Sooner Politics

Sooner Politics:  The 'Wizards' Behind The OKGOP Curtain

  As the identity of the massive Republican presence dominates Oklahoma government for another election cycle, the core organization of the OKGOP is finding a sharp disconnect between the party structure and tenants; and the elected officials who are tapped by the voters to carry out those principles in office.  The biggest reason for that is because the party no longer manages the campaigns or the candidates, themselves. Rather; the candidates hire their o […]

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Sooner Politics:  Kevin Hern Sworn In To Congress For Immediate Votes

  Early Tuesday evening, Tulsa’s Kevin Hern was brought to the House of Representatives to be sworn in to fill the vacancy left when former congressman Jim Bridenstine became NASA’s administrator. He was introduced by Rep. Frank Lucas and joined two other newly elected congress members who also filled vacancies in east coast states.  Hern has already cast his first vote. the topic has to do with Gulf Coast federal properties and the transfer of management. […]

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Guest Editorial by Chuck DeVore- Texas Public Policy Foundation VP and former California legislator – California is once again on fire. Last summer’s northern California’s Carr Fire has killed six people, two of them firefighters, and continues to burn out of control, claiming more than 700 homes and about 100,000 acres. As a citizen-soldier in the California Army National Guard for two decades, I often heard the gallows humor quip that Cali […]

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  Oklahoman, Jarred Smith has been working on this criminal justice reform for years.  Here’s his announcement:   “Man I’m so happy I could just cry, been fighting back tears all day. I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of a very special commutation project. For the past 5 months I have worked for Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office along with Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform working to commute the sentences of inmate […]

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Sooner Politics:  Watch Parties Of Old Were Not For The Weak

We not only live in a time of instant and on-demand access to anything we want. Our younger generations never knew it any other way. Today we see political watch parties vacated in time to get home for the 10pm news. But if you ask grandpa, he’ll tell you of days when precinct polling places had 2 shifts of employees and hand counting started only after the public polling ended.  If you could not fight off sleepiness, you would not have done well at a wat […]

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She Said 'Yes!' To The Senate's Most Eligible Bachelor

While many other Oklahoma candidates were out seeking approval of the masses, one state senator was completing his most important and very selective commitment.  Senator Nathan Dahm, of Broken Arrow, asked Brinkley Davison’s hand in marriage on Friday night. And in dramatic fashion he made the proposal in public to an unsuspecting young Tulsan & alumni of Oral Roberts University.  Dahm is in the middle of his 2nd 4-year term in the Oklahoma Senat […]

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Sooner Politics:  Tom Coburn, On The Difference Between Fallin & Stitt

  Politico recently interviewed Former US Senator Tom Coburn, on the Kevin Stitt campaign for governor.​Coburn served in Washington with Congresswoman Fallin. He didn’t have a good review of her public service.  Here’s how Politico Reported on the gubernatorial contest &  how Coburn sees the race shaping up. […]

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In this decade, the Democrat base has broken solidarity with Israel.  The Democrat party of the past 10 years has increasingly moved from a position of solidarity with Israel & a Judeo-Christian value, to a pro Arab & pro Islam agenda.This issue reached a very obvious optic moment in the 2012 Democrat National Convention when The Democrat Governor of Ohio presented an amendment of affirmation of God and Jerusalem as the capitol of a united Israeli…

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On October 26th, Mature Cannabis can legally exist in Oklahoma, per emergency rules of the state health dept.   When the voters of Oklahoma mandated that patients can legally be treated with Cannabis, the Oklahoma State Health Dept. was mandated to come up with emergency rules to structure the marketing and distribution. those rules stipulate that until October 26th mature cannabis is prohibited.   So now it’s up to the licenced Oklahoma growers and p […]

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Sooner Politics:  Last Gasp of the Edmondson Political Machine

  60 years ago, J Howard Edmondson became the youngest governor of Oklahoma.   Now his nephew(Drew) seeks to become the oldest.  Drew’s father & uncle were raised in a home which was enamored with politics. They became a force in Muskogee County at a time when Muskogee was a major economic force in Oklahoma.   J Howard became an attorney and advanced as a prosecutor in his late 20s & early 30s. Then he ran for governor and won at age […]

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