Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Expect more and more politics during the 2018 cycle


Politics will again take center stage in 2018. On the national front, President Trump will continue to push his agenda in the face of irrational opposition from the Democrats and moderate Republicans. And every move Trump makes will be criticized by the liberal media (and reinforced by the local liberal newspaper, TV stations and some […]

Here’s a bunch of stuff I think might happen in 2018


Happy New Year! Here are some of the things I predict will happen in 2018. Oklahoma will get a new governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, insurance commissioner and state auditor. The Washington, D.C., Swamp will get a bit dryer because of President Donald Trump. Tulsa will get a new U.S. Congressman. Apple will update its newest […]

Black, red, white and gold pages in the Wordless Book


I think it was in 1960 when Mrs. White (I don’t recall her first name) sat down with me and explained the Wordless Book. That book had no text. It was simply a book with pages of different colors. The first page was black. Mrs. White said that darkness represented the result of sin. In […]

OU’s profilic offense faces Georgia’s tough defense Jan.1


Arguably the best offense will face the best defense in the nation January 1 in the Rose Bowl as No. 2 Oklahoma squares off against No. 3 Georgia in the semifinal of the College Football Playoff. Georgia, champions of the Southeastern Conference, will try to shut down OU’s offense with its stifling defense and slow […]

It is never too early to start playing Christmas music


One of my kids complained on Thanksgiving Day because I was playing Christmas music too early in the season. Actually, I started listening to Christmas music November 1. I love the Christmas season and I figure I am only going to be around for another 30 or so Christmases, so why not enjoy it for […]

Christmas has some really great and really awful movies


My good friend Brian Shoop was a guest on my radio show (Tulsa Beacon Weekend on KCFO AM970 at noon on Saturdays) on Thanksgiving weekend and we talked about Christmas movies. Brian is a professional actor, someone you would recognize if you saw him because of his work in commercials and movies. Here are some […]

Christian nonprofits need your support at Christmas


This has been a tough year for nonprofit organizations. When hurricanes hit South Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other places, Americans responded with donations of money, goods and personal service. It was the right thing to do and it’s what Americans have always done. We are the most generous people on the planet. But here’s […]

Oklahoma needs to win TCU rematch to make the playoff


There is a lot at stake in Saturday’s game between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 12 TCU in the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington, Texas. A win by OU (11-1, 8-1 in the Big 12) would virtually guarantee the Sooners a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff. The Big 12 was shut out […]

Why would anyone want to shop on Thanksgiving Day?


Let’s face it – buying Christmas gifts is work. Many years ago, some stores started opening at 6 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. That is now called Black Friday. There were only two good reasons to get up that early on a holiday to go shopping. One was if you wanted an item that […]

OU clinches a spot in the Big 12 title game; WVU next


Will having a Big 12 Championship game help or hurt No. 3 Oklahoma? The Sooners (10-1, 7-1 in the Big 12), who sit alone atop the conference standings, play West Virginia (7-4, 5-3) at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Norman. Last Saturday, OU swept past Kansas 41-3 while the Mountaineers fell to Texas, 14-28, in West […]