Sooner Politics

  Senator John Cornyn just asked a health professional in US Senate committee hearings, about the connection between heroin deaths and opioid prescription regulations.  The federal committee testimony establishes that it is state regulations limiting patients from getting proper care & oversight of their health challenges, that leads to desperate patients turning to the cheaper street opioids, HEROIN & FENTANYL.   Our Oklahoma state legisl […]

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  Oklahoma’s Republican politicians have another indictment to face in the growing class warfare narrative.  The candidate filing fees were massively increased in recent years, effectively making citizen representation more favorable to the affluent. It’s a massive poll tax on a citizen who dares to take up the notion that we are a government of the people. Sure, the state will let you vote for free, but you cannot dare be a leader for free.  It now co […]

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Sooner Politics:  Wildfires Sweep Through Hinton, OK

  Tragedy hit this western Oklahoma town without warning. NEWS9 has coverage of the many families displaced by the wildfires which were stoked by extremely high winds and lack of green vegetation.News9 […]

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Reps. Sean Roberts, Teague Propose Legislation to Increase Education Revenue Without Increasing Taxes –    Two of the more fiscal conservatives in the Oklahoma House have announced a series of education funding bills for immediate assistance to our state public school educators. The measures tap into current funding sources and do not include any tax increases.  Rep. Sean Roberts & Rep Tess Teague have long been calling for some basic reforms in h […]

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Chuck Strohm: Only Fundamental Reforms Will Restore The Oklahoma Educator

  Rep. Chuck Strohm, of the House Platform Caucus, penned this insightful perspective on the plight of classroom teachers, and those who’ve exploited them..  – This past Sunday was Easter, the day when we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While milling around at church after service, I was asked the following question….‘What can we pray about s […]

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Dr. James Taylor: "Don't Spend That Teacher Pay Raise Just Yet"

  An Oklahoma City Educator provides a sober perspective on the possible long-term effects of this week’s striking school teachers. ​Don’t Spend That $6,000 Raise Just Yet – By Dr. James Taylor –   I absolutely love teaching and approach each day with enthusiasm to share with my students (although, by seventh hour some of that enthusiasm has waned). As I write this, I am in my classroom without students to teach, for a third day! Ther […]

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Richardson; "It's Time To End The Teacher Walkout"

  After a week of bizarre lack of state authority to maintain an orderly public education system,​​ there is a growing frustration among the citizens. For many Oklahomans, It seems no one is willing to be the adult in the room. Not the local school boards, the State Superintendent, and certainly not our current governor.  Gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson released the following statement calling for the end of the weeklong teacher walkout. […]

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released this advisory:   ​The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has identified a growing number of outside protest groups, not involved with the ongoing teachers’ rally, present at the State Capitol. The situation is being closely monitored for the safety of educators, elected officials and others at the Capitol and the surrounding area.  In the past, s […]

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Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite Gains More Pledged Candidates, Organizes In Counties

​  With half the Republicans in the governor race expressing support for Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite! (OTU), several other candidates are also announcing intention to campaign and serve under the principles of the OTU platform. Libertarian Candidates submitted their pledges to the OTU   This weekend three Libertarian candidates also signed a pledge at their OKLP convention. OTU intends to certify and publish the pled […]

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  This weekend the Oklahoma Libertarian Party reorganized under a new set of bylaws and new leadership. Their two prominent candidates lent a hand in guiding the party organization past some of what they describe as ‘first year missteps & successes’.  Among the popular planks of the candidates is Dr. Tom Coburn’s condemnation of the legislature and governor for growing the size & cost of government. Three Libertarian Candidates officially signed the […]

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