While there is still strong resistance to legalizing marijuana from current state government leaders, as well as prosecutors and law enforcement in our state, there is evidence that the average Oklahoman is ready to reform the harsh laws that harken back to the War on Drugs of the Reagan era. In 2016, two ballot initiatives
Well, well, well. The front page of the Seminole Producer has an article [State-Funded Private School Vouchers Expand to Foster Children – Oklahoma Watch report July 14, 2017] proving just what I predicted last year would happen has come to fruition. SB 301 authored by Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie and Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman expand
When I was eighteen (2005) I remember being told by an older peer, “be prepared to have your beliefs challenged when you go to college.” This comment (at the time pointed towards my religious beliefs, but would later entail moral, ethical, and political beliefs) did a few things to me. Initially, it made me nervous
This is a (long) letter I wrote to Senator Lankford in response to his reply to one of my letters to him about health care. July 26, 2017 Senator Lankford, I received your email response to my letter and, with all due respect, it is filled with half-truths, hyperbole, and outright lies. Allow me to
Democrats in Oklahoma often have to struggle for positive coverage in the corporate media, but here are a few recent news items we found, along with a TV clip featuring Rep. Jason Dunnington, and a letter to the editor. NEWSPRINT Former state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate talks revenue woes, criminal justice reform – by
If more Oklahoma Republicans can be cured of their tax increase phobia, maybe we can get back to funding critical services in this state. Some real solutions are starting to be discussed at 23rd and Lincoln. Baby steps, but still!
On July 14, Our Revolution Oklahoma, a chapter of the group formed by former staffers and supporters of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, had a well-attended organizational meeting in Moore. 80 people from across the state attended. A followup meeting will be held on August 15. The reconvene of the Oklahoma Democratic Party on