Opinion

The President Failed the Test



The American presidency is really two jobs.As head of government, the chief executive leads his party and fights his political battles. Head of state … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

In Charlottesville, a Turn From Ridiculous to Tragic



Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. “Vanilla ISIS,” somebody cal… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Someone Has Got to Serve Their Country



Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won’t resign.He responded to Yale classm… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Can History Bring Us Together?



As a late-blooming Civil War buff, I have mixed feelings about the recently renewed national push to remove Confederate monuments across the nation.On… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Good News Coming From Middle East



“Aleppo awaits you” may not be the expected message for anyone tired of politics in the United States. The person saying this, Greek Catholic Archbish… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The Biggest Challenge Currently Facing President Trump



SIBENIK, Croatia — Some damn fool thing in the Balkans.That is the answer Bismarck gave when he was asked what might spark an uncontrollable military … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Conflicted Reaction To Charlottsville



If Van Jones was right that a moving tribute to the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL in a speech to Congress earlier this year was the moment Donald Trump … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

It’s Always Been About Slavery



“Our new government is founded upon … the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Hate Groups No Longer Hiding Behind Sheets and Hoods



WASHINGTON — The white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan armies that took to the streets last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, have declar… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Does Trump Know This Isn’t a Show?



Like a lot of television watchers, I was shocked and bemused by the way President Donald Trump dug a new hole for himself in the wake of the Charlotte… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.