I was looking for the music to “Boomer Sooner” and finally found it in a plain brown book titled, “Oklahoma Community Songs,” stamped with the name of the school library in a small town where my husband taught in the 1950s.

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office.

We know President-Elect Biden has generated some controversy by selecting retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be the Secretary of Defense in the new administration. I, for one, don’t approve; not because of Austin, but because our principles as a nation reinforce the thought that the defense e…

We are in the second week of the new year, and so far things look very similar to how the year ended. The pandemic continues to overshadow our lives, daily activities remain changed, and social distancing is encouraged. Following the uncertainty of the previous year, this is not a great star…

2020 has certainty been a year of years. I do not need to recount the events of this year; we all know them too well. It is just strange to think that it was less than a year ago since we impeached the president, yet it seems more like a decade. As we think back over the events of the past 1…

Hello 2021! We have been waiting for you all year long! During the Christmas break, we were lucky and fortunate enough to have some very beautiful days. I took full advantage going outdoors, sitting in the sunlight, soaking in the rays, and reflecting on what 2020 brought us. It was a year o…

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1948 was an interesting year for the introduction of technology, as well as world events. A company called Porsche was founded, Velcro and transistor radios were introduced, apartheid began in South Africa, NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars at Daytona Beach and Israel was de…

I think we can all agree that we are done with 2020. I am not sure I have met one person who actually said they enjoyed the year. Moving into 2021, we must change our perspective, we must find hope. I am confident things will get better. It will take some time, but there is hope, there is an…

As we look back on the year 2020, we tend to focus on the hardships and trials of a world-wide pandemic and conflicting notions about what to do about any of it. As it rings to a close, Great Plains Technology Center would like to take a moment to look back not at what we’ve lost over the ye…

1. The Finns do it the weirdest. In Finland, each new year family and friends gather to burn metal in a pan for a ritual called “molybdomancy”. The Finns inspect the shadows the metal casts by candlelight, as those shapes are supposed to predict the future. Although this metal is customarily…

One year ago, as I sat and made plans for 2020, I was very excited. My company was sitting on the brink of having the best year to date, of breaking records, exceeding expectations, and ensuring we were established. I had a plan, I was living my dreams, and then suddenly, during the third we…

While 2020 has certainly been one of the most challenging years in modern history and recent memory, there is hope on the horizon that better days are ahead. Although the world is still reeling from the destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic, glimmers of hope are brightening more eac…

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A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon with my daughter. Spending time with B is one of my most favorite activities, no matter what we are working on, she can make it fun. I had looked forward to this afternoon off for days, I had even gotten up early to ensure I was fully off. Yet, as we hea…

As I read over the article I was going to send out today, I realized it was too depressing. Instead of comparing the events of this past year to history, I decided I needed something more uplifting, like Christmas. For many, Christmas is the happiest time of the year. For Christians, it cele…

We have countless professional halls of fame which tout the achievements of athletes, scholars, teachers, artists and virtually every other category of which you might reasonably conceive. While we don’t have an Oklahoma men’s hall of fame, in 1982 Governor George Nigh established the “Oklah…

Looking at reporting and discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign, has any word been misused as often as “misinformation”? In much political debate, it was used to mean “information I don’t like,” rather than something that was provably false. That confusion extends to a new survey of Am…

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Don't harass that overworked GameStop employee this year, instead use this handy guide to the ESRB's video game rating system to find out what games are appropriate for your kids. 

Christmas is nine days away, and for many of us there are still 500 things to do before we can celebrate. This year has been interesting, challenging, and, well, frightening. I know many of you reading this will have many reasons to celebrate, and many of you will have many reasons not to ce…

The following column is by Devon Williams, daughter of Walter E. Williams.

There comes a time for every president when they must face the inevitable reality that they are out of a job. What do most of these men do with this realization that campaigning is over? They pardon whomever they want without fear of consequences. The best evidence that Trump deep down knows…

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The last exam has been taken. Textbooks are being shelved or returned. Many students are packing up to head home for break. Everyone at Cameron University is breathing a collective sigh of relief that the fall semester has reached its conclusion.

When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20.

Power. What is it? Just the word itself brings a negative reaction for me. I’m thinking about the power bad leaders have. I’m thinking power means the strong doing bad things to the weak, the helpless. I think of the proverb “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

The recently well documented connection between Fort Sill and the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been well known by many of us closely connected to the Fort. Lesser known facts, like the assignment of President Harry S Truman at Camp Doniphan at Fort Sill, are often overl…

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One of the more appalling moments in the recent history of the House of Representatives occurred recently in the Capitol Visitor Center. Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her weekly news conference and said that she had changed her position on the issue of passing a coronavirus relief bill. For mont…

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Life is interesting. It happens in seasons, rhythms that beat with our hearts. Some are more in tune with the rhythm than others. And some, myself included, seem to fight the seasons, always paddling up stream rather than allowing the currents to carry us to our destination.

One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians virtually ignore cost and talk about benefits and free stuff. If we look only at the benefits of an action, policy or program, then we will…

Walter Williams loved teaching. Unlike too many other teachers today, he made it a point never to impose his opinions on his students. Those who read his syndicated newspaper columns know that he expressed his opinions boldly and unequivocally there. But not in the classroom.

In early August 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait and declared it to be his nation’s lost 19th province.

Those of us who are serving or have served at the home of the Field and Air Defense Artilleries take enormous pride in Fort Sill and the proud lineage it so capably and permanently represents. But for those outside the gates who may not know, this grand post, in an unusual twist of history, …

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