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We’re So Happy You Are Gone



My Facebook and Instagram feeds are incredibly boring during May, unless one defines excitement as scrolling through endless photos, accompanied by se… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Conspiracy Theorists See Black and White in Ocean of Gray



The Trump presidency is often a kind of political “Rashomon,” with partisans on either side looking at the same facts and coming to wildly different c… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The Search Is Ending in Disaster



WASHINGTON — In the five disastrous years he has been president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has been the greatest mystery among all the leaders in th… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

Hair Today And Gone Tomorrow



“Did you just wake up?” asked Ralph from behind the counter as he poured my breakfast coffee.“No.”“Something looks different. Did you gain a lot of we… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The Chinese Threat Isn’t Just Trade



We are currently engaged in a high-profile negotiation that may or may not succeed in getting the Chinese to buy more of our stuff.This is a fine goal… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

A Most Uncommon Commoner



Marrying up. That’s what we usually say about a commoner who marries into a royal family. But by marrying Meghan Markle, you might say that Prince Hen… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.

The Same Thing Was Once Said About the Irish



In an interview with NPR last Friday, Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly described the illegal aliens pouring across our border in the most gentle mann… Please login below or subscribe to the Ponca City News access this article.


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