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David Van Risseghem has recreated the look and feel of a newspaper online for the Conservative movement in Oklahoma. He shares that the spectrum of Conservative vision will have diverse manifestations. Solid reasoning is expected and clarity of expressed values is to be appreciated. Freedom of the press is not just for commercial press. It is the citizen’s right to distribute His Free Speech.
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  Tulsa Republicans have a clear choice for the future leadership of the party. The publisher of SoonerPolitics strongly endorses David McLain and Terry Flattem.   While the political candidates and elected officials face difficult decisions in municipal, county, state, and national issues; the party must be thriving with openness, resolute principles, and cooperative energy. That has been desperately missing at the county GOP.  David McLain is a form […]

Tulsa GOP Convention Preview

David & Alee McLain  Tonight, the Tulsa Area Republican Assemblies held a Convention Preview just days ahead of the Saturday County Convention. Every elective office in the party appears to be up for grabs. All the current office holders are so far indicating that they are not seeking to keep their office. Allen Branch   David McLain spoke to the crowded hall about why he is stepping up to run for County Chairman. McLain […]

'Tough On Crime' Just Cost Tulsa Homeowners Another  $10 Million

  County Jails are for dangerous people. That’s why it’s a terrible solution for seriously ill people. Elliot Williams was a fine American man. He served in our military and stayed out of trouble. He was a devoted father. His family was just awarded a $10 million dollar judgment for perhaps the cruelest torture ever applied to an Oklahoman.  He got sick, and he got punished severely for it.  Unlike other illnes […]

House Democrats Resume 'Hunger Strike'

  The House today voted to pass the Jon Echols ‘Real ID’ compromise bill (HB1465). It advanced on nearly a straight party line  vote.   What we begin to see is a Democrat party trying one more time to evoke a parliamentary ‘hunger strike’. they refuse to support Republican measures of any type unless and until there is a vote to hike oil production taxes.  Never mind that a few weeks ago the Republicans largely supported Dem. Eric Procto […]

  Representatives Kevin McDugle and Carol Bush along with Sen. David Holt, have two bills nearing a floor vote, this week.(HB1468, HB1470) They are a lawyer’s dream. The two freshmen legislators teamed up to provide a proposed statute giving lawyers and plaintiffs up to 40+ years to file a lawsuit claiming, among other things, certain emotional damages suffered in childhood.​  The intention was to give children who suffer sexual abuse a longer period […]

A New Day At the Tulsa Jail

by David van Risseghem  Tulsa – I’ve been very busy the past few weeks. As well as being an activist and journalist, I am an advocate for a better public policy on mental illness. It is a huge issue with massive needs. But we measure success in baby steps. The Tulsa County Jail’s new mental health unit is one of those baby steps.   As a member of NAMI Tulsa, I reached out to Sheriff Regalado and his medical staff(Turnkey) about the matter and we offe […]

Smarter On Crime

​  With the impending criminal trial for Senator Ralph Shorty, I have to say that it doesn’t have to be the final chapter in Ralph’s public life. I want him to get a fair trial and a just verdict. And then I want him to be a better man.  This is what I want for every fellow Oklahoman.  Yes, we need societal accountability and prudent discretion. But let’s also look for ways to protect society, promote public safety, and still be hopeful & hel […]

The Ralph Shorty Collapse

 Jesus said; “..and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.” Matthew 7:27   It wasn’t until the Police of Moore, OK released the report, that we got a real picture of what Ralph Shorty was up to.  But now we see why the Oklahoma Senate all but expelled a powerful member.  Essentially, Ralph Shorty was in a cheap hotel with a juvenile wh […]