David Christy

Bio

3rd-generation journalist, Univ. of Oklahoma School of Journalism 1968-1972, OU Sports Information Office, sports editor Sherman (Texas) Democrat, editor weekly Waukomis Hornet, news editor Enid News & Eagle. Retired 27-year volunteer firefighter and EMT.

Home town

Waukomis, OK

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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 …

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COVID-19 gets worse by the day, and I’m wondering if a look back on the fall of the Roman Empire might give Americans a clue to what we may be seeing as a potential tipping point for the end of the rise of the United States.

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It is my opinion that were George Washington to suddenly step out of a time machine onto Pennsylvania Avenue and into the nation’s Capitol building, he would hear the venom pouring from the mouths of today’s politicians and immediately step back into history past ...

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The sounds of an ice storm are different than anything you will experience with severe weather. The silence finally is broken by the cracking sound that will dominate the coming days.

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History will look back and I’m certain ask, “Why didn’t Americans in 2020 do the easiest of things and all wear masks and socially distance themselves to stop COVID-19?”

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Large land owners who already were in America badly needed workers, and the indentured servant was under contract — brought to these shores by ship at a cost to the land owners who paid their passage — to work off their indenture.

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I kind of like to give readers both sides of an argument, make my point from my perspective, and allow them to come up with their own conclusions. For me, that is the essence of journalism — we record history as it’s happening.

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Nothing in history can top the invention of the printing press and movable type for advancing knowledge in moving mankind forward in history.

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Sept. 17 just passed, and hopefully a number of Americans at least thought about Constitution Day.

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What we see and experience every day shape us, shape our thinking, shape our morals, shape our prejudices.

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