Commentary

Thu
05
Jul

242 Years of Independence to Celebrate

By Markwayne Mullin

Independence Day is a holiday that every American celebrates, but the history of how this day came about is less well-known. Most know that Independence Day is officially recognized on July 4th each year. However, the Continental Congress actually voted to approve a resolution of independence from Great Britain two days earlier in 1776.

Thu
28
Jun

Confessions of a Single Mom: How Do You People Do it?

By Molly Raley

I have recently found out that being a mother, an employee, and a 27-year-old woman in general is hard. Honestly, it’s exhausting at times.

I was laying on the couch on Sunday, watching my shows (I was catching up from the last few weeks) and I got to thinking about all the things I had to do this week. And, my goodness. I know I’m not the only one out there with a (sometimes) too busy schedule.

 

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Thu
28
Jun

The Risk We Run Without President Trump’s Wall

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

President Trump has chosen to put the American people first by enforcing our immigration laws at the southern border. National security should be at the forefront of any domestic policy for the President of the United States. It is the duty of our president to keep the American people safe from harm. This is accomplished by ensuring that the enemies who wish to do us harm are not allowed to enter our country.

The current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, put it plainly: “This administration has a simple message: If you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you. If you make a false immigration claim, we will prosecute you. If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, we will prosecute you.”

 

Thu
21
Jun

Congress is at the Forefront of the Fight against Opioids

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

In recent years, our country has been ravaged by a deadly epidemic that is destroying communities and families alike. The opioid crisis has been a devastating battle for Americans young and old, and combating this epidemic has become one of the most significant challenges facing families and communities across the nation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 American die each day from an opiate overdose. That is one American every 13 minutes. In fact, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. Sadly, the most significant contributor to this alarming fact is the misuse and abuse of opioids.

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Thu
21
Jun

Another First for President Trump

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

They said it couldn’t be done, that it was a long shot. However, President Trump proved skeptics wrong yet again this week when he took part in a historic first, an in-person meeting between a North Korean head of state and the President of the United States.

Thu
14
Jun

Ten Years Ago

By Stephen Willis

Ten years ago - “I got Cliff Scott his job at the State Land Commission.”

Kiowa businessman Steve Phipps testified in the trial of former State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahon and his wife, amid a federal investigation of political corruption in Southeast Oklahoma.

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Thu
14
Jun

Mr. Dancing Man

By Tina Firquain
The Madill Record

I teach dance, I believe I have established that fact very well. However, what most don’t know is that my boyfriend Zack also teaches.

I’m sure he would kill me if he knew I was telling all of you this, and I know he’ll deny it, but Zack helps me teach.

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Thu
07
Jun

Securing Our Nation’s Borders

By Markwayne Mullin

The United States is first and foremost a nation of laws and our laws must be followed. I understand and appreciate that the strength of our nation is dependent upon the contributions made by individuals. As Americans, we celebrate that we are a nation of people from unique and diverse backgrounds. However, our immigration laws must be followed, and the individuals who break those laws should be held accountable.

Last month, the Trump administration reported more than 37,000 individuals were apprehended attempting to illegally cross our southern border.

While the focus on illegal crossings at our southern border falls mostly on Mexico, numerous countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Honduras, and China account for hundreds of thousands of illegal border crossings each year.

 

Thu
07
Jun

Funding Strategic Readiness

By Tom Cole

U.S. Congressman, 4th District With global threats from our near competitors and great-state adversaries, improving our military’s readiness could not come at a more critical time. Congress is committed to funding improved maintenance, readiness, and personnel accounts while providing key oversight on near and long-term procurement programs to build a modern force. After years of budgetary dysfunction, we must recapitalize our military and ensure it remains a superior and effective fighting force across all domains anywhere in the world.

This year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 was passed last week by the House by a vote of 351-66, and will be the 57th consecutive year the legislation is signed by the president. It includes $708.1 billion in funding and adds to the end strength and fighting capabilities for all the services.

 

Thu
31
May

I Have 20 Years of Dance Life – That’s 20 Recitals

By Tina Firquain

School is out for the summer and many kids and adults are taking this time to make some wonderful memories.

Well, I’m excited about the end of this week because this is the last week of “Spring” dance which means it’s time for our annual dance recital.

I can remember so many memories from my dancer recitals as a young girl. In fact, this will be my 20th dance recital.

 

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