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Stop and smell the Turkey

Stop and smell the Turkey By Roger L. Thompson There is an old phrase that many of us grew up hearing from those much older and wiser. As I get older, the phrase means more to me all of the time.  I can still hear the words “Stop and smell the roses” coming from so…

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We the People

We the People By Congressman Markwayne Mullin   The United States democracy is the greatest experiment of self-government the world has ever known. The United States of America is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We are blessed to live in the greatest country in the world where we choose…

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You can make a difference—vote

Editorial You can make a difference—vote Roger L. Thompson November 8 will be a day when all voices across Oklahoma and America are heard.  It is not a day about the voice of the rich and famous. It is not a day about the media and their constant message promoting their agenda. It is not…

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2022 Midterm Elections

2022 Midterm Elections With the midterms approaching, it is finally time for the American people to voice their opinion of the Biden presidency, or so we are being told.  This is a common story. Every four years with mid-term elections we are bombarded with how this one election is the touchstone of America’s approval of…

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Remembering 9/11

Editorial Remembering 9/11 Roger  Thompson I am writing this editorial on Sunday morning, September 11 as I prepare to leave on a plane shortly for business trip to the Pentagon to discuss the Thunderbird Youth Academy. The meeting is scheduled for first thing on Monday morning.  I must say, it gives me a little pause…

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Historically Speaking. Lessons from France

Lessons from France As I am sitting on my balcony of a boat traveling down the Mosel River in Germany, passing picturesque villages founded before Christopher Columbus was even born, I am in awe of this place with its castles and massive churches. While I am having a dream vacation, I am also thinking upon…

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