Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Class of ‘13 NFL quarterbacks battling for playing time

    

Quarterback is arguably the toughest position in football and perhaps in any sport. Conventional wisdom says that NFL teams carry three quarterbacks – a franchise quarterback, a seasoned veteran as backup and a young prospect who can be groomed to be a starter or at least a second team pro. Here’s a look at the […]

A day in the life of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court…

    

It’s a day for new cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. “What is the first case up for consideration?” asks the chief justice. “It’s Johnson, Smith, Jones and Johnson vs. Utah,” the clerk said. “Oh, that’s the polygamy case?” said the justice. “Right,” said the clerk. “Since the court, in its wisdom, decided that it […]

Would a Jeb Bush/Hillary ballot mean a political dynasty?

    

Does America have political dynasties? Consider this. Since 1976, how many presidential elections have not had either former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole or a member of the Bush Family on the Republican ticket as president or vice president? The answer is two – in 2008 (Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin) and […]

Guess who were sponsors of the ‘gay pride parade’ in Tulsa?

    

Who are the biggest promoters of homosexuality in Tulsa? A check of the Oklahomans for Equality website shows a growing list of Tulsa individuals, businesses and foundations that want to force normal Tulsans to embrace homosexuality as normal. Foundations On top of the list is the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser is perhaps the richest […]

Christians founded the United States and left a clear legacy

    

America was founded by men and women who believed in Jesus Christ and who wanted a government that adhered to principles within the Bible. That is the truth (even though some liberal journalists and secularists scream otherwise). In the special section of the Tulsa Beacon this week, we pulled quotes from 18 Founding Fathers and […]

Presidential candidates have diverse religious backgrounds

    

Some people say religion and politics don’t mix. I do. So, I wanted to arm our readers with information about the Republicans and Democrats who are running (or about to run) for president. Some may surprise you. Republicans Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Bush converted from Episcopalianism to Roman Catholicism in 1995 and in 2004 […]

A trip to the supermarket proves America has inflation

    

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2014 has the same buying power as $99.94 in 2015. And get this – $100 in 2008 (the year Obama was elected) now has $109.89 in buying power. If you don’t believe me, look it uips on www.bis.gov and search for the CPA Inflation Calculator. So, […]

Build lasting memories with family summertime vacations

    

When our kids were young, I worked for a company that gave me two weeks of paid vacation every year. My family lives in Tulsa and my wife’s folks now live in Orlando. They used to live in North Carolina. One week of vacation was usually reserved for Christmas. My in-laws lived on Lake Norman, […]

Expanded attractions await visitors to Silver Dollar City

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Silver Dollar City has never lacked for rides, entertainment and culture. Now it has even more. Families have no worries here about the wholesome nature of Silver Dollar City – and the great fun during the Star Spangled Summer of 2015. This year, Silver Dollar City opened Fireman’s Landing, an $8 million […]

SIX is an energetic show that reaches across generations

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Nobody falls asleep when Six is on stage. The six Knudsen brothers’ show is nearly two hours of incredible singing, infectious comedy and pure energy. But no musical instruments. You have to see this show to believe it. Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis Knudsen sing, dance, make funny comments and […]