October 2017

Editorial: Elect O’Hara on September 14th


On November 14, the good citizens of Oklahoma Senate District 37 need to elect Brian O’Hara. There is no other reasonable choice. O’Hara is a former Jenks City councilor. He was a field representative for U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine. O’Hara has been endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee; the Tulsa Fraternal Order of […]

Editorial: Confiscating American firearms


Liberals are calling for confiscation of guns and gun bans in light of the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas October 1. Anti-gun activists like Hillary Clinton and the entire staff of CNN and MSNBC tried to seize on the emotional impact of the shooting death of 59 (with more than 500 wounded) to get the […]

Editorial: Respecting the U.S. flag in college


College students need to show respect for the American flag. While players in the National Football League deliberately protest the playing of our National Anthem, it becomes more important that the next generation understand what this nation stands for and the sacrifices that were made to give us this freedom. The College of the Ozarks, […]

Letter to the editor: Evil in the World


What would possess a 64-year-old man to methodically plan and execute a murderous shooting rampage on 22,000 people that he doesn’t even know?  This savage “sneak” attack left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured; many of whom are in critical condition. There is still much to learn about this murderer, Stephen Paddock.  […]

When natural disasters strike, it’s good to be prepared


With all of the recent earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, ice storms, snowstorms, tsunamis and drought, it pays to be prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes a 200-page booklet on how to prepare for certain natural disasters. In the past 20 years, our family has dealt with a terrible ice storm, a horrendous […]

Constant challenge to property rights in the United States


Sometimes we forget about things that have happened in the past and assume that they will never happen again.  One of those events took place in 1993 when environmentalists nearly succeeded in convincing Congress to pass a law that would have embraced the far-reaching regulations of the  Wildlands Project. This initiative centered on the concept […]

Is There Any Good News?


It is really difficult these days to find good news, what with four hurricanes, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, the North Korean problem and now the devastating wild fires in Northern California. In politics, it seems that more Republicans than Democrats are opposing the President’s agenda.  Karl Rove writes, “As if all this weren’t […]

Media attempts to smear Alabama Judge Roy Moore doesn’t succeed


It never ceases to amuse and irritate me the way that  self-claimed “journalists” continue to blatantly display their disdain for anyone or anything that remotely appears to be oriented to the political side of allegiance and loyalty to the U.S. Constitution or to  Biblical words. They seem to completely forget (maybe they are just misguided) […]

Titus the Honorable vs. Cohen the Goodhearted


As my two grandsons grow older, I am beginning to see a distinct difference in their personalities and temperaments. Titus the Honorable, our 4-year-old, has an incredible vocabulary. He will ask his mother, “Mom, what words don’t I know yet?” And she gives him a new word for the day. The other day, it was […]