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  The Oklahoma GOP has enjoyed a ‘fairy tale’ turnabout of fortunes in the past 30 years. Until recent history, the Oklahoma Democrat party enjoyed nearly 9 decades of dominance in every statewide office and super-majorities in both legislative chambers.  No one saw a lucrative career opportunity in conservative political consulting, because there was no money in it, nor opportunity for career resume-building. Tom Cole changed that narrative in 1994, when his consulting firm of Cole,…

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  Gov. Kevin Stitt just signed into law a measure which would grant the dept of public safety more latitude in setting speed limits on Oklahoma’s safest rural highways and turnpikes.   The transition has no set timetable and there likely will not be a big celebration by the Transportation dept or highway patrol. But the evidence none-the-less backs up this decision. Automobile suspensions are far superior to what t […]

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  Congresswoman Kendra Horn Will get a lot of unwanted attention in the next 18 months. That’s just one part of Chairman David McLain’s detailed plan to expose the hard-left agenda of the Democrat Party, in Oklahoma.  On Tuesday night the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly held  a gathering in South Tulsa. Chairman David McLain spent about 30 minutes detailing his objectives and answering questions from the audience, which included leaders from multiple counties in northeast…

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Sooner Politics:  Oklahoma Ranks 'Top 5' In Several Tax & Commerce Policies

   Jonathan Williams recently published a detailed report on several fiscal comparisons of the 50 states, pertaining to tax policy & business-friendly environments.  Oklahoma ranked in the top 3 when it comes to property taxes. Texas, by comparison, scored miserably on the same criteria.  But in other parts of the charts, Texas devastated Oklahoma’s legacy by not imposing an income tax on citizens.  All in all, Texas ranked 2nd in the nation for ‘Economic Performance […]

 SoonerPolitics recently asked our readers to to give input to a poll about marijuana possession. 69% agreed with the move to make it a citation fine, rather than an arrestable misdemeanor. 8% disagreed with the change and want all unlawful possession subjectable to arrest, 1 year in jail, and $1000 fine (maximums). 23% chose a 3rd option and commented that a full repeal of the marijuana prohibition is the only action they can even applaud.   On Tuesday th […]

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  On Monday, the US Senate confirmed President Trump’s nomination to the Federal District Court for western Oklahoma. This now creates the 2nd vacancy on Oklahoma’s high court. Justice Reif is also stepping down at the end of this month. All of these developments are enabling Gov. Stitt to leave more legacy on Oklahoma govt. than Gov. Fallin had in her full 8 years in the governor’s mansion. Wyrick was Fallin’s last Supreme Court appointment.   Patrick Wyr […]

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Evidently, Sheila Riley of Tulsa’s Nathan Hale High School, is offering her favorite teachers some really fun trips, and she’s planning several more.  During last April’s partial teacher walkout, Tulsa Public School Administrators authorized the principal to spend tens of thousands of dollars sending several faculty members to the Las Vegas Strip. They called it “Professional Development” and justified it as free federal money that would disappear if they don’t […]

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