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We hit the ground running this past week for the start of the first session of the 58 Legislature, beginning with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s third State of the State address.

After being isolated for nearly a year because of COVID-19, we have decided to do more talking and less texting in 2021 – especially with family and friends.

Being able to hear someone’s voice is the next best thing to seeing them in person.

Still a chance of finding compromise

President Biden faces a major decision just weeks into his presidency: Does he genuinely try to work with Republicans to produce a bipartisan compromise aimed at alleviating the damage done by the pandemic?

Why is the National Guard still in D.C.?

There were roughly 25,000 National Guard members in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It has been normal practice to have some National Guard in town for inaugurations, but 25,000 was far more than any number from the past. Of course, nerves were raw after the Jan.

Old views from new administration

"We will never again sow division. Scripture tells “ us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid." That's from Amanda Gorman's poem, "The Hill We Climb," which she read at the recent inauguration.

When the Oklahoma Legislature convenes on Monday, lawmakers will begin the task of wading through nearly 3,000 bills. Simply put, a bill is proposed legislation intended to create, modify or do away with laws.

The picture behind Joe Biden

Before his swearing-in as president, Joe Biden attended Catholic Mass. At his inauguration, the invocation was delivered by the Rev. Leo O'Donovan, a Jesuit priest. Later, as Biden placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, he made the sign of the cross. When he sat at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time, a picture of Biden greeting Pope Francis was clearly and deliberately visible right behind him.

According to Constitution can Trump be tried?

House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin on Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent – the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried in a court of impeachment.

Today is the 26th day of 2021 and the 37th day of winter.

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