Columns/Opinions

Elon Musk And The Billionaire War On Public Health

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Billionaire Elon Musk recently defied local public health officials and reopened his flagship Tesla auto assembly plant in Fremont, California. Public safety officials had ordered that plant shut down — over Musk’s fierce opposition — almost two months earlier.

Trump’s “Buy American” Plan Will Backfire

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In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration wants to quarantine American manufacturing. At any time now, the president could sign an executive order aimed at returning the pharmaceutical supply chain to the United States.

Kent State, Jackson State, And The State

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On two days in May fifty years ago, American police and National Guard troops fired their weapons into crowds of anti-Vietnam-War protesters, killing six American students at two American state universities.

Remembering May 2019: Where It Can Rain, It Can Flood

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One year ago, during the late hours of April 30 and the morning of May 1, 17 tornadoes struck Oklahoma. These storms carried 5 to 6 inches of rainfall and thousands of Oklahomans were devastated by flooding that resulted in more than $31 million in estimated losses and almost 6,000 flood claims reported.

Senator Brent Howard’s Legislative Session Notes

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We’re nearing the end of the legislative session. A budget agreement was reached and is awaiting Gov. Stitt’s approval. With everything going on, the budget turned out better than expected with minimal cuts to state agencies even though we’re facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year. The budget protects core state services like education and public safety.

Who Was Behind The Invasion Of Venezuala?

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On May 3, a group of around 60 mercenaries attempted an amphibious landing at Macuto, on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. They were quickly defeated and 13 of them — including two Americans, Airan Berry and Luke Denman — captured.US president Donald Trump has denied any association with, knowledge of, or involvement in the affair on the part of the US government.

The Year Was Short, But Good, For Cordell FFA

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As I hung up my corduroy jacket for the last time, I couldn’t help feeling a bit robbed, which I’m sure is a mutual feeling among other chapters and schools. But then, I find myself thinking of all the things we were able to do that so many others did not. I am so thankful to have been a part of the Cordell FFA chapter as the Reporter for the 2019- 2020 school year. It has opened so many doors for me, and given me so many opportunities that would have never been presented otherwise. I am so very lucky to have attended The National Convention with my fellow officers and friends. I cannot express how amazing it was to see members from across the country gather together and communicate, form friendships, and learn from each other. We had a crazy, wonderful time getting to explore the city of Indianapolis as well, which was a whole other adventure in and of itself. This has been a whirlwind of a year, despite the abrupt ending. I hope to come back next year to the Labor Auction, enjoy some calf fries, and celebrate the next officer team and chapter members as a “has-been.” I see great things ahead for this program and the students involved, many of whom I’ve gotten to know and become friends with through this program. To any student who is thinking about joining Future Farmers of America, GO FOR IT! There are so many areas within the programall to help you better yourself and your community!