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Shattering the glass ceiling in sports

The celebration of Women’s History Month would not be complete without remembering Kathrine Switzer. more

Please, let’s get the facts straight about ‘prurient’ sex materials

With Senate Bill 1142, The Oklahoma Legislature is in the process of banning from school and public libraries that receive state funds any books and other materials that deal with “prurient” … more

It was a busy week on the House floor

It was a busy week as we heard over 150 measures on the House floor. I want to briefly discuss some of the more noteworthy bills that passed. more

Feminine faces in the Bible and their modern sisters

March is known as Women’s History Month, celebrated annually since 1987 to recognize the “contributions women have made to history, culture and society” … more

In the days of Rosie the Riveter

The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter has been fixed in my memory ever since I first saw it during World War II. more

Discoveries and learning

About forty years ago, a group of us were having coffee and talking as good friends do. One person told us what she saw while at the grocery store. A man ahead of her paid for his groceries with food … more

Propaganda is not education

Our Oklahoma politicians have created such a bogeyman of Critical Race Theory that they now seem to live in fear of their own manufactured problems. They are right to a certain extent; some preachers … more

Brecheen reacts to CBO’s baseline report

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Josh Brecheen issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook report for FY2023 to … more

Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” This familiar meme has likely been seen or heard by most Americans. more

Poverty, hunger, and help in Bryan County

Bryan County has a poverty rate, with accompanying hunger problems, higher than both state and national averages. more

The Legislative Process

The first session of the 59th Legislature officially started with the governor’s annual State of the State address. more

The big middle

The middle ground is the sweet spot. When the two major political parties negotiate on an issue—one party giving a bit here, the other giving a bit there—and they reach a compromise that both can … more

As conservative policies advance, people are moving to Oklahoma

During Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first term in office, he cut taxes, expanded school choice, restrained government growth to build up record state savings, and imposed COVID restrictions that were far … more

America must not go into default

Whether we identify as Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Independent, now is the time for each of us to be Americans first. more

Something I never knew about my morality and politics

I’ve been troubled for a good while now by an obvious conflict in my thinking about the sexual behavior of two recent United States Presidents, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Both men were involved … more

Let’s support local assets

Durant has assets we may not all fully appreciate. We have a truly excellent library that serves our community in so many ways, especially with its programs for children, help for veterans applying … more

Games that kids shouldn’t play

I had an odd shopping experience the other day. I wanted to buy a birthday gift for the nine-year-old son of some friends, but I was stumped about what to get him. I don’t have grandchildren, and … more

In praise of women

A two-part cartoon made its rounds during the holiday season. One half showed the wise men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the manger scene. The other half showed wise women … more

Organizational Day held for house and senate members

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. First, I am thankful and honored to serve House District 21 for the next two years. more

The ‘last best hope of earth?’

Is America still “the last best hope of earth,” the essential force for democracy in the world, as Abraham Lincoln declared this nation to be in 1862? more
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