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 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    December 5, 2019 

More Waste

James Lankford, who through 2014 was Pottawatomie County’s voice in the House of Representatives,...

 

Our Holiday

The early grade-school portrait of American settlers — American pilgrims to be specific ...

 

Save Our Parks

How many state parks are there in Oklahoma? Don’t ask. We did what most people would in this...

 

A Waste Of Time

When someone has been in the news business for as long as a select few of us can reasonably claim,...

 

A Good Thing

Oklahoma received a great deal of unquestionably positive, unusually rare and hopefully very...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    News    October 31, 2019

Sales Tax Split Again In September

Six up, five down ... and if some customer had shelled out a few more bucks almost anywhere in...

 

Not All The Time

Goodness. Things are getting dicey up in Washington, aren’t they? By the time you have an...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    News    October 24, 2019

Lankford Predicts Results of President's Impeachment

Democrats in the House of Representatives "are determined" to impeach Donald Trump but the...

 

Jamming The Jail

Every now and then, one law or practice gets in the way of another and messes everything up. Just...

 

A Better Way?

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association — better known in school circles merely as...

 

A Good Bill

Danny Sterling probably knows a great deal more about education than most of his colleagues in the...

 

Sales Tax Collections Split Across The County

Six were up, five were down and one was getting ready to join the fun for the first time. A horse...

 

It's Stupid

In the memory spans of many aging loyal Americans, two presidents of these United States have...

 

The Gray Lady

Back in those good old days when newspapers were rarely challenged as the No. 1 source of...

 

About Trusts

This and that about that and this: Every now and then, you know, it seems like a few people in...

 

A Big Difference

As of this year, government figures reveal, 113,114 people work for the United States Department of...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    News    August 29, 2019

Earlsboro Records Largest Sales Tax Revenue Increase

When the Oklahoma Tax Commission issued its July sales tax report last Thursday, there wasn’t...

 

Mysterious Forces

All right, fellow Oklahoma taxpayers, welcome to the land of can-do, can’t do and might work on it...

 

All-American Grief

In the history of these United States of America, few weekends have been as tragic as Saturday,...

 

This And That

This and that about that and this: √ Good things come to those who keep working! Don’t believe...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Nothing Is Right

If someone asked you where the idea of a national minimum wage began, what would you answer? Would...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    News    July 18, 2019

June 2019 Sales Tax Looks A Lot Like June 2018

Call it the doles of summer. Blame it on all this wet heat. Or just come up with a theory you can...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 18, 2019

That Mouth

Far be it from us to attempt to regularly advise or criticize Donald Trump on the way he handles...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 11, 2019

A Good Move

How would you react if you were told that people who work for your state government are spending...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Self-Made Man

Ross Perot will likely go down as a footnote in American history but he deserves a great deal more...

 

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