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He Gets Credit For Frankness



Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about losi… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Conspiracy Theorists Seek Retreat From Reality



Hardly anybody today believes that once-unsettling events like solar eclipses are caused by wolves or demons eating the sun. But when it comes to all-… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

He’s the Apprentice President



A White House document arguing for tighter immigration laws states that “immigrants who come here illegally and enter the workforce undermine job oppo… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Don’t Ignore Hidden Lessons



Conspiracy theories about Barack Obama have not gone away in his post-presidency. But they have inspired a new book of fictional short stories that su… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Republicans Control Both the White House and Congress



WASHINGTON — The Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress. And yet …And yet the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relat… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Hypocrisy Rendered Obsolete



WASHINGTON — Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody’s a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

How The NFL Lost To Trump



Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout.The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning o… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Not the Most Damaging Thing



Margaret Atwood’s 1986 novel fantasizing a theocratic coup in the United States, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. The bo… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Infighting, Insults Continue to Plague Administration



WASHINGTON — This has been a rough week or two for President Trump. His job approval polls are plunging, his secretary of state called him a “moron,” … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Calm The Waters For The Country



If you didn’t know better, you might think — as some people appear to believe — that “free speech” has become some sort of a right-wing plot.That’s be… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.