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The border wall is a MacGuffin



The border wall is now a MacGuffin, and that’s the problem.A MacGuffin is a term of art in screenwriting. It’s the thing the hero wants but the bad gu… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

President isn’t going anywhere



The walls supposedly are always closing in on Donald Trump. The end is always beginning.He’s going to quit. He’s going to be impeached and removed. He… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Finding common cause with Nixon in the new age



YORBA LINDA, Calif. — He was, like Calvin Coolidge, an introvert. He was, like Theodore Roosevelt, a battler. He was, like Bill Clinton, a policy wonk… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

How to control the overwhelming fire hose of news



Having trouble keeping up with news that seems to be flowing out of Washington with even more fire-hose ferocity than usual? If so, you’re not alone.A… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Building a smart wall won’t help



House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be “immoral.” Instead, she favors something she calls a “technological wall.” A… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

We live in trying times



WASHINGTON — Do you recall back in July of 2016 when candidate Donald J. Trump brought down the house at a campaign press conference in Miami by jokin… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

What to do with Lindsey Graham?



COLUMBIA, S.C. — If loyalty only goes so far, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s goes every which way — depending on the day, week, month — or proximity to Electio… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are unlikely to pan out



Before we get to the question of whether the president of the United States is a Russian asset, let’s consider another question: When was the last tim… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

A poor match for 2020



I have no aspirations to run for political office, but should my ambitions change I have already formulated a list of promises I will make to the Amer… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Just fun for the family



These flat escalators at the airport are my favorite thing to play on. My sister Chardonnay and me like to run in the wrong direction on them while bi… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.


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