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We must vociferously defend every citizen’s right to free thought and expression. It is the very foundation upon which our nation was built. Losing it would be the undoing of a great nation.

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In times like this pandemic we are experiencing, and with the turmoil in our United States right now, it is refreshing to close our eyes and forget the present and remember the past. It was called youth and we had no worries ...

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Please sir, keep urging your followers to stand down, to accept the result of the election and to begin to repair the tattered fabric of our democracy.

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During COVID-19 — a pandemic that has killed and will continue to kill Americans — it’s almost like we don’t recognize that we are the culprits in spreading disease.

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to visit by video with a couple of ladies in our nursing home ministry, and we considered together this question: How will you carry and be carried by your neighbor today?

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Trump has been permanently banned by the major social media platforms. Conservative thought is being completely purged as these platforms continue to throttle any voices that raise either a concern about the election or dare voice support for Trump.

I dug my slippered heels into our shag carpet and bore deeper into my lime-green vinyl bean bag chair, thoroughly terrified but unable to avert my widened eyes from our console television. The riveting hypnosis scene from the 1975 television movie “The UFO Incident” starring James Earl Jones…

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Howdy market watchers. Well, we’re 10 days in, and it’s already an unprecedented year. Last week’s events at our nation’s Capitol still does not seem possible. There is undoubtedly more to the story for which we may never truly know or long may know of the full details.

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Not since the War of 1812 has the United States Capitol been breached like it was this week by a mob of rioters bent on violence and destruction.

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Through the Breakthrough Listen project, astronomers have picked up a signal that seems to be coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to Earth ...

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We need reconciliation — we need to reckon with those who have traded the hard work of a free people for the cheap promises of demagoguery, and to then get about the hard work of building true unity and peace, that does not hide or ignore our nation’s past and present of systemic inequality and injustice.

Like many Americans, I resolve to lose weight every New Year. The semantics of my annual pledges may vary — “get fit,” “eat healthy,” “fit into my jeans and still be able to breathe” — and my success rate has been highly unstable. But my motivation is always the same: Rid myself of that stub…

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All of these resolutions sound easy and great on paper, but most of them are hard to keep. We will never change unless and until we really want to change. 

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When I moved back home to Enid in 2012, I didn’t know my father was dying.

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I already knew 2020 was going to go down as one of the strangest years in recent history. But then something even stranger happened, even by 2020 standards. I found myself agreeing with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y. This was greatly disturbing on many levels as one can imagine as fe…

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History will tell us if Trump’s tenure was only a brief departure from the norm. One hopes it is more than just a footnote. It was an important moment in our history.

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Christmastime is here and we can still celebrate and remember the Christ Child. We can make presents. We can make candy. We can sing carols. We can read about Christmas. We can all still have a joyous time. It will just take some planning and creativity.

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In the classic baseball movie “Bang the Drum Slowly,” the members of the fictional New York Mammoths baseball team wile away idle hours in hotels and locker rooms playing a unique card game called Tegwar.

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There are certain times in life when you feel that everything is connected.

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No matter where you stand on the efficacy of a potential vaccine for the coronavirus, it is hard to deny or not be impressed at the speed at which we are seeing reputable pharmaceutical companies developing a potential vaccine for the virus that has disrupted our lives.

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The occasion was Enid Lights Up the Plains, downtown Enid’s annual post-Thanksgiving kickoff to the Christmas season, replete with parade, lighted displays, music and fireworks.

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“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” ~ Jim Henson

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As I was sitting at my computer contemplating how to start my column, I got a text advising the Enid Police Department had made an arrest in a homicide case just 72 hours after the body of the victim had been discovered. Besides it being an example of solid police investigative work, it also…

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On Oct. 29, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood before the boys at London’s Harrow School, which he attended as a child, and gave a speech that has often been misquoted.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ~ C…

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Well, here’s to a very weird Thanksgiving. It is safe to say that never in the modern history of our nation, outside of wartime or depression, have we experienced a more stressful holiday season.

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