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Capitol Report for November 26: Sandy Garrett honored as ‘door-opener’ … and JFK’s gratitude for ‘uncovenanted mercies’

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded the ASTEC Fund, which supports the ASTEC Charter Schools in Oklahoma City, for presenting a “door-opener” award to former Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett. Although a Democrat, Garrett’s mentor in statewide education leadership was Republican Gov. Henry Bellmon. At the gala held […]

John F. Kennedy’s Thanksgiving Day proclamations

Staff Report Editor’s Note: On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. His death came a little more than two weeks after distribution of his final Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. Kennedy was the first (and thus far only) Roman Catholic elected to the American presidency. The final Thanksgiving Proclamation from President Kennedy was […]

In Joy, Thankfulness, Praise: Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Ronald Wilson Reagan

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Several years ago, during one of her visits to Oklahoma City for a speech, I spent time with columnist Peggy Noonan, a friend from my decade of work in Washington, D.C. Ted Kennedy had died a few days before. Our conversation turned not to Ted, but to Ronald Reagan’s relationship […]

Dowling’s Dilemma: Would JFK be tagged a ‘conservative Republican’ today?

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul Dowling runs the website “Eagle Rising.” Based on its content, I doubt he shares all of my worldview. However, he clearly shares some of it. Dowling posted a wonderfully provocative commentary this past week, entitled “Is President Kennedy now a conservative Republican?” This is not an entirely […]

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