Commentary

Thu
15
Nov

Beyond Crazy in America

By Glenn Mollette

 

The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks, Calif., reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country, then we should ask the people in Pittsburgh. In particular, ask the people of the Tree of Life Synagogue in the community of Squirrel Hill where 11 people were murdered and six others wounded during a sacred hour of worship. Last week in Martin County, Ky., a woman shot her sleeping husband in his bed in the early morning hours. She then called a friend and told her that she was going to end her own life as well. She told her friend about their life stresses, consisting primarily of health issues and medical bills, and that she felt they could not overcome them. By the time her friend and others got there she was dead along with her husband.

 

Thu
08
Nov

Finding a Cure to End Alzheimer’s

By Markwayne Mullin

Alzheimer’s Disease runs through both sides of my family with my great-grandparents, my grandparents, and my uncles all facing Alzheimer’s during their lives.

When you have a loved one suffering from dementia, it can feel like they are slipping away one day at a time.

Each year, I meet with advocates from the Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association to discuss what we can do to put an end to this life-altering illness. I met with them earlier this month to discuss what Congress can do to help.

 

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Thu
08
Nov

Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

By Tom Cole

In too many communities across the nation, opioid addiction has destroyed and claimed lives, causing unexpected grief and loss for families.

Without question, opioid abuse is a very real and rampant health crisis and one that is impacting individuals from all walks of life.

In response to this widespread problem, I am encouraged that Congress offered solutions to combat the issue through a comprehensive piece of legislation recently signed into law by the president.

 

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Thu
25
Oct

What It Means to be Native American

By Markwayne Mullin
U.S. Congressman, 2nd District

“The Boston Globe” released Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results this week.

The analysis, done by a Stanford University professor showed that Warren has somewhere between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American in her DNA.

In 2014, the “American Journal of Human Genetics” published a study detailing that “European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, 0.19 percent African, and 0.18 percent Native American.”

 

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Thu
25
Oct

Saudi Arabia - Don’t Go There

By Glenn Mollette

If you have to choose between Hotel California and the Ritz Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, you would be happier at the hotel from the famous song.

Dozens of persons were held as prisoners at the palatial hotel in 2017 by the Saudi government.

All those who were held were accused of criminal behavior and this apparently included several Saudi “princes” and others whose bank accounts are beyond most

 

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Thu
18
Oct

Our Work to End the Opioid Crisis is Not Done

By Markwayne Mullin

When any patient goes to the doctor, they can— and should—expect to receive the gold standard of treatment.

However, one 40-year-old law in desperate need of modernization is preventing doctors from providing the highest level of care to every patient that walks through their door. A bill I sponsored, H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, would ensure that doctors have access to all of a patient’s relevant medical information before treating them.

Current law, often referred to as Part 2, acts as a firewall between doctors and patients, obstructing doctors from seeing a patient’s full medical record. For instance, when a patient visits the doctor for a broken arm, the doctor does not have access to the patient’s substance use disorder record.

 

Thu
18
Oct

Ensuring Lasting Benefits from Tax Reform

By Tom Cole

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, the country has undoubtedly been better off as a result.

Wages are steadily on the rise, unemployment has reached its lowest level in nearly 50 years, jobs are being created, and the economy is booming.

Since this historic tax relief and reform effort was enacted earlier this year, the benefits have not slowed or diminished.

Certainly, the lasting impact continues to be felt by individuals, families, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and indeed, by all Americans.

 

 

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Thu
11
Oct

Your Social Security Concerns, Answered

By Markwayne Mullin

 

In this week’s “Mullin It Over,” I’d like to take the time to answer a few of the questions that I’ve heard from my constituents recently about Social Security solvency. Protecting Social Security is a priority for all of us, and it’s important that your questions are answered. Posted on Facebook on Oct. 2, 2018:

Thu
11
Oct

Community Newspapers; More Important Than Ever

By Amy Johns

 

As we celebrate National Newspaper Week it’s interesting to think about what would happen in our community if we didn’t have a hometown newspaper. Most importantly there would be no one committed to the truth. No one would be attending council or commissioner’s meetings. City leaders would be accountable to no one. There would be no oversight of legal documents, no accountability of local government spending. It would be somewhat of a free- for-all.

There is no one entity or organization committed to telling the stories about what is happening in Marshall County except for The Madill Record. This newspaper is the keeper of our history. The weekly pages are full of news and information you can use. Local businesses choose to invite customers into their stores by advertising in the local newspaper. We enjoy over 6,000 readers each week; why wouldn’t you want your business to partner with us?

 

 

Thu
04
Oct

Responsibly Funding American Priorities

By Tom Cole
U.S. Congressman, 4th District

Last week, Congress responsibly fulfilled its most fundamental duty to the American people by funding some of the nation’s most critical and pressing needs. The legislation signed into law by the president not only provides funding to strengthen and support our national defense, but it ensures vital programs and initiatives that serve all Americans can continue to do so effectively. While this recent action by Congress and the president is unquestionably good news for the country, I am proud that it also marks an historic and much-needed return to governing by regular order.

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