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Scariest Halloween In History



Halloween is six weeks away, and I am very scared. Not of trick-or-treaters coming to my door, or of my car being soaped (even though it needs it).No,… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Change Was More Devastating to Puerto Rico Than Maria



WASHINGTON — When you read about the tragic deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, you’ll find two “real” stories pulling you to tears and anger … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The Public Will Think He’s Guilty



If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the U.S. Senate…. Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Lead the Church By Example



I’ve been thinking a lot about priests lately. In truth, I often do, as some of my best friends do happen to wear Roman collars. Of course, you know w… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

We’re Supposed to Pretend It’s Another News Story



I was minding my own business reading about Bob Woodward, the GREATEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER IN THE HISTORY OF OUR REPUBLIC (as he will be the first … Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Do Not Buy Serena Williams’ Self-Pitying Melodrama



Unless you’re a serious tennis fan, you probably don’t know that exactly one player was expelled from the 2017 U.S. Open: Fabio Fognini, for calling a… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Democrats Pulled Out a Weapon



WASHINGTON — After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kava… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

President Flunks His Own Tests



If a politician commits a gaffe but doesn’t know that it’s a gaffe, has a gaffe actually been committed?That question came to mind as I read a startli… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

When a Foreign Adversary Meddled in a Presidential Election



In the 1990s, a hostile foreign power meddled in our presidential election. There were serious questions about whether one party’s candidate — the ben… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Economic Boom Can’t Be Wasted



President Donald Trump is showing that it’s possible to preside over a period of peace and prosperity and still be notably unpopular.Over the past sev… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.


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