Friends and daughters

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By Faith L. Wylie, Written March17, 2016. Note: The fifth-generation spring bulbs planted by my friends are thriving and so am I, cancer-free for four and a half years. Crocus were first to push through winter leaves with their small lavender flowers. A few weeks ago, hyacinths shot up stems of purple, pink and white. […]

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What are the 1st Amendment rights sacred to us all?

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The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic. –Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes/March 3, 1919[1] I shall not today attempt further to define [hard core pornography], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it […]

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Open Government is Good Government

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Will we have sunshine this week after a long, gray winter? Sunshine Week March 10-16 isn’t about weather. This week, we celebrate open government and open records. James Madison, the father of our US Constitution, believed citizens should know what was going in a democratic government. That’s why we celebrate Sunshine Week at the same […]

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Learn more: Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park

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This week the family newspaper feature “For the Kid in You” features the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its 100 birthday in 2019, but the natural wonder is much older. The Colorado River began cutting through the Colorado plateau about 5 to 6 million years ago, geologists say. It created a canyon 277 […]

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Remember Jason Nichols Aug. 28


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Positive Politics by John M. Wylie II Our 2nd District Congressman since 2013 apparently doesn’t want the job, regularly saying ethics rules shackle citizen legislators. His growing wealth says otherwise, but up to now voters had little chance to help him come home. That will change Aug. 28 if registered Democrats and Independents vote for […]

August 18, 2018

Thanks for the great reviews


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Thanks to readers who have given great reviews. 5 stars: Author Wylie weaves a superb mystery-suspense using the book of Revelation and fictionalized historical events of the Byzantine Empire. Readers will savor history lessons while sight-seeing present-day Athens, the Grecian countryside, and sky-high monasteries in search of early Christian documents and art. The author blends […]

August 13, 2018

Positive Politics: For Beau Williams


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Independents can vote in the Democratic primary simply by asking for a ballot. WYLIE ENDORSES BEAU WILLIAMS FOR CORPORATION COMMISSIONER OOLOGAH (June 18, 2018)—John M. Wylie II, 2004 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner and Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame publisher, today endorsed Beau Williams as the Democratic nominee for the OCC seat now held […]

June 18, 2018

Home for the holidays—but where is home?


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By JOHN M. WYLIE II It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other special occasion without hearng everyone from Perry Como to the Carpenters singing: Oh, there’s no place like the home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam, When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, For […]

January 9, 2018