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Honoring Victims Of Bombing



On Thursday, we began session with 168 seconds of silence in remembrance of those who perished on 4/19/95 in the Oklahoma City Murrah bombing. Our tho… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

A Very Rare Moment of Sanity



Pass the bill.A bipartisan group of four senators has proposed legislation that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller should President Trump dec… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

‘A Higher Loyalty’ Exposes Shortcomings of Subject and Author



In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it’s only fitting that the president serves as publicity director for James Comey’s big book tour. (… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Debacle Needs Some Dialogue



My 9-year-old is already a big fan of Starbucks. Like many large American corporations, the company recruits its customer base young, offering kid-fri… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

They Will Lose Their Majority



If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it.Dozens of Republicans are leav… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The U.S. Senate Is Becoming the Great Dilatory Body



WASHINGTON, D.C. — There was a time, within living memory, when giants strode the Senate chamber.Henry M. Jackson of Washington state, vigilant spokes… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

There’s Some Hope From Capitol Hill



The most important person on Capitol Hill one recent weekday was not Paul Ryan or Mark Zuckerberg or anyone with a position of political or business p… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Syria Strikes May Signal a Tougher Trump Stance



WASHINGTON — This was the week when America was being praised around the world for punishing Syria’s evil, despotic regime that killed scores of men, … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

U.S. Is Not Without Its Problems



I don’t normally watch the GLAAD Media Awards. Not that there’s anything wrong with them. GLAAD, by the way, originally stood for “Gay & Lesbian A… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Someone Should Give Him a Dog



I’m using alliteration to sum up President Trump’s most recent week: pee, porn and paternity.Now, allow me to add one more “p” word: puppies.No, our c… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.


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