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Weekly Columns

January 8, 2008 Weekly Columns
In just a little over a year there will be a big change in the way television is broadcast. By February 17, 2009, every television set in America will need to be digital television (DTV) compatible to continue to receive local broadcast programming.
January 3, 2008 Weekly Columns
America's leaders understand that securing a strong and reliable relationship with Pakistan is a critical foreign policy goal. Global terrorism is thriving along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, radical Islamic practices are surging in the area, and most recently, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated.
December 24, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week Congress finally finished its work for the year and recessed for the Christmas holidays. And while the 2007 congressional scorecard was marked by extreme partisanship, legislative gridlock and political stalemate, I am proud of several accomplishments we were able to achieve in the waning days of the session.
December 18, 2007 Weekly Columns
Early this year a wave of new promises were spouted from behind lecterns at dozens of high-profile political events. It was the sound of a new majority in Congress, expressing its intention to run the most honest and ethical Congress in history.
December 14, 2007 Weekly Columns
Millions of people from across the world make the trek to Hawaii to see Pearl Harbor, a place that is now serene, showing little resemblance of its harsh past.
December 4, 2007 Weekly Columns
Shakespeare wrote "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Right now, the international stage of world politics is chock-full of different players and powers.
November 26, 2007 Weekly Columns
This Thanksgiving, I was grateful for the opportunity to sit around a table surrounded by my family to laugh, talk and give thanks for all of the blessings we have been given.
November 19, 2007 Weekly Columns
As the holidays are approaching, Oklahomans are preparing to gather together with their families and friends around warm fires, busy kitchens and TV's dedicated to weekend football.
November 12, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week I had the opportunity to speak at an Oklahoma Centennial reception held at the Old Executive Office Building of the White House. I was joined at the podium by other members of the Oklahoma Congressional delegation as well as key members of the Centennial Commission.
November 5, 2007 Weekly Columns
It seems like families are feeling the financial pinch more than ever these days. With the costs at the gas-pump climbing, college tuition rates getting higher and the price of consumer goods rising, the last thing Americans need is to see more of their paycheck taken by the government.