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Morality: Individual or governmental decision?

“Abortion is a moral issue,” former Vice-President Mike Pence said during the recent debate between Republican candidates for the presidency. more

PragerU, masters of deception

My article “When is a University Not a University,” in the September 21, 2023, issue of the Durant Weekly Democrat focused on two things that are objectionable about PragerU. more

When is a university not a university?

We tend to think of an institution whose name includes a “U” as a legitimate university, such as OU, SOSU, ACU, TCU, and many others. But naming an institution that way doesn’t make it a … more

Read all about it! Bryan County’s news package

A week or so ago, I wanted some information about the upcoming Bryan County Free Fair. I wanted to know whether the Fair had added a contest for creative writing so that I could enter a poem I had … more

What will be said in 2073?

We can get a good idea about future historians’ evaluations of former President Trump’s indictments by what they are saying now, fifty years after President Richard Nixon’s crimes. When … more

Stitt is unfit to negotiate with Oklahoma’s Tribal Nations

The Choctaws arrived in Oklahoma in 1830 after being forced from their ancestral home in Mississippi and surrounding states. When the first explorers encountered the indigenous First Peoples, they … more

Are you ‘woke?’

“Woke” is the current buzz word that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others try to use as a cudgel against those they disagree with. more

Subtle deceptions that deny reality

Oklahoma’s teachers face a challenge about honesty in their curriculum. At a meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, Superintendent Ryan Walters said the Tulsa Massacre can be taught in schools, but “not … more

Oklahoma legislators must quit playing doctor

In the latest effort to torment one of our most vulnerable constituencies, Oklahoma is now the first state in the nation to adopt a “Women’s Bill of Rights,” by order of Governor Stitt. more

Vote for integrity; character DOES count

King Solomon, historically known as the wisest person to have lived, poses a question about finding a “noble character.” more

How the truth gets buried

A functional democracy relies on an educated and informed public. We all know how the more

How to teach about slavery

(This is the second installment of a two-part article about the horrors of slavery and how to teach it without “laying a guilt trip” on White students.) more

Profiling school shooters

The American Academy of Pediatrics reported in its February 28, 2022, article that firearm injury is the leading cause of preventable children’s death in the U.S. more

Teaching truth in troubled times

Political efforts to doctor or outright conceal the truth about one thing or another are probably as old as time. After all, Adam blamed Eve for tempting him to eat that forbidden apple and, thereby, … more

The founding principles of America

Ryan Walters, Superintendent of Oklahoma Public Education, says “The current left-wing indoctrination is attempting to destroy religion as a way to destroy our entire country.” more

The 1932 bonus army

Six years after the end of the First World War, Congress enacted a bill to reward those veterans with a cash bonus for their service. They would receive an average of about $500 per man twenty years … more

Danger in ‘safe’ places

“Go back! Go back!” more

The constitution from time to time

Let’s play a game! more

The Choctaw Nation will enforce the law

Local, state, and federal laws apply to everyone, and Choctaw Nation tribal members are not exempt. The idea that our tribe turns a blind eye to laws being broken by tribal members is quite simply … more

How a 12-year-old set out to save the world

A flurry of e-mails that some friends and I recently exchanged about our grown-up views of religion brought vividly back to mind how I viewed religion as a pre-teen. more
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