Columns - The Shawnee News-Star http://www.news-star.com/article/20121117/NEWS/121119715/1008/Shawnee,OK news-star.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:54:25 +0000 Rick Holmes: Writing America’s next chapter http://www.news-star.com/news/20170119/rick-holmes-writing-americas-next-chapter?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:15 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170119/rick-holmes-writing-americas-next-chapter Kent Bush: Normal is dead http://www.news-star.com/news/20170118/kent-bush-normal-is-dead?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:26:28 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170118/kent-bush-normal-is-dead Arthur I. Cyr: Defense Secretary’s military background a plus http://www.news-star.com/news/20170117/arthur-i-cyr-defense-secretarys-military-background-plus?rssfeed=true Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:27:27 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170117/arthur-i-cyr-defense-secretarys-military-background-plus Rick Holmes: The tests facing Trump http://www.news-star.com/news/20170116/rick-holmes-tests-facing-trump?rssfeed=true Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:32:17 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170116/rick-holmes-tests-facing-trump Kent Bush: Celebrating King's legacy by continuing his work http://www.news-star.com/news/20170114/kent-bush-celebrating-kings-legacy-by-continuing-his-work?rssfeed=true Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170114/kent-bush-celebrating-kings-legacy-by-continuing-his-work Matthew T. Mangino: A farewell and a warning http://www.news-star.com/news/20170113/matthew-t-mangino-farewell-and-warning?rssfeed=true Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:33:49 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170113/matthew-t-mangino-farewell-and-warning Arthur I. Cyr: Intelligence agencies go public http://www.news-star.com/news/20170111/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-go-public?rssfeed=true Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:40 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170111/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-go-public Kent Bush: Republicans have to make sure Trump keeps some of his promises http://www.news-star.com/news/20170110/kent-bush-republicans-have-to-make-sure-trump-keeps-some-of-his-promises?rssfeed=true Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:10:49 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170110/kent-bush-republicans-have-to-make-sure-trump-keeps-some-of-his-promises Mark L. Hopkins: But I heard it through the grapevine http://www.news-star.com/news/20170109/mark-l-hopkins-but-i-heard-it-through-grapevine?rssfeed=true Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:45:09 +0000 Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170109/mark-l-hopkins-but-i-heard-it-through-grapevine Kent Bush: Heavy on hate, light on fact http://www.news-star.com/news/20170107/kent-bush-heavy-on-hate-light-on-fact?rssfeed=true Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:20:55 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170107/kent-bush-heavy-on-hate-light-on-fact Matthew T. Mangino: President Obama promotes criminal justice reform http://www.news-star.com/news/20170106/matthew-t-mangino-president-obama-promotes-criminal-justice-reform?rssfeed=true Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:34:02 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170106/matthew-t-mangino-president-obama-promotes-criminal-justice-reform Kent Bush: Two years later, a reminder of why I'm here http://www.news-star.com/news/20170105/kent-bush-two-years-later-reminder-of-why-im-here?rssfeed=true Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:23:53 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170105/kent-bush-two-years-later-reminder-of-why-im-here Arthur I. Cyr: Israel’s isolation and U.S. influence http://www.news-star.com/news/20170104/arthur-i-cyr-israels-isolation-and-us-influence?rssfeed=true Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:49:28 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170104/arthur-i-cyr-israels-isolation-and-us-influence Rick Holmes: Scratching our heads, and wondering what happened to America in 2016 http://www.news-star.com/news/20170103/rick-holmes-scratching-our-heads-and-wondering-what-happened-to-america-in-2016?rssfeed=true Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:49:31 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20170103/rick-holmes-scratching-our-heads-and-wondering-what-happened-to-america-in-2016 Matthew T. Mangino: 3 things to think about in 2017 http://www.news-star.com/news/20161230/matthew-t-mangino-3-things-to-think-about-in-2017?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:29:14 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20161230/matthew-t-mangino-3-things-to-think-about-in-2017 Kent Bush: Not yet President Trump says he is doing an outstanding job http://www.news-star.com/news/20161229/kent-bush-not-yet-president-trump-says-he-is-doing-outstanding-job?rssfeed=true Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:21:12 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20161229/kent-bush-not-yet-president-trump-says-he-is-doing-outstanding-job Arthur I. Cyr: Russia now shapes the Mideast http://www.news-star.com/news/20161228/arthur-i-cyr-russia-now-shapes-mideast?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:02:31 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20161228/arthur-i-cyr-russia-now-shapes-mideast Mark L. Hopkins: Some good news at the end of 2016 http://www.news-star.com/news/20161227/mark-l-hopkins-some-good-news-at-end-of-2016?rssfeed=true Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:57:35 +0000 Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20161227/mark-l-hopkins-some-good-news-at-end-of-2016 Kent Bush: Christmas morning changed old to new http://www.news-star.com/news/20161223/kent-bush-christmas-morning-changed-old-to-new?rssfeed=true Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20161223/kent-bush-christmas-morning-changed-old-to-new Matthew T. Mangino: Missouri criminalizes growing-up http://www.news-star.com/news/20161223/matthew-t-mangino-missouri-criminalizes-growing-up?rssfeed=true Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:11:37 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20161223/matthew-t-mangino-missouri-criminalizes-growing-up