Commentary

Thu
31
May

Our Duty to Honor the Fallen

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

The summer kicked off last weekend as we observed Memorial Day, but this day is so much more than just the beginning of backyard barbecues, trips to the lake, and summer vacation for our kids. Memorial Day is when we set aside time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have as Americans. It is a day of remembrance and a day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.

The first time I came to Washington, I was with my papa, Kenneth “Cowboy” Morris, on an Honor Flight. He served in World War II and like any veteran, he lost friends in the war.

 

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Thu
24
May

Confessions of a Single Mom: He Needs His Nap

By Molly Raley

My son was born in 2012 and ever since then I have had no issues with my son sleeping. It’s one of those things that I have never had to worry about.

I was lucky enough to have an infant that slept through the night by the time he was a month old. I never had to fight him to go to sleep or to go back to sleep once he had woken up to eat. It just wasn’t a problem.

 

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Thu
24
May

Education Goals Set a Strong Foundation for College, Career

By Joy Hofmeister

Our children are growing up in a very different world than the one many of us remember. With technology advancing at warp speed and education funding often uncertain, schools have been trying to keep up.

But, with the futures of nearly 700,000 Oklahoma schoolchildren at stake, merely keeping up is not an option. We must be looking ahead, preparing children for careers that have not been created yet.

 

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Thu
17
May

America’s Second Most Favorite Drink

By Glenn Mollette

 

know I drank too many soft drinks as a kid and even as a young adult. My grandpa’s store was just across the road, and I drank too many Pepsi Colas, Dr Peppers, and various other soft drinks. As a young adult I drank plenty of diet drinks for a long time. I’m not totally soda pop free, but I doubt that I drink one a month now. Summer is here with outings and picnics so I’ll probably have a couple, but I’m trying to stay with water and even cut back on coffee. Soda pop is a tough one to overcome. I’ve seen people in recent years hang to diet pop right until they were almost dead. Even with failing kidneys and dialysis some people just cannot bring themselves to drink water.

 

This is a serious mistake. Today’s adults must wake up to the dangers of drinking too much soda pop. You don’t need one every day. You would be better off to limit your soda to one or two a week

 

Thu
17
May

The End of a Bad Deal with Iran

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

 

In 2013, under the misguided direction of then-President Obama, the United States took a seat at the negotiating table in an effort to end Iran’s nuclear missile production. Alongside China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany, the United States wanted Iran to halt their nuclear weapons program. In exchange, Iran required that all international sanctions against them be lifted. The negotiations ended in 2015, when the United States entered into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement widely known as the Iran Deal

 

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Thu
10
May

The Small Business Boom

By Markwayne Mullin

 

There are more than 29,600,000 small businesses across the United States. To me, that’s 29,600,000 good reasons to ensure small businesses can operate in a business-friendly environment. That starts with getting the federal government out of the way.

 

Fortunately, President Trump understands the impact small businesses have on our economy and is enacting policies and cutting red tape that stagger the growth of our greatest economic force. During Small Business Week, we celebrate small businesses as the powerhouse of our workforce and national economy. According to the Small Business Administration, the nearly 30 million small businesses in our country employ more than 57 million people. Small businesses account for two out of every three net new jobs created in the United States.

 

Thu
10
May

We are All Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

By Molly Raley

 

The Bible states, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful.” Although I am aware at how special we all are and how God makes us all individually, I am still in awe of just how amazing our human bodies really are. I

had the privilege of working and officiating the Class 3A/4A State Track Meet, and it was during Championship Saturday that I was able to see God’s work in full form. I started the day nervous and excited because this was something that I had always wanted to do, but I didn’t know the first thing about what I was doing.

 

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Thu
03
May

We’re All In This Together

By Lee Hamilton

Our republic is under stress. So much so, in fact, that if you’re not worried about its future, you probably haven’t been paying attention.

What makes me say this? Our public discourse has become uncivil and shrill. Corruption and unethical actions by prominent politicians headline the daily news. Too many politicians make their mark by fueling division, exploiting frustration, and casting doubt on our democratic institutions — and too many Americans respond by agreeing with them.

So, it’s not surprising that many Americans have tuned out. They understand our republic only vaguely and participate in it less. We appear to be caught in a dangerous downward cycle. Government is seen as dysfunctional and corrupt; this causes the ablest people to stay out of government and politics; and this, in turn, hobbles politics and government..

Thu
03
May

Congress’s Balancing Act

By Markwayne Mullin
U.S. Congressman,

While Congress has an appetite to spend taxpayer dollars in Washington, it lacks the ability to make tough decisions about discretionary spending when it comes to balancing the federal budget. To ensure Congress uses its power of the purse responsibly, we need to pass a balanced budget amendment.

Since I came to Washington in 2013, the House has passed three, two-year budgets that each balanced in 10 years.

But, even though Congress passes a balanced budget, they are not required to keep their spending levels within the funding limits they themselves laid out in the budget, nor are the members of Congress who come after them.

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Thu
26
Apr

Confessions of a Single Mom: Officially a Baseball Mom

By Molly Raley

My whole life I have been a sports fan. I’m not picky about which sports I watch as long as it keeps me interested.

When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that ran through my mind was that I really hoped I had a boy.

Before my son, my family was full of girls – it still is technically. Besides my dad, my son is the only male in the family.

 

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