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Twitter has been an ongoing story since the Trump presidency and ramped up even more when Twitter suspended Trump’s account after the events of Jan 6, 2021. Many felt Twitter was wrong in suspending Trump’s account, citing free speech. Of course, Twitter is not the only social media platform…

Ever wonder what people did when Nature called, before the Sears catalogue had been printed? Well, they were inventive. And of course, how comfortable your “inventions” were depended on your status in life.

Scrolling through TikTok I realized just how much of a copycat society we have become. Please don’t get me wrong, I love a good challenge. And I truly believe engaging in challenges is good for our health and our relationships. But has a culture of copying dances and makeup trends made us lo…

Occasionally when I write these columns I come to a fork in the road. A moment where there are two options: a sensibility option and the fun option. The sensible options are to write about the debt ceiling on the national level or the upcoming school voucher debate that is coming back to Okl…

Necessity is the mother of invention, so they say. Humans have done spectacularly well at conceiving solutions to all manner of problems. We see a deficiency and we create a solution.

Can you believe it’s 2023? It wasn’t too long ago that our students and staff were preparing for the start of a brand new school year. In December, we found ourselves exhausted and looking for a recharge that came with the much needed holiday break. Now, we are well into the second semester …

In these uncertain economic times, businesses across the globe face challenges. Diversifying your business’s revenue stream has never been as important as it is today. With 96 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, selling your products internationally could be…

I spent a great deal of 2022 thinking about words, what we say, and the weight behind them. These are a few of the beliefs I have come to. People do not understand the power of their words. There are some who do understand the power of words, yet they choose to use this power for harm. Socia…

Last week’s absurd national kerfuffle over gas stoves is a vibrant reminder that sanity, logic, common sense, civil discourse and informed debate are indeed lost qualities and skills amongst the lunatic fringe in American politics. The divisive trolls at both ends of the political spectrum w…

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Are leaders born or made? That question has been a topic of much research. Some people are born leaders, while some become leaders through experiences and opportunities. True leadership does not come from a title or a position. According to leadership guru and author, John Maxwell, leadershi…

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I don’t follow the state Legislature as closely as I should. Most of you probably don’t either. But it really won’t become important until a few weeks from now. Most members of the House and Senate will probably disagree with me, but right now it’s just a lot of noise.

If you listen to a cooking show, what we’re often told to do is “throw in” ingredients. As in “throw in some chopped onions and minced garlic.” “...throw some sauce over it.”

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Hey, Chief, 1st-Shirt said the BC will be in the motor hole before COB. Every POV gets the once-over before anyone gets to pop smoke for the 4-day. I guess SMADGE and the ol’ Man will be there for a last-minute huddle, too. Brigade needs a sitrep before 1800.”

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A few months ago I found myself three weeks from 43 and living a completely different life than I had started the year. I felt alive, free, and for the first time, was starting to learn what I wanted to be. Laughter had become my new companion. My daughter and I had crossed a new bridge and …

One of the things about being a professor of Political Science is that you get a decent sense of whenever something weird happens in politics because it is one of the few times people actually seek you out to ask you things. My friends and families typically tolerate my discussions about Con…

I’ve always been passionate about words, attempting to choose just the right word for its particular meaning. Society has allowed perfectly good words to become co-opted, twisted into a pejorative, turning an adjective into an insult.

A new year is upon us, which brings change. Change can sometimes be viewed as bad or scary, but over time is realized as a necessity. Oklahoma public schools will undoubtedly see changes; some will be perceived as either wrong or as necessary. Either way one may view it, I hope that those ch…

Becoming a global business is challenging work. But expanding your business’s reach internationally can help improve your company’s bottom line, especially during domestic economic downturns. But a successful export business requires more than an outstanding product or service.

If I was to ask you, on a scale of 1 — 10, how self-aware you are, what would you say? I suspect most people would say eight or nine. In reality, I think we are all closer to three.

By now, just about everyone has heard about the massive campaign of lies that Republican George Santos fabricated that just got him elected to a congressional seat from New York.

The solvency of Social Security has reached a turning point, and millions of Americans who have paid into this program throughout their working lives are at risk of not receiving the money they deserve. The reality of the challenge facing Social Security is that without reforms, these funds …

As we begin 2023, we should take a few moments to reflect on the last 12 months, particularly since they were far better than most of us would have predicted a year ago.

A former president facing unprecedented legal challenges. A Justice Department confronting peculiarly awkward and unappealing decisions. A new Republican-controlled House facing an unusually fractious future. A GOP leader in an atypically difficult struggle to capture the speakership. An inc…

You have to make a New Year’s Resolution so you’re ready when people ask you expectantly: “So what is your New Year’s Resolution?”

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