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  • August is National Shooting Sports Month
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    This August has been named National Shooting Sports Month, a time that the country can come together and celebrate all of the benefits we gain from these sports. Participating in shooting sports not only teaches safe handling of firearms, but it also is a way to practice in a controlled atmosphere. As a recreational activity, shooting gives us an opportunity to spend time with our family and friends, and to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh Oklahoma air. There are many organizations within our co... Read more

  • American Pastor Brunson Should be Released Immediately
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    In 2016, Turkish militia attempted a coup to overthrow the government and unseat Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Erdogan blamed Fethullah Gulen, who fled to the United States two decades ago. The United States refused to extradite Gulen for lack of evidence of his involvement. In the aftermath, President Erdogan vowed to never extradite terrorists to the United States again, including alleged “terrorist” Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American who was arrested by Turkish police in 2... Read more

  • An Endangered Species Act for the 21st Century
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Farmers, ranchers, and small businesses are the backbone of Oklahoma’s economy. Unfortunately, they are all too familiar with the negative effects of the federal government’s heavy handed regulations and complicated red tape. For many of them, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of many sets of federal regulations causing more harm than good. Make no mistake, Oklahomans understand the value of nature, but we are certainly better stewards of our own backyard than a bureaucrat in Washington, D... Read more

  • Made In Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    This week at the White House, President Trump held the second annual ‘Made in America’ showcase. Representing Oklahoma at the showcase was Round House Jeans, a company who’s been making jeans in Shawnee, Oklahoma for the last 110 years. But that’s just one of many companies that could have been in attendance to tout their Made in the USA label. Oklahoma also has Nonni’s Foods of Tulsa, Griffin Foods of Muskogee, Shawnee Milling Company, Ditch Witch of Perry, Braum’s of Tuttle, Stilwell Foods, an... Read more

  • The Evolution of Modern Day American Politics
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Since the founding of our country, American politics has cultivated a difference of opinions. Even our Founding Fathers disagreed on issues while writing our Constitution. But the rise of the 24-hour news cycle has had a tremendous impact on our nation’s politics. Now, Americans go to Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC to watch anchors and commentators that hold the same opinions as they do. Rather than getting news from an original, unbiased source, Americans are forming their opinions based on what the ... Read more

  • Why are Supreme Court Vacancies a Big Deal?
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    President Trump has made again what is arguably the most important decision a president could make during his time in the White House: he nominated another judge to the Supreme Court of the United States. Keeping the promises he made to the American people, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a highly-qualified judge with a track record of upholding the Constitution, to the Supreme Court this week. Unlike elected officials, Supreme Court Justices serve for a lifetime. Presidents can... Read more

  • 242 Years of Independence to Celebrate
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Independence Day is a holiday that every American celebrates, but the history of how this day came about is less well-known. Most know that Independence Day is officially recognized on July 4th each year. However, the Continental Congress actually voted to approve a resolution of independence from Great Britain two days earlier in 1776. On July 2, 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post published: “This day the Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States,” marking w... Read more

  • The Risk We Run Without President Trump’s Wall
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    President Trump has chosen to put the American people first by enforcing our immigration laws at the southern border. National security should be at the forefront of any domestic policy for the President of the United States. It is the duty of our president to keep the American people safe from harm. This is accomplished by ensuring that the enemies who wish to do us harm are not allowed to enter our country. The current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen put it pl... Read more

  • Another First for President Trump
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    They said it couldn’t be done, that it was a long shot. However, President Trump proved skeptics wrong yet again this week when he took part in a historic first, an in-person meeting between a North Korean head of state and the President of the United States. Since the start of his presidency, President Trump has commanded the attention of Kim Jong Un in various ways. The United States continued to apply political pressure on North Korea with sanctions put in place by the United Nations. Alongsi... Read more

  • Keeping Our Water Infrastructure Open for Business
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Oklahomans utilize our state’s vast infrastructure systems every day. Aside from driving on paved roads, Oklahomans often cross over an important economic contributor for the state: the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Without this vital waterway, MKARNS would need 398,493 trucks or 99,623 railcars to transport the entire system’s 9,962,334 tons of commerce. While not all Americans take part in the day-to-day logistics of our nation’s water infrastructure, our ports, inl... Read more

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