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President Joe Biden struck a tone of unity during his inaugural address on Wednesday, something needed more than ever as Americans work to overcome a challenging and difficult period. 

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Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that Joe Biden plans to tell Canada to pound sand as one of his first priorities. 

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Biden-Harris take reins in hard times

Later today, Joe Biden will take the oath of office and become the 46th president of the United States. A few minutes later, Kamala Harris will be sworn in as vice president, the first woman to hold that post.

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Oklahomans are used to seeing members of our National Guard spending their weekends heading out for training. But this week they are putting their training to use in Washington, D.C., for one of the most important roles of our time — protecting our nation's Capitol.

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The new year is off to riotous start, is it not? There’s so much to say about what went down at the Capitol last week, all of which has been said before by others more eloquently than I ever could. I still am flabbergasted by what I saw unfold live on the air, and even more so by how quickly…

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THUMBS UP to local business owner Dan Morris for giving back to the community by helping others acquire reliable transportation.

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Last week was a bad one for right-wing crybaby culture. Scarcely had Boss Trump’s paranoid mob retreated from the U.S. Capitol than the whining began. My favorite thing on Facebook was a photo of two guilty-looking dogs welcoming their master at the front door: “We’re so glad you’re home,” t…

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Twitter explained why it decided to permanently ban President Donald Trump: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the acc…

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New guidelines announced this week by Gov. Kevin Stitt intended to promote in-person attendance at school during what we can only hope is the peak of a pandemic defy common sense. 

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 What radio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social media platform that is a watchword for hyperactive inanity was to President Trump.

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Heartbreaking. What we witnessed last week at the United States Capitol was heartbreaking. 

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It was a desecration of our government’s seat of power. A sacrilege against our democracy. A shameful episode carried out by a relatively small mob of violent criminals who disgraced the otherwise peaceful, lawful assembly of thousands of earnest Americans who had traveled to Washington to e…

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On Tuesday, lawmakers gathered for our constitutionally-required Organizational Day to approve rules and elect leadership for the upcoming legislative session.

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 You animal, you! Well, yes, we homo sapiens are animals, as dour scolds of human behavior ceaselessly point out. They reduce our existence to the nasty and brutish law of the jungle, insisting that selfishness and survival of the strongest is the natural order. The noted philosopher of anim…

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First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group “Moms for America” at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.

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State lawmakers assembled this week in Oklahoma City in preparation of the legislative session that begins the first week of February. 

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My most memorable New Year’s Day took place five years ago on a cold, clear morning in another life. We awoke to find a 30-acre lake where there had been pasture the night before. The Arkansas River had been rising ominously for days, and when it got high enough, it always backed up the bayo…

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A recent story in The Atlantic pointed out something that most folks in Cherokee County already know: Many young people in their 20s and early 30s are returning home to live with their parents — at least, temporarily.

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I don’t mind admitting that I could really go for a good fistfight just now.

 How many times have you started a home improvement project and then found your budget for said project was totally unrealistic? Sometimes, it’s just smarter to stop the whole venture, take the loss and cover up the mess with some plywood or paint. Maybe you tell yourself you’ll get back to …

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2020 comes to a close on Thursday. It has been a year to remember. In the not so distance future, there will be books written and movies made about 2020. Americans have become more acquainted with Zoom and on-line video meetings than they wanted to. They have eaten at home more. They have le…

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