Point of View: Private philanthropy is the indespensible force in the pandemic

As 2020 came to a close, Congress finally agreed on COVID-19 relief measures — and President Trump signed them into law — after...

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Point of View: Oklahoma AG can right these wrongs

One of the first things Mike Hunter did when he became Oklahoma's attorney general was to right a wrong that happened years...

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Point of View: Where is concern over national debt?

When Barack Obama assumed office in 2009, the national debt was about $10 trillion. When Obama left office in 2017, the debt...

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Clarence Page: Politics in 2021 — Will the blurring of reality and fantasy continue?

President Donald Trump is on his way out of the White House, but not much else seems as certain. If anything, 2020 will be...

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Point of View: Electoral College needs to be scrapped

I strongly disagree with your contention that the “Electoral College serves us well” (Our Views, Dec. 18). The fact that twice...

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Point of View: Developing the future of aerospace education in Oklahoma

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” The statement, while simple, is profound. We gain...

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Clarence Page: When Hollywood came to my Ohio hometown

Among other momentous events, I’ll remember 2020 as the year when, decades after leaving my Ohio hometown, Hollywood brought it...

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Point of View: 2020 the worst year ever? Not quite

Humans don’t rule the world, it turns out. COVID-19 is too small to see, as President Trump pointed out. It has still killed...

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Cal Thomas: A better 2021?

I don’t like making predictions for a new year because they are just guesses and like palm readers, fortune tellers and...

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Point of View: Amazed, grateful for care provided while hospitalized for COVID

As someone who spent Dec. 19-25 in an isolated COVID-19 floor of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, I want to commend the brave...

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Steven Moore: After 40 years, Mitch Rutledge has paid his debt to society

Nearly everyone has seen the classic movie "The Shawshank Redemption." Well, it turns out there is a real life "Red" Redding,...

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Rich Lowry: Behold, the delivery revolution

It's been a terrible year for the American worker, with a notable bright spot courtesy of one of the tech firms in the...

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Point of View: Don’t let COVID relief packages be a bridge to nowhere

In March, our elected leaders in Congress developed a broad-based COVID-19 relief package designed to build a bridge over the...

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Point of View: To stem pandemic, public health action plan urgently needed

Our haphazard and disjointed COVID-19 pandemic response is worsening this national catastrophe. Although vaccines provide a...

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Point of View: How to help others with their anxieties and depression

Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety or depression and you do not know what to do? It can be...

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Jonah Goldberg: Ted Cruz shows why the GOP isn’t going back to Reaganism

Throughout Donald Trump’s captivity of the GOP, many Republicans have held fast to the hope that after he leaves office, the...

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Point of View: Canceling student debt would narrow the racial wealth gap, stimulate the economy

President-elect Joe Biden has the power on day one as president to help close the racial wealth gap and stimulate the economy...

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Point of View: Canceling student debt by presidential decree is wrong on many levels

If you lent someone money to start a business that made big bucks, you would expect to be repaid, right? You took a risk and...

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Cal Thomas: The power of Christmas

Of all the great and small events of 1991, the death of CBS News’ "60 Minutes" co-host Harry Reasoner probably rates near the...

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Cal Thomas: Gifts that keep on giving

A phrase one hears this time of year is about gifts that “keep on giving.” Most store-bought gifts are soon forgotten, but are...

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Opinion: Program making a lasting difference to Oklahoma's outdoors

For those of us who love the outdoors, our hope is to leave Oklahoma in better shape than when we first took steps into the...

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Point of View: Continued silence from Lankford, Inhofe is no longer an option

For nearly two months, soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump and some of his supporters have filed numerous challenges...

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USA Today Opinion: Relief deal reached after Americans were left feeling abandoned

Now that Congress has finally reached a deal on COVID-19 relief, it would be nice to say the system worked. But it didn’t,...

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Point of View: Tribe's unilateral actions hurt Oklahoma oil-gas businesses

As someone active in Oklahoma’s oil industry, I am dismayed at the recent actions of the Seminole Nation. Attempting to create...

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Point of View: A "course correction" on Medicaid

Every year, the cost of Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the result of blind luck. The vagaries of the health status of the...

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Rich Lowry: Trump should not pardon Snowden

No one will ever accuse President Donald Trump of being overly careful in his exercise of his pardon power. So, it makes sense...

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Jonah Goldberg: Give globalism its due for speedy vaccine rollout

In normal times, most people don’t think of vaccines as a political issue at all. But a small minority — one that defies easy...

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Point of View: Support the adoption community this holiday season

Home can have many meanings to different people. Home is as much a feeling as it is a place. Everyone deserves a chance to feel...

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Point of View: Without re-entry support, I didn't stand a chance

Several years ago, if you had told me I could succeed after prison, I might not have believed it. I grew up in a middle-class...

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Point of View: How a Biden administration can lower military suicides

If the incoming Biden administration wants to tamp down the troubling rise in military and veteran suicides, it needs a much...

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Stephen Moore: Potential 900% tariffs on mattresses could wallop consumers

When import tariffs are under discussion in Washington, D.C., they typically revolve around rates of 5% to 25% on foreign...

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Point of View: A COVID deal both sides might go for

Cowards. Liars. Traitors. Those are some of the nicer terms that my fellow liberals have been hurling at Republicans who...

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Opinion: Oklahoma's medical marijuana program needs evidence-based educational resources

On Monday, Dec. 14, Oklahoma legislators are scheduled to discuss the current state of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program,...

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Point of View: Raising resilient Oklahomans

Three years ago, the Potts Family Foundation began a journey like nothing we had pursued before. We purchased a license to show...

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Point of View: Reclaiming grace for a new year

When 2020 began, no one could have imagined what this year would look like. Within a short time, COVID-19 made our world — and...

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Point of View: Oklahoma's $60 billion miracle

Ten years ago, I wrote an op-ed titled “Oklahoma needs to celebrate entrepreneurs.” The message was simple, yet surprisingly...

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The glory of President Trump's judges

One of President Donald Trump's foremost achievements has been to erect a formidable obstacle to his own post-election legal...

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USA Today Opinion: Five ways to increase trust and persuade Americans to get vaccinated

Even as the first two coronavirus vaccines near federal approval for emergency use, the next obstacle on the pathway out of...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trumpism is unlikely to be an enduring ideology

In the aftermath of President Trump’s 2016 victory, many of his supporters wanted to construct an ideological worldview that...

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Point of View: Oklahoma needs to address preventable child deaths

Imagine this headline: “350 Oklahoma infants to die in 2021.” During a normal year, this would shock most of us. While the...

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Opinion: Inhofe on the right side in defense bill spat with Trump

Few, if any, members of the U.S. Senate have supported President Trump more earnestly and consistently than Oklahoma’s Jim...

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Point of View: A plea to help vulnerable Oklahoma children during this pandemic

Positive Tomorrows was the scene of a recent protest. A kindergarten student discovered there would be no school the week of...

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Point of View: Oklahoma's governor needs to sacrifice, lead

Much has been said about Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent day of prayer and fasting. Many in the community participated and look...

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Point of View: Hunker down with a nonprofit

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading epidemiologist, recently told a Harvard Medical School audience it’s time to “hunker...

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Cal Thomas: Trump is still winning on the economy

Some people can’t handle success. The latest jobs report shows that despite the pandemic, President Trump’s policies of lower...

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Point of View: Response to day of prayer the same as it ever was

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent announcement of a day of fasting in Oklahoma led to a round of grumbling that made its way all the...

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Stephen Moore: Trump shouldn't fall for Pelosi's gambit

Judging from the media's collective primal scream this weekend, you would think the American economy were lying flat on its...

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Point of View: COVID-19 threatens education in low-income countries. Here are 3 ways to help.

COVID-19 has upended education in the US and around the world. For students in this country without access to computers and the...

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Point of View: Oklahoma families cannot wait any longer for relief

Normally, my extended family gathers to celebrate Christmas together. This year, I will stay home. There will be nothing to...

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Point of View: Technology tools helping Oklahoma residents

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the spring, many states have been overwhelmed by as much as $26 billion in unemployment...

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Navy undersecretary: The enduring need for U.S. sea power

Seventy-nine years ago, Imperial Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. One of the greatest...

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Rich Lowry: The conspiracy theory that could hand Joe Biden the Senate

There is no evidence that Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are secretly working for the Democratic National Committee, but no one has...

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Point of View: COVID-19 financial, legal relief still available for Oklahoma residents, families

I heard a story recently about an Oklahoma City resident who had three months of living expenses in savings. Then the COVID-19...

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Jonah Goldberg: Conspiracy theories have no place in serious conservatism

You aren’t a conservative if you believe in conspiracy theories. Before I defend this statement, I should say that as a general...

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Michael Barone: Democrats reaping what they sow

"My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad," left-wing writer Sally Kohn tweeted the day of the 2016...

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Point of View: A day of prayer and the common good

I am grateful to Gov. Kevin Stitt for calling Oklahomans to unite Dec. 3 on a day of prayer and fasting. This is a wise call to...

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Point of View: Oklahoma lawmakers should look at extending foster care

For more than 23,000 American teenagers, the excitement of turning 18 is overshadowed by a sense of dread, uncertainty and...

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Jonah Goldberg: Republicans need to find a way out of this mess

“How do we get out of this?” That’s the question preoccupying the right these days. The specific “this” varies, but what unites...

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Opinion: In COVID fight, "lost liberties" argument is shortsighted

COVID-19 has killed more than 265,000 Americans. About 406,000 American soldiers died during World War II, and even...

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Opinion: The importance of cannabis testing

Recent numbers from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority show that in the two years since medical marijuana became legal in...

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Cal Thomas: Worship the state, or else

In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That’s because dictators believe citizens...

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Point of View: Oklahoma Standards means including everyone

While government officials should not promote religion at all, when they choose to do so in spite of constitutional concerns,...

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Rich Lowry: Thanksgiving is not a lie

We live in a time of heedless iconoclasm, and so one of the country's oldest traditions is under assault. Thanksgiving is...

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Michael Barone: GOP retains a marginal advantage in redistricting

One of the many big surprises in this month's surprising election was the Democrats' failure to overturn Republican majorities...

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Jonah Goldberg: Conservatism a mere tool for today's Republicans

In 1965, William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review magazine and, as much as anyone, of modern American conservatism,...

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Point of View: Giving thanks "in all circumstances"

“He preached as a dying man to dying men.” Rev. John Burns’ congregation in Lawrence, Massachusetts, knew he was suffering from...

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Rep. Frank Lucas: As COVID-19 winter approaches, Oklahoma must act

Oklahoma set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations last week, and the United States reached a grim milestone of more than...

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Stephen Moore: Paris climate treaty puts America last

Here we are in the midst of the second wave of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened and millions of...

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Point of View: A plea for personal responsiblity

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s guiding philosophy over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic has been “personal responsibility.” He refuses...

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Thanksgiving Counterpoint: Still plenty of reasons for conservatives to be thankful

Lockdowns for churchgoers but not protesters. Election fraud. Media bias and social media censorship that’s been worse than...

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Thanksgiving Point: Left is thankful for our (imperfect) democracy

This year has brought significant hardship to millions of Americans. We have endured an unprecedented pandemic, a major...

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Point of View: Time to stop the nonsense in Washington

The election is over. The challenges to this country are not. America is in crises of unprecedented proportions. Much is at...

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Point of View: Privatizing Medicaid not the right solution for Oklahoma

Something everybody can agree on in 2020: Health care is expensive. It affects our personal finances, local economies and the...

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Point of View: The tragic case of Cathy Lamb and the question of mercy

When is enough enough? At what point does mercy alight on our shoulders? How can we achieve grace amid the suffering? I often...

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Cal Thomas: Justice Alito and warning signs

Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous...

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Jonah Goldberg: To the end, Trump’s presidency is all about him

“Despite the Left’s attempts to undermine this Election, I will NEVER stop fighting for YOU,” President Trump assured me in a...

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Point of View: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address still speaks to us

On Nov. 19, 1863, when Abraham Lincoln stood up to deliver brief remarks at a hillside cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, no...

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Clarence Page: How "defund the police" sabotaged Democrats on Election Day

Democrats won the White House, whether President Donald Trump wants to face that non-alternative fact or not. But, as the...

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Opinion: Regarding COVID, wake up and smell the coffee

Except I can’t — I have COVID-19. Overnight, I lost my sense of smell and turned into a statistic — an Oklahoma statistic, a...

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Gleanings: Reaction to good news about a COVID vaccine

Here are some of the reactions to Monday’s news from drug maker Moderna that its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective...

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Point of View: For Trump, grasping at legal straws nothing new

Donald Trump’s greatest skill as a businessman is using the courts to turn failure into success. He has led companies into...

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Cal Thomas: Who needs faith advisers?

If I am deficient in my knowledge about chemistry, or a medical issue, or what kind of car to buy, I consult people who know...

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Point of View: America's political realignment is still underway

It has become commonplace to say that America is undergoing a political realignment, as working class and rural people become...

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Point of View: Post-election, nonprofits will need a seat at the table

It was only 35 years ago when many of us didn’t wear seatbelts. Car seats for babies and children weren’t the norm. We laugh...

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Point of View: Health information exchange helps in COVID-19 fight

As COVID-19 cases surge across Oklahoma, we continue to recognize front-line heroes who put their lives on the line: doctors,...

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Rich Lowry: The completely insane Electoral College strategy

Why limit yourself to the far-fetched when the utterly fantastical is an option? President Donald Trump's challenges of the...

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Michael Barone: A country where people are afraid to tell pollsters what they think

"I like a good contrarian argument as much as the next guy," tweets mild-mannered RealClearPolitics senior elections analyst...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump-GOP marriage heading toward ugly divorce

Bad marriages usually lead to ugly divorces, and that’s where the GOP is heading. After Donald Trump secured the Republican...

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Cal Thomas: Where should evangelicals turn now?

Evangelical Christians have unquestionably been a loyal and largely unmovable base of support for President Trump since he has...

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Clarence Page: Time for both parties to examine themselves

Call me skeptical, but something doesn’t make sense about President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden...

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Point of View: Don’t just thank veterans for their service; Ask them hard questions

“Thank you for your service.” Every veteran learns his or her own way to respond to those reflexively stated words from our...

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Oklahoma City physicians: Wearing a mask isn't political

As we come out of a national election, it is apparent there is disagreement on a number of issues. The country feels divided...

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Lankford: State in touch with the veterans in your life

Veterans Day represents an opportunity to thank our heroes and reflect on how our nation serves those who served us. Some of...

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Point of View: Voter fraud's greatest hits

Votes were still being cast in the 2020 presidential election when accusations of voter fraud began making the rounds. As the...

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Opinion: Anonymous shell companies need to go

As a sheriff, I face all kinds of criminals. Investigating shootings, preventing assaults, maintaining public order — all are...

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Point of View: Biden energy plan means dark days for Americans

Oklahomans thawing out from October’s ice storm may have gotten a sneak peek at a future fueled by presidential candidate Joe...

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Opinion: Maintaining election integrity is vitally important

Standing position inside the undisclosed ballot drop-off site, I could see the ballots being unboxed and categorized by region...

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Rich Lowry: Trump's staying power

Pending the outcome in a few key states, Donald Trump may be leaving the White House, but he's not exiting the room. The...

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Point of View: Lessons learned from first wave can keep our homes safe from COVID-19

For the past eight months, we have all lived in a sea of information — and misinformation — about the coronavirus, as it has...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump was right — the election was about him

At rally in Wisconsin the day before the election, President Trump was talking about the choice between him and Joe Biden. He...

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Clarence Page: Are we a ‘democracy’ or a ‘republic’? How about both?

Are we a “republic” or a “democracy?” Every time I think this question — a golden oldie for grade school civics classes, high...

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Cal Thomas: It's time for meaningful reforms to election process

The pollsters got it wrong again. Some claimed going into Tuesday’s election that Joe Biden had an unbeatable margin of 17...

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Point of View: COVID, competition and community

Catastrophic. That’s the only way I know how to describe what has happened to the live events industry. This shutdown has had...

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Point of View: Protect one another to keep our kids in school

COVID fatigue is real. Nowhere is that more evident than in our schools. Oklahoma public schools working hard to provide...

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Jonah Goldberg: Pandemic and politics aside, it’s a great time to be alive

Whatever is going to happen with the election is going to happen. The polls have been stable for literally years now, and as of...

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Point of View: Oklahoma leaders have embraced mental health as priority health concerns

Today there are many more people, including policymakers, law enforcement and families, advocating for the need to prioritize...

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Point of View: Five myths about America's elections

During my misspent youth as a GOP political consultant, one of the lessons I learned is that elections are fundamentally a game...

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Point of View: Medicaid managed care is the right idea for Oklahoma

Recently, Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority invited private-sector Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to...

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Point of View: Count every vote

In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in most of our lifetimes to...

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Point of View: Here's the truth about Oklahoma's SQ 805

Oklahoma’s legal system is adversarial by nature, and it has become increasingly rare for prosecutors and defense attorneys to...

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Point of View: SQ 805 is well indended, yet more dangerous to Oklahoma families than it appears

Over 20 years, I have had the honor to work with thousands of crime victims. I know their stories and the profound damage...

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Rich Lowry: Justice Kavanaugh is right about Wisconsin's ballot deadline

For now, Vladimir Putin has been supplanted as the chief threat to the integrity of the presidential election by an American in...

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Michael Barone: The perils of political trifectas

If the final election returns, when they finally come in, match the current polls, then Joe Biden's Democrats will win a...

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Clarence Page: Don’t let politics come between friends

As an old feminist movement slogan goes, “the personal is political.” Unfortunately, in today’s polarized atmosphere you may...

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Point of View: Changing clocks twice a year hurts your wallet, health

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, and most Americans — those not living in Arizona, Hawaii, or our outlying...

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Jonah Goldberg: GOP disdain for big cities is a losing strategy

“God bless real Michigan. God bless real America. God bless the greatest president in our lifetime, Donald Trump,” Ted Nugent...

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Point of View: Oklahoma voters should protect TSET's resources

State Question 814 threatens decades of progress to make Oklahoma healthier. This ballot initiative would take invaluable...

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Point of View: Oklahoma voters should protect TSET, reject SQ 814

We have all heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” No situation is more applicable than State Question 814, a...

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Cal Thomas: Oil and America’s energy future

During last Thursday’s debate, Joe Biden said his goal as president would be to “transition away from the oil industry.” He has...

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Point of View: Moving Oklahoma's public health lab is a bad idea

Moving Oklahoma’s public health lab from Oklahoma City to a temporary site in Stillwater during a pandemic is the wrong move...

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Stephen Moore: Is stock market telling us Trump will win?

Why is the stock market so high? I get asked this riddle every day. The standard answers we hear are that the market is...

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Election Day Point: A holiday? Yes, but other reforms are needed, too

Americans should have options to vote in a secure and accessible way. One possibility many have raised is making Election Day a...

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Election Day Counterpoint: No to Election Day as a national holiday

If you want to make Election Day a national holiday because you believe American workers should have more days off to hang out...

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Point of View: Post-COVID, flexibility and breathing room will drive workplace design

Early on, the COVID-19 pandemic demanded organizations embrace a dispersed workplace structure. Once-bustling buildings were...

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Your Views Sunday, Oct. 25

Is it not time to reconsider mask mandate? George Bernard Shaw said, "Those who cannot change their minds cannot change...

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'Oh, that's a big statement'

From the debate Thursday night between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden: Kristen Welker: Would you...

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Point of View: Stillwater is the right move for Oklahoma's public health lab

We recently announced the Oklahoma State Public Health Lab will be moving locations to Stillwater. As with any change, there...

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Point of View: SQ 805 is bad policy for Oklahoma

Elections can sometimes be like taking an exam in high school. Did I study enough? Am I going to be better off just marking...

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Michael Barone: Both candidates' risky strategies

Are both presidential candidates trying to lose? Or at least pursuing campaign strategies that put them at grave risk of...

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Rich Lowry: There isn't a Russian under every bed

The Russians haven't loomed so large as a sinister hand influencing the course of American society since the Red Scares of the...

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Point of View: Stop letting people like Jeff Lowe own tigers

Any accredited animal sanctuary owner will tell you: Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness,” fell devastatingly...

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Clarence Page: Americans have long been sucked into conspiracy theories

I’m no less shocked than anybody else by the rise of the wacky QAnon conspiracy theory-turned-movement in this election year,...

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Your Views Wednesday, Oct. 21

Proper training needed for online teaching COVID-19 has changed the way we view the world around us. It has especially made us...

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Point of View: Choose healthy news over junk

From an early age, we try to teach children the importance of eating nutritious, balanced meals so they mature to be strong and...

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Jonah Goldberg: Barrett's "originalist" stance the only one that makes sense

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is an “originalist.” Given that originalism is a term coined by...

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Point of View: Vote on modernizing Oklahoma City's charter

The firehose of news and information about the Nov. 3 election can overwhelm even the most informed voters. For many Oklahoma...

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Cal Thomas: Biden should be pressed on son's dealings

Can Joe Biden be trusted? It was President Richard Nixon who said in the midst of the enveloping Watergate scandal: “People...

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Point of View: Inhofe needs to act to help medically fragile kids in military families

Medically fragile children in military families are not getting the home care they need. Without swift action from Oklahoma...

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Point of View: Reform Oklahoma's prisons? Yes, but vote no on SQ 805

The marketing in favor of State Question 805 has been most enticing. The way it appears, who wouldn’t vote yes? Many Oklahomans...

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Rich Lowry: Confirmation hearings shouldn't be so worthless

Amy Coney Barrett acquitted herself very well at her confirmation hearings, which means, quite often, she refused to answer...

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Michael Barone: Court packing is no hypothetical

On Monday, Joe Biden finally broke his monthslong silence on court packing. Previously, he refused to take a stand — "whatever...

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Cal Thomas: National debt, the unmentioned issue in this campaign

“Debt is the worst poverty.” — Thomas Fuller, 17th-century English churchman and historian No reporter asks about it. The...

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Clarence Page: How hatred became all the rage in our politics

Are we Americans hating more now but enjoying it less? Let me count the ways: A self-styled “militia” group is charged by the...

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Jonah Goldberg: Biden blew it on the court-packing question

With each passing day, Joe Biden’s campaign strategy looks more brilliant. From the outset, Biden refused to make himself the...

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Point of View: Mental health advocacy requires a simple skill: listen

Most people have some level of awareness that mental illness exists and likely know someone who is directly affected or have...

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Point of View: SQ 805 harms Oklahoma's most vulnerable

Our 25-year-old daughter has special needs. She was working at a sheltered workshop, a facility that employs people with...

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Jonah Goldberg: Is America really a democracy?

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has been tweeting some interesting things. During last week's vice presidential debate, Lee declared on...

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Point of View: Lobbyists, special interests will benefit in Biden's climate justice plan

The first two debates have been hard to watch at times. But then again, politics can be ugly. Among many statements, former...

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Point of View: OKC should drop panhandling ordinance appeal

The Oklahoma City Council is considering appealing its unconstitutional anti-panhandling ordinance passed in 2015, this time at...

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Point of View: The true impact of State Question 805

There have been a lot of stories and speculation surrounding State Question 805. Unfortunately, many of these narratives are...

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Rich Lowry: President Trump is letting down his side

If this is the most important election of our lifetimes, is it too much to ask that the president of the United States act like...

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Opinion: Time to fight back against virus villians of fall and winter

The virus villains of fall and winter, such as the common cold, influenza, pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses, are about...

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Michael Barone: Lockdown enthusiasts' risk aversion is producing a more unequal society

Now that Donald Trump exited from Walter Reed Hospital and the vice presidential debate aired, let's turn to an apolitical...

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Jonah Goldberg: Is Trump’s treatment an example of VIP syndrome?

A few years before he died, my friend Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist turned Pulitzer-winning political commentator, told...

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Rich Lowry: They've got nothing on Amy Coney Barrett

The Supreme Court fight of the century is, so far, a fizzle. The ratio of progressive outrage over the nomination of federal...

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Clarence Page: Trump’s sunny outlook casts gloomy shadows

Three days after he quietly slipped away to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of his COVID-19...

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Point of View: In a post-COVID-19 world, authentic brands are best positioned for success

Local and national businesses have had to pivot dramatically because of the pandemic. While our grandparents might talk about a...

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Point of View: Investment in arts, culture needed for Oklahoma to thrive

Oklahoma’s goal of becoming a Top 10 state was impacted by COVID. We still can achieve that status if our leaders commit to...

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Cal Thomas: The ultimate October Surprise

President Trump’s infection with COVID-19 adds to a year no fiction writer could have contrived. The image of Trump walking out...

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Stephen Moore: Just who is the real blue-collar president?

One thing we learned from the debate in Cleveland last week, when President Trump wasn't interrupting, is that Joe Biden makes...

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Point of View: A chance to fix OK County jail, stop the spread

“Fix the jail” has been the ongoing theme by Oklahoma County residents since the building was constructed. Now the leadership...

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Point of View: Amid pandemic, needs are greater than ever

Curbside Chronicle vendor Boris and his family were one step away from ending their homelessness when COVID-19 stalled their...

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Point of View: Two decades of creating brighter futures for Oklahoma children

Twenty years ago, we had just begun a new millennium. It gave us a fresh outlook on many things, including the way Oklahomans...

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Rich Lowry: Trump's abdication on health care

"If you want to make God laugh," Woody Allen once famously said, paraphrasing a Yiddish proverb, "tell him about your plans."...

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Michael Barone: Worst presidential debate ever

"Chaos." "Painful." "Dispiriting." "The worst presidential debate in American history." "The lowest point in American political...

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Point of View: Elements of the Catholic vote

In this year’s presidential race, one candidate is Catholic and both political parties would like a share of the Catholic vote...

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Debate Counterpoint: There were two candidates on stage, but only one adult

It took all of 10 seconds for the first of three presidential debates between Joe Biden and President Trump to devolve into yet...

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Debate Point: As bad as it can get

Well, at least it wasn’t boring, because we needed a little more rancor and yelling to round out 2020. Perhaps a cable news...

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Clarence Page: What happens to Trumpism after Trump? Auditions are underway

As a liberal about most political matters, I am not delighted that President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative Judge...

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Point of View: A vote for SQ 805 is a vote for justice

People throughout the country are aware of Oklahoma's high incarceration rate. We know that a criminal justice system should...

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Point of View: Many unintended consequences to SQ 805

Breaking the cycle of crime that has been wrecking generations and communities is one of the most important things I will ever...

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Jonah Goldberg: Times owes an explanation for 1619 Project reversal

Something strange is going on with The New York Times and the 1619 Project. By now you’ve probably heard of the 1619 Project....

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Point of View: With high court picks, play is the same for both parties

Since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a cascade of commentators has insisted that our constitutional principles and...

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Point of View: The GOP's dishonest, dangerous approach to filling court seat

Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised no one with his decision following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Trump’s...

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Point of View: Confirmation process an exercise of power, chance

Sen. Mitch McConnell serves as the architect in a decades-long movement to confirm an army of federal judges who share an...

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Michael Barone: Who is violating norms these days?

Norms, we are told, matter. Violating norms, recklessly disregarding norms — these are charges on which President Donald Trump...

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Point of View: SQ 805 recognizes Oklahomans are not that bad

Oklahoma has an incarceration problem, bouncing between 49th and 50th nationally in the number of incarcerated individuals per...

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Jonah Goldberg: Deal on court vacancy would make sense, but will never happen

I’ll confess: There was a time when I would have considered the question facing Republicans a no-brainer. Of course they should...

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Point of View: Supreme Court brawls torch our Constitution

It has now been just over 233 years since 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution following...

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Point of View: Oklahoma schools are facing their own pandemic

State leaders have talked about making Oklahoma one of the nation’s top 10 states in education. But recently, Oklahoma fell one...

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Clarence Page: ‘Notorious RBG’ will be remembered for victories yet to come

I hear that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s law clerks had to explain to her that her increasingly popular nickname, “Notorious RBG,” was...

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Point of View: Teaching the practice of a different type of medicine

In many ways, 2020 has opened our eyes to what has long been a public health concern: racial injustice. As part of an academic...

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Your Views Wednesday, Sept. 23

Inhofe owes many Oklahomans an apology I believe it is the job of our U.S. senators to represent all Oklahomans. And yet, in a...

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Point of View: Open the presidential debates

In the current election there is a presidential candidate who holds a Ph.D, ran a successful technology business for many...

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Cal Thomas: The conservative moment

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives conservatives and Republicans what they claim to have wanted...

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Point of View: Be careful with broad-brush approach to occupational licensing reform

“States need to cut licensing red tape permanently” (Point of View, Sept. 9) describes a push to weaken occupational licensing...

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Point of View: COVID escalating the need to pass Lymphedema Treatment Act

I have lived my whole life with primary lymphedema — swelling in my feet and legs due to the faulty development of my lymphatic...

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Point of View: Meat producers trying to herd competitors out of Oklahoma

As anyone who has walked through a grocery aisle knows, a product’s name is usually the biggest thing on its label. Think of a...

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Point of View: Plan paves way to better roads, bridges in Oklahoma

A recent study showed Oklahoma to have one of the lowest gas taxes in the nation (44th to be exact), yet we probably have more...

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Point of View: A police crisis is coming

American policing is heading for a crisis. Cops are going to keep showing up for work. But they are going to stop performing...

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Rich Lowry: Trump's "play it down" debacle

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward's soon-to-be-released "Rage," and it's Trump's...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump aside, Hispanic vote is not a given for Democrats

As ambivalent as I am about a Donald Trump victory — or, for that matter, a Joe Biden one — there is one scenario I would...

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Point of View: A conservative defense of the Black National Anthem

The start of the professional football season will spark a new chapter in the controversy over the playing of the Star-Spangled...

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Michael Barone: The campaign is at knife's edge

The presidential campaign is at knife's edge. Both parties' campaigns assume that patterns of support will closely resemble...

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Jonah Goldberg: In American politics today, the center is a lonely place to be

Who is a moderate now? Who’s a centrist? Until recently, the answer to such questions was primarily ideological. Centrists were...

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Point of View: States need to cut licensing red tape permanently

As President Trump continues to take deregulatory action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, states have taken similar measures...

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Cal Thomas: Another day older and deeper in debt

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that the American government will soon reach a debt level equaling its...

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Labor Point-Counterpoint: What is our government doing to labor?

America has lost more than 12 million jobs in the past six months. An estimated 12 million people have lost their...

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Labor point-counterpoint: Workplace transformation will affect everyone, even labor unions

The Labor Day holiday dates to the early 20th century and envisioned as a public celebration of “the strength and esprit de...

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Point of View: Cutting red tape helps American workers

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where President Trump highlighted how...

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Point of View: How we're fixing Oklahoma's broken benefits system

In late May, as COVID-19 cases soared in the state, unemployed Oklahomans struggled to get any resolution to their claims in an...

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Your Views Sunday, Sept. 6

Common sense and logic lose again An Oklahoma City ordinance banning panhandlers in the medians was declared unconstitutional...

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Point of View: Education the key to breaking cycle of poverty

At Feed the Children, we understand the importance of education and believe it is one of the best ways to break the cycle of...

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Point of View: Illegal and cruel greyhound training tarnishes Oklahoma's reputation

Animal cruelty has again reared its ugly head in Oklahoma, with new surveillance video revealing the killing of jackrabbits for...

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Point of View: Pandemic contributing to increasing overdose trends and deaths

Some of the recent statistics indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is driving fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses. Clinical labs,...

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Point of View: Bubble has burst for Oklahoma prisoners

The bubble has burst for our Thunder and for our state’s prisoners. Neither wished it were so. The Thunder had been living in...

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Michael Barone: Were the lockdowns a mistake?

Were the lockdowns a mistake? To that nagging question, the answer increasingly seems to be yes. Certainly, they were a...

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Rich Lowry: Democrats should curb their enthusiasm for mail-in voting

There's a giant scheme afoot to disenfranchise voters in November — it's called mail-in balloting. Mail-in voting has, like...

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Jonah Goldberg: Democrats can’t afford to let far left hijack the party

Last week, a mob of white protesters swarmed a white woman eating dinner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C....

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Point of View: Labor Day then and now — Is it still relevant?

Ask people what comes to mind with the mention of “Labor Day,” and you will most likely hear two responses: “Back to school”...

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Clarence Page: Biden’s familiar straight talk faces Trump’s doublespeak

He’s alive! After watching his widely praised speech at the socially distanced Democratic National Convention, I wondered when...

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Point of View: Federal court ruling in OKC case is a victory for the First Amendment

More than four years ago, Oklahoma City made it a crime to “stand, sit, or stay” on roadway medians to exercise the right of...

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Point of View: SQ 805 moves veterans from inmates to community members

All across Oklahoma, brave men and women enlist in the military, willing to risk their lives to protect our great nation. These...

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Cal Thomas: A tale of two conventions

The two political conventions are finally over. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, one convention promoted the best of times, the...

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Point of View: Silence of Oklahoma's majority party has been deafening

In the course of a few weeks, we have discovered that the governor has withheld information from the public concerning how...

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Point of View: Take action against hunger in Oklahoma

Today, we ask you to consider the reality that one in six Oklahomans faces food insecurity every day. This includes one in four...

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Michael Barone: Trump's Republicans scoring on issues Democrats wouldn't mention

You know the first two nights of the Republicans' virtual national convention have gone well when you see that Politico's...

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Rich Lowry: The Trump GOP isn't as different as you think

Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it's still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National...

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Snowden Point-Counterpoint: No, Trump should not pardon Edward Snowden

Presidents were given the pardon power for two principal reasons: one, in times of crisis, a timely pardon might be in the...

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Snowden Point-Counterpoint: Yes, Trump should pardon Edward Snowden

Former President Obama should have pardoned Edward Snowden. Now, it is up to President Trump to do what’s just. It is...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump campaign shouldn't take solace from Bush-Dukakis race

In July 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis enjoyed a 17-point lead against Vice President George H.W. Bush...

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Point of View: A working mom's choice to put her kids back into school

Last month, I put my kids back into daycare. Is it because I don’t care about my kids and dismiss the risk of COVID-19? Of...

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Cal Thomas: Disproving a negative

Labeling another person has become a popular political pastime. The intent is to use a label that is impossible to disprove no...

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Clarence Page: Missing from both conventions: Making jobs great again

A week after the Democrats convened under a platform that could best be summarized as “We’re not Donald Trump’s party,”...

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Point of View: Federal proposal would burden Oklahoma's small businesses

Federal legislators recently introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021. The legislation...

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Point of View: Importance of distancing measures can't be overstated

Historically, infectious diseases have been responsible for the greatest human death tolls. The Bubonic plague killed...

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Stephen Moore: A tale of two tax cuts

Democrats keep attacking President Donald Trump's idea of a payroll tax cut for 140 million American workers. At the Democratic...

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Point of View: Public school teachers deserve hazard pay

I am, and always have been, a strong supporter of our nation’s military. It is a critical component for the safety and...

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Point of View: Make it your business to be part of OKC's future

This summer, Oklahoma businesses have been trying to implement new processes and procedures to comply with Centers for Disease...

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Point of View: "Tiger King" zoo closed, but weak laws leave animals vulerable

The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, made famous by Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary, has finally closed to the public....

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Cal Thomas: The source of Republican problems

In a new book about her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, titled “How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest...

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Rich Lowry: The Democratic convention was a massive evasion

The number of Republicans speaking at the Democratic National Convention had progressives on edge. They shouldn't have fretted....

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Jonah Goldberg: Birtherism makes an unwelcome return in 2020 race

The Birtherism 2.0 brouhaha began the way so many do. A Trump sycophant, in this case Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis, handed...

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Michael Barone: Blue-red America differences could hurt Democrats

Give Politico's chief Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, some credit. After Michelle Obama's speech capping the first night...

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Clarence Page: The DNC’s TV party: More democratic, less conventional

If necessity is the mother of invention, as the old saying goes, then Democrats turned the necessity of convening a...

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Point of View: Recall efforts active in Oklahoma this year

While the response to the coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the national political landscape, it has also had a significant...

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Stephen Moore: V-shaped economic recovery requires freer trade, not tariffs

It seems obvious that President Trump is going to need a blockbuster economic revival if he hopes to win re-election in...

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Point of View: Are private schools really an option during COVID-19?

One of the many negative side effects of COVID-19 has been the turmoil faced by public school educators. School districts have...

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Point of View: Tinker AFB vital to Air Force sustainment and to Oklahoma

When I talk with people about the Oklahoma economy, usually the first thing that comes to mind is oil and gas. However, the...

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Cal Thomas: The Israeli-UAE agreement

Anything that reduces tensions in the Middle East and contributes to Israel’s security should be applauded. The agreement...

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Point of View: Health care middlemen driving up prescription drug prices

Oklahomans are concerned about the cost of prescription drugs. They should be. Total spending reached an eye-popping $335...

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Opinion Point-Counterpoint: Keeping schools closed will do more harm than good

As the dog days of summer drag on, schools throughout the country need to make decisions regarding their reopening procedures....

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Opinion Point-Counterpoint: Ditching accountability for schools should get failing grade

In the midst of the greatest threat to public health in our lifetimes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his...

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Point of View: Independent seniors imprisoned in their homes

My life’s work has been spent empowering, educating and equipping people so they can make informed decisions for themselves —...

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Point of View: What's a college degree worth in Oklahoma?

With some Oklahoma high school students facing quarantine after exposure to the coronavirus at places ranging from football...

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Rich Lowry: The QAnon rot in the GOP

QAnon is getting its first congresswoman. Marjorie Taylor Greene won a runoff in a Republican primary Tuesday in Georgia, all...

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Michael Barone: Biden-Harris/Trump-Pence race 'tightening'

Just as Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee, and a week before the Democrats' virtual national...

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Point of View: Historic ticket won't win over women, minorities

Kamala Harris is the first black woman and South Asian-American named to a presidential ticket. We can recognize and applaud...

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Point of View: Kamala Harris -- on the shoulders of giants

The nomination of Kamala Harris as the Democratic candidate for vice president is more than a political landmark. As the first...

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Point of View: Woman fights hunger, receives hefty fine

If you wanted to share food with a neighbor, would you expect to need the government’s permission first? And would you expect...

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Point of View: AG's agreement doesn't address Native domestic violence victims

In a recent op-ed in the Tulsa World, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter addressed how he and others are “tackling the...

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Clarence Page: Protesters? Sorry, they look like thieves to me

As shopkeepers and volunteers were sweeping up Monday after an overnight looting rampage through downtown Chicago’s ritziest...

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Point of View: Continuing the fight for fair maps in Oklahoma

With next year’s redistricting process approaching, politicians are gearing up for their chance to manipulate electoral...

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Point of View: The high cost of Oklahoma's incarceration crisis

What is the cost of keeping so many citizens in prison in Oklahoma? According to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, our...

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Point of View: Private schools provide stability for Oklahoma students, parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our way of life since March. But recent weeks have seen additional chaos as public...

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Stephen Moore: Investor immigrants will stimulate the economy

One way President Trump built the best economy in 30 years was by attracting nearly $1 trillion of foreign capital to these...

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Cal Thomas: Some reasonable concerns about all-mail voting

I begin with a personal story to make a greater point. Two weeks ago, I mailed an 8-by-10-inch envelope from a Miami post...

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Point of View: Now isn't the time to roll back our look into student learning

Some Democratic state legislators have asked State Superintendent Joy Hofeister to seek a federal opt out of student testing...

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Point of View: Coronavirus makes one thing clear: Andrew Yang was right

In February, quixotic Democrat Andrew Yang dropped out of the presidential race after failing to stoke enough excitement for...

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Point of View: Imagination is a muscle

For several weeks this summer my two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, stayed at my home. I was able to observe them at play and...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: Distance learning impacts those with disabilities

Some of my best friends have disabilities and special needs. They are some of the only people who will always be willing to...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: Lights, camera, action?

Do you love movies? Maybe you like watching them. Perhaps you love making them. As an aspiring actress in a small town, I...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: Oklahoma schools aren't equitable

The COVID-19 pandemic has not treated school districts equally. While some schools have the necessary resources to function...

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U.S. Ag Secretary: Amid pandemic, deploying rural broadband more important than ever

Access to high-speed broadband internet is not simply nice to have, it is a necessity in the 21st century. Investing in the...

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Michael Barone: Ticket balancing may be risky for Biden

If the presidential nominating process is the weakest part of our political system — and, perhaps not coincidentally, one not...

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Rich Lowry: Joe Biden's authoritarian VP finalist

Last year, Sen. Kamala Harris may have become the first presidential candidate in history to laugh derisively at the idea that...

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Jonah Goldberg: If mail-in voting will be a disaster, why isn’t Trump trying to prevent that?

President Trump’s delay-the-election trial balloon on Twitter last week was resoundingly denounced, and rightly so. Indeed, so...

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Opinion: With these numbers, how is reopening Oklahoma schools possible?

The New York Times reports that on June 1, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a seven-day average of 17 new COVID-19 cases...

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Point of View: No need for congressional fix after McGirt ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v Oklahoma has generated renewed interest in the investigation and prosecution of...

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Clarence Page: Police suicides raise questions about a hidden pandemic

A suicide in the upper ranks of Chicago’s Police Department amid a surge in the city’s already high homicide rate highlights a...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: Infodemic-19, the public health catastrophe

Not long ago, I chose to major in public health for college, as I have always been interested in looking at health care from a...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: Oklahoma's foster care race against success

Oklahoma’s foster care system must step up its game in order to lower the rates of children who come out the system (age out)...

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Stephen Moore: Looking for a coronavirus jackpot

Not everyone is suffering job loss, income declines and financial devastation from the coronavirus pandemic. Some people are...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: State does not prioritize education in Oklahoma

“Education is not preparation for life; but education is life itself,” education reformer John Dewey once said. For years,...

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Student Editorial Board Opinion: College accessibility through concurrent classes

At my high school in 2015, four students took college classes concurrently. This year, those four are the only students who...

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Point of View: CDC adds to voices saying school reopening is safe

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed what my fellow physicians and I have been saying for months: It’s both...

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Clarence Page: Trump turns panic peddler to nervous NIMBY suburbs

Having made his name in real estate, it is oddly appropriate that President Donald Trump’s re-election efforts have steered him...

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Point of View: Oklahoma Senate will conduct open redistricting process

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count. The results not only drive the distribution of billions of...

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Point of View: Higher ed's resilience a beacon during pandemic

The unprecedented challenges of these times demand extraordinary acts of heroism as we fight for the communities we have worked...

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Point of View: I'm a DA and I support State Question 805

I can understand my colleagues' concern about criminal justice reform. As district attorneys, we are tasked with the weighty...

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Point of View: Boosting Oklahoma's economy through investments in CO2 removal

Oklahomans are known for their tenacity and entrepreneurship. It is through their commitment to innovation that Oklahoma's...

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Rich Lowry: The folly of the Never Republicans

"Burn it down" is rarely a wise or prudent sentiment. A cadre of Republican opponents of President Donald Trump is nonetheless...

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump’s delay-the-election tweet was just a distraction

On Thursday morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the U.S. GDP had the biggest drop in a single quarter in...

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Point of View: Help Oklahoma teens survive the "100 Deadliest Days"

Anyone with a teenager knows that COVID-19 restrictions and the curtailing of normal summer activities is making for a...

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Clarence Page: Voters looking for a fresh script

With fewer than 100 days to go until Election Day, President Donald Trump is campaigning like he did the first time, as a...

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Point of View: McGirt is a chance for greater tribal-state cooperation

On July 9, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the reservation established for the Muscogee Creek Nation...

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Dave McCurdy: Horn leading the way on fixing nation's budget

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a steep, severe economic crisis that no one could have predicted. But as Congress debates how...

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Point of View: Grandparents are a safety net, we must support them now

I am one of the nearly 44,000 grandparents in Oklahoma responsible for their grandchildren. Under normal circumstances, our...

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Point of View: Please take away my senior year of college

For the first time in my collegiate career, I do not want to go back to campus this fall. I am nervous, I am skeptical, and I...

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Point of View: America's families need more public charter schools

Public charter schools have served Oklahoma students well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When buildings had to be closed to...

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Stephen Moore: Paying people not to work is not an economic stimulus

Back in 2009, Nancy Pelosi infamously declared the best way to revive the economy was to dole out ever more generous food...

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Point of View: Churches should have to file Form 990s

The Paycheck Protection Program offered by the Small Business Administration was intended to help small businesses in...

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Point of View: The proper role of government

The United States has a representative form of government known as a federal republic. As such, we are governed by law. Laws...

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Point of View: Masking for our own good

Goodwill Industries helps people overcome challenges to employment and transforms lives through the power of work. We help...

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Point of View: America the beautiful, indeed

“America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.” Criticism of this country...

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Point of View: Drone development in Oklahoma and on tribal lands

A surprise July 9 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in McGirt v. Oklahoma will have long-lasting effects in Oklahoma. The...

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Rich Lowry: Joe Biden's shockingly adequate campaign

The Biden campaign has been lucky most of all, but it’s also been smart, at least smart enough. To go, as Joe Biden did, from...

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Jonah Goldberg: GOP now belongs to Roger Stone

Roger Stone is an infamously execrable force in American politics. Perhaps his only saving grace is that he’s not a hypocrite...

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Clarence Page: President plays politics with Chicago crime, a game only criminals win

In this summer of many discontents, my biggest frustration is the way every major crisis seems to open up another culture war....

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Point of View: Three cheers for the OSU Board of Regents

When, in the face of heated opposition, government officials do the right thing, we should express our gratitude. That’s why I...

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Point of View: A chance to make a world of difference for Oklahomans

While serving on the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Advisory Board for almost 10 years, I have seen firsthand how small...

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Cal Thomas: Roger Stone's 'cornerstone'

President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days...

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Point of View: A plea for mercy for Julius Jones

The death penalty is the ultimate punishment that a society can impose. The U.S. Supreme Court says it is to be reserved for...

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Point of View: Ideas for getting Oklahoma teachers to stay

When I told my uncle I wanted to be a teacher, he laughed. Among low pay, increasing class sizes and the negative view of the...

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Point of View: Liberal arts, an ancient idea crucial to our future success

In my 20th year as president of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, I hear more and more about the importance of...

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Point of View: Forgiveness, the forgotten message

It’s become a radical idea nowadays: forgiveness. Just look around. There’s so much hatred out there, vitriol, thirst for...

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Rich Lowry: Mark Zuckerberg is right

Mark Zuckerberg clearly hasn't gotten the memo. The founder of Facebook persists in defending free expression, even though free...