Tomorrow marks the 246th birthday of our nation.
Southwest Oklahomans have the opportunity to exercise their Constitutional right on Tuesday by going to the polls and electing candidates to a whole slate of offices on the county, state and federal level.
It seems as if the Lawton City Council could use a lesson in basic financial management. “Don’t spend what you don’t have.” “Don’t borrow money unless you need to.” There are two lessons of basic financial management we hope the city council will keep in mind.
Sometimes to gain a proper perspective on why weapon restrictions are necessary, even at the expense of people’s freedoms, Republicans owe it to themselves to review their response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. At the time, the mass-murder weapon of choice was an airplane. Republicans resp…
Once again parents in America are going through the unspeakable horror of being notified that their young child, who went to school Wednesday morning, will not return home.
Our conversation with Berry Aviation’s Stan Green last week is a great example of what the concept of FISTA could do if potential is fully realized.
The 428,000 net new jobs last month in the Labor Department’s Friday report is mildly encouraging since every major industry added workers. But the report also contains a warning that inflationary pressure may be starting to hurt the labor market.
A group of senators met last week to try to prevent anyone from stealing the 2024 presidential election or from once again inciting an armed mob to attack the Capitol. The bipartisan band, led by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), aims to update the 1887 Electoral C…
The Lawton City Council needs to take a hard look at a proposal to use a portion of medical marijuana sales tax money to help treat those with addictions.
The Biden Administration last week announced another installment in its student-loan forgiveness plan to “fix longstanding failures” in the program. Translation: Taxpayers will pay again for the mistakes of Congress and the Obama Administration.
It was a great day in Southwest Oklahoma on Friday. Everyone said so — Lawton Mayor Stan Booker; Clarence Fortney, chairman of the FISTA Trust Authority; Mike Brown, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army; U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe; and Fourth Dist. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole.
Diabetes patients’ access to affordable insulin tends not to be among the big front-burner issues confronting lawmakers in Washington these days, but a bill to cap insulin prices at $35 a month, which passed in the House Thursday, deserves swift and overwhelming Senate approval — unless skep…
Don’t tell me what you value,” President Biden has said for years. “Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” The $5.8 trillion budget proposal Mr. Biden released Monday is more realistic about the nation’s needs than many that have come before it. But it leaves out some of the…
Spring is in the air, the annuals are beginning to peak out from beneath the still cold winter ground and orange safety signs and barricades are popping up along the roadside.
Last week, after pursuing the idea for several years, a City Council study committee announced a tentative site for the city bus system’s new transfer center.
People in most parts of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour on Sunday so that darkness falls later in the day, a seasonal shift that is enforced by the federal government.
The recent announcement that Fort Sill was gaining the 4th Battalion of the 60th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was good news for the Lawton-Fort Sill community.
President Biden is no Olaf Scholz. The new Chancellor upended decades of center-left German defense and energy policy this week after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, and Mr. Biden had a similar opportunity in his State of the Union address Tuesday. He missed the moment. The President remaine…
Russia is now under an elevated state of nuclear readiness in response to unexpectedly strong Ukrainian resistance and an overwhelming global outcry against President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his sovereign neighbor. Putin no doubt thought this invasion would yield a quick ouster of Ukrai…
Elected officials come and they go, and often there’s little impact on the voters. But last week’s announcement that Sen. Jim Inhofe will retire leaves a huge hole residents of Southwest Oklahoma will have to backfill. In a hurry.