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Tulsa

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On May 31, 2016
The Tulsa Race Riot is one of the most shameful events in all of American history and as we know, that’s a high bar to meet. That event took place 95 years ago today. Amazingly, an account of this event written by the father of the legendary African-American historian John Hope Franklin, who was a […]

Modern Heroes

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On May 25, 2016

I still maintain that some of the greatest heroes in the United States are those in the deepest red states fighting for reproductive rights. Opening an abortion clinic in the United States is never ea

Keep on Fracking!

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On March 31, 2016

Now that the USGS has determined that Oklahoma has as much chance of a damaging earthquake in the next year as California, the only solution is to frack, frack away! I was in your state writing about

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Earthquakes and Energy

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On October 22, 2015
Gee, maybe Oklahoma should take the geological impacts of fracking seriously… A sharp earthquake in central Oklahoma last weekend has raised fresh concern about the security of a vast crude oil storage complex, close to the quake’s center, that sits at the crossroads of the nation’s oil pipeline network. The magnitude 4.5 quake struck Saturday […]

21st Century Policing

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On April 13, 2015
Maybe it’s only a matter of time before police departments of the New Gilded Age start creating hunting licenses for rich people to shoot humans. Robert Bates, the reserve Tulsa County deputy who fatally shot a man who was in a physical altercation with another deputy last week, has donated thousands of dollars worth of […]

Immunity for Politicians!

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On February 7, 2015
I see the politicians of states ranging from Louisiana and New York to Rhode Island and Illinois rallying around this Oklahoma proposal: A new bill proposed by Oklahoma State Representative Kevin Calvey (R) would prohibit district attorneys from prosecuting state elected officials, legislators, district court and appellate judges, and appointees to state commissions for public […]

States Rights!

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On December 18, 2014

Remember friends, conservatives are always about smaller government and leaving people alone to live their lives as they want: Two neighboring states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down C

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