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The Martyrdom of Al Franken



WASHINGTON — With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.The Minnesota Democrat’s … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Movement Deserves Recognition



Now that the #MeToo movement has received its richly deserved recognition through Time magazine’s Person of the Year selection, I hope Tarana Burke is… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The 1986 Tax Overhaul Differed in Several Ways



CHICAGO — Suppose — just suppose — that your goal in politics were to defund the deep state, the entrenched Washington bureaucracy that is more intere… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Logical Follow-Up to Tax Cut Is to Target Spending



WASHINGTON — We’ve heard a lot of frightening figures in the last week or so as the Senate approved a tax cut bill that is now in a conference with th… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Garbage Case For Roy Moore



In his Alabama appearance for Roy Moore, Steve Bannon turned in an intellectually and morally putrid performance even by his standards.There is a part… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Trump Causing Severe Damage



In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, worried political prognosticators, including more than a few moderate Republicans, papered over … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

We Need Some More Discussion



Two months into the scandals and national reckoning that followed charges of sexual abuse and harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the #Me… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Michael Flynn’s Fate Might Be Just the Beginning



WASHINGTON — Last week, we discovered that former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about the import of what he told it regardin… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Decorations Are Just Like Politicians



Christmas decorations, I’ve concluded, are like politicians: At first full of promise, but, if left too long unsupervised, prone to false hopes, hidde… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Why the Alabama Race Is Shifting in Moore’s Favor



After all that has happened, the Alabama Senate race appears to be reverting to a fundamental political truth: A state that is one of the most Republi… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.


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