Robert McDowell

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Some ‘news reporters’ got it wrong about the August 6 tornadoes here


After 1:30 a.m. Sunday, August 6, in the midst of rather heavy thunderstorm activity, a tornado suddenly developed and touched down in the vicinity of South Yale Avenue and East 41st Street South in Tulsa. Those familiar with the area remember it as being mostly merchant and restaurant activity on either side of 41st with […]

Bureaucratic nonsense shows the need to ‘drain the swamp’


On July 16, a story in the daily newspaper carried the headline:  “Debate erupts over jumbo tanker as fires rage in West,” with a picture of a Boeing 747 in flight with copious quantities of liquid falling from the  belly as would bombs from a bomber. The sub-head read: “Company says federal officials grounding firefighting […]

Congressional committees should make an effort to hear more bills


We have heard much in the six months since PRESDT was inaugurated about “fake news” and with good reason. Not that “fake news” is really something new in the world we live in, but in the past it has really meant items of newsworthiness being accidentally misreported, falsely reported or not covered at all. It […]

With Trump as president, the United States has a bright future


Now that PRESDT has been in office for over five months, we can look back at his record and not the record of Congress and see what may be expected for the rest of his first term. From where my viewpoint starts, the record appears to be rather encouraging, at least for those of us […]

Incredibly Weak Men


Mona Charen, one of the better conservative writers, just wrote an excellent piece entitled, “GOP was Bluffing on Health Reforms.” Ms. Charen starts off with how we have the answer to the question:  Why did not the Republicans have a repeal and replace plan for Obamacare?  Obamacare was passed in 2010 and the leadership had […]

Bernie Sanders’ beliefs inconsistent with how America was founded


It seems that every day a new item appears in the media that has a notable effect on the supposedly guaranteed freedom of religion (contained in the First Amendment to the Constitution). The first, quite negative, was the statement by former presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, at a confirmation hearing. In his mind, no […]

After the Declaration of Independence America approved our Constitution


Now that we have observed and celebrated the establishment of our nation on July 4, 1776, by a written Declaration of Independence, it seems proper to look at what happened a full twelve years later. Another convention was called for the modification of the then “law of the land,” as the state representatives met in […]

Parenting disputes should be settled in a manner to help the children


A recent news story in the daily paper (print) stated that the Osage Nation Tribe had won a round in their charges against the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) regarding the invasion of their tribal allotment lands, now labeled Osage County, by wind-energy operators. Of course, the space limitations on this writer would not allow […]