Many government agencies – including some right here in Clinton – appear to be looking for ways to do the public’s business behind closed doors instead of in an open meeting for all to hear and see.

We beg to differ with those who complain about there being nothing to do in Clinton.

Good politics alone won’t win in 2021 midterm elections

Many Democrats are leery about the party's ability to retain control of Congress in 2022. The president's party normally loses ground in midterm elections, and Democrats have little margin for error. Lose a half-dozen House seats, and the Biden administration will find itself stymied; lose the Senate, and total paralysis will set in: zombie government personified by Sen. Mitch McConnell.

It was a great year for Oklahomans

The 2022 fiscal year budget is now in effect. Due to the economic rebound our state experienced on the heels of the CO- VID-19 pandemic, most of our state agencies that receive funding appropriated by the legislature will see a budget increase.

Today is the 190th day of 2021 and the 20th day of summer.

Just another typical Capitol riot case?

So far, the Justice Department has charged more than 450 people with taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. You hear a lot about the cases of those accused of violent acts or conspiring to take part in an "insurrection." But recently, we saw the resolution of a much more pedestrian case, one that is likely representative of the rioters who ended up inside the Capitol, but did not take part in any violence.