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What or Who Is The “Teacher Caucus”?

For several weeks around this year’s primary election here in Oklahoma, the news media filed a number of stories about teachers frustrated by budget cuts, and lack of raises – dubbed ‘The Teacher Caucus’ – who were going to take matters into their own hands and run for political office to make changes in education policy at the state capitol (see blog #2).

So, who or what is the “Teacher Caucus” to which the media is referring?

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Retired Senators Start New 'Think Tank'

  The Oklahoma Opportunity Project is the brainchild of three former state senators. Mike Mazzei leaves the senate with a most recent Conservative Index score of 50. Jim Halligan shrank to a 13 which is lower than any Oklahoma Democrat senator. John Ford  scored a 40 in his final year. The Conservative Index is the state’s oldest continual scoring database of the legislature. The Oklahoma Constitution News periodical has […]

240 years ago today…IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with an…

Fourth of July, 1776:  America’s Own Brexit

My son was gaming online with a number of what I call his “virtual friends” shortly after it was announced that Britons had voted to leave the European Union (EU).  Unbeknowst to my son, many of the players in his RP were British.  Upon learning of the outcome of the election, the gamers began to […]

Editorial: 'Tall Building'  Fascists

  In the effort to stop wholesale free fall into a socialist state, conservative groups are unwittingly ascribing to an equally dangerous fascist economic society. ‘Fascist’ is a loaded word. Populists have wrongly associated the word with Nazi thuggery and forced conformity, especially on social issues. But the term is actually a reference to an economic policy. Case In Point   For centuries, our land has had a capitalist free market healthcare system. It has resulted in the highes […]

The 'Wasted Vote' Myth

  Several of us Tulsa conservatives had a bit of a philosophical debate, this past week. Tulsa had 2 leading candidates for mayor. Neither of them were conservative enough for most of the members of the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly.  Mayor Dewey Bartlett did come to the endorsement convention last week, but we opted not to endorse anyone. The given reason was because it’s not a Republican primary, but the real reason was because we were not at all excited […]