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Weekly Columns

October 27, 2008 Weekly Columns
There's no time in our lives when we are more acutely aware of our dependence on energy than during a power outage. If and when a blackout occurs, most of us find our everyday lives grinding to a halt.
October 15, 2008 Weekly Columns
Much is being made in the news lately of the uncovering of massive, multi-state, multi-election cycle voter fraud, perpetrated by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN.
October 6, 2008 Weekly Columns
Last week both the House and Senate passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. As you may imagine, this was the most difficult vote I have ever been asked to cast as an elected official.
September 30, 2008 Weekly Columns
During a time of war, keeping tactical communications veiled from enemies is critically important. In World War I a special group of individuals were in charge of keeping the United States' tactical messages a secret from the enemy.
September 23, 2008 Weekly Columns
Time is running out - that is, the amount of time Congress has left to tackle a host of looming issues before the end of its legislative calendar. Last week, House Democrats approved a sham energy bill that locked up more of our American energy resources under the auspices of "real" energy reform.
September 8, 2008 Weekly Columns
Every year Americans travel over three trillion miles on the nation's roads. All of that traveling not only leads to wear and tear on our vehicles it also greatly affects the quality of our highways and bridges.
September 3, 2008 Weekly Columns
Unpredictable weather is a reality in our state. And although weather-related incidents are not the only things we need to be prepared for, they are certainly among the most common in Oklahoma.
August 27, 2008 Weekly Columns
Every September, most Americans take an extra day to relax, visit extended family or take one last trip to the lake before their children's school year is fully back in swing. This extra day of vacation is Labor Day, a day that most Americans are able to enjoy, but few know the purpose of observing.
August 11, 2008 Weekly Columns
Last week I was pleased to host an energy summit in Norman with experts from across the state who shared their ideas and insights about Oklahoma's current energy situation and how our state can continue to be among the nation's leaders when it comes to energy innovation.
August 4, 2008 Weekly Columns
While citizens across the country go bargain-hunting for the “cheapest” gas prices in their areas, Speaker Pelosi and other members of House leadership have collectively put up their “will return after 5-weeks vacation” signs.