Give Ukraine the weapons it needs for self-defense

UkraineMapSmWhen Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress last month, he thanked the United States for its assistance in confronting Russian aggression, and indeed, our country, along with our NATO allies, has done much. But Poroshenko asked us for more. “Blankets, night-vision goggles are important,” he said, “but one cannot win the war with blankets.”

We believe now is the time to add defensive military aid, including weapons, to our support of Ukraine.

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USF upends Golden Hurricane

Photo: TulsaHurricane.com

Photo: TulsaHurricane.com

TULSA, OK—For at least three quarters, it looked as if the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane were going to pull off a regulation win in front of 18,744 homecoming fans in H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday afternoon. They had a decent lead, momentum was in their favor, and all they needed to do was keep pressure on the University of South Florida in the second half and they would seal the deal.

Well, that didn’t happen.

The USF Bulls turned a 27-7 deficit at the half into a 38-30 win with 31-points in the second half to hand the Golden Hurricane their second straight loss where their opponent mounted a late comeback to snatch away a win.

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Thunder falls to Timberwolves

Photo: Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

Photo: Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

TULSA, OK—The Oklahoma City Thunder brought their preseason roadshow to Tulsa on Sunday night for their sixth annual visit, this time hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder have played six times in the BOK Center since the facility opened in 2008, facing Houston, Miami, Denver, Memphis, New Orleans and Minnesota.

On Sunday night 16,901 fans saw a turnover-plagued, stripped down Thunder fall to the Timberwolves 112-94, their third straight loss.

In all Oklahoma City coughed up the ball 23 times.

“We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball,” Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks said after the game. “You give a team a lot of turnovers and give them a lot in transition the game becomes easy for them (Minnesota).

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Bridenstine: your questions – real answers

JimBridenstineTownHallCongressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) will hold a District Town Hall meeting focused on local and national security this Tuesday evening October 21st, 6:30-8:00 PM, at the Mabee Center in Tulsa.

Addressing the pressing obligation and immediate needs for “Securing America” Rep. Bridenstine will answer audience questions on national security and sovereignty as timely as any news headline.

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Noonan: “Who Do They Think We Are?’

Ebola2Peggy Noonan writing for the Wall Street Journal declares what a growing number of people worldwide have come to believe, “The [Obama} administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis continues to be marked by double talk, runaround and gobbledygook. And its logic is worse than its language. In many of its actions, especially its public pronouncements, the government is functioning not as a soother of public anxiety but the cause of it.

An example this week came in the dialogue between Megyn Kelly of Fox News and Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control.

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