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The Post Election GOP Party Purge Effort Has Begun

  This weekend Brett Farley made national news by resigning from the OKGOP leadership team over his rejection of Donald Trump as the standard bearer. Today he unveiled his plan for overhauling how the party selects it’s nominees. It’s far to say Farley is not a Tea Party darling or Liberty Caucus orchestrator. His solutions seem more like a return to the smoke-filled rooms where enlightened party fathers conduct litmus tests and pump white smoke up the chimney when they have a nominee […]

#NeverTrump Splits In Two

  The most vocal #NeverTrump voices in Oklahoma are far from united. The fact is, they are as uncomfortable with each other as Lindsay Graham is with Ted Cruz. ​  Rep Paul Wesselhoft and Sen. David Holt have both declared their disdain for Donald Trump’s candidacy. Yet these two Oklahoma Legislators are not likely to ever coauthor legislation on a Tea Party concern or a Chamber of Commerce priority. […]

Bridenstine Names Philip Jackson To District Team

  Philip Jackson of New Valley Forge Consulting, just announced his new position on the District staff for 1st District Congressman, Jim Bridenstine.  Jackson will serve as Field Representative.​  Jackson made the  official news via Twitter last Monday. He posted: “I’m excited to announce that I have officially accepted a position as Field Representative for @RepJBridenstine! #MovingMointains #Monda […]

Oklahoma's 'Strict Constructionist' Supreme Court Throws Out Abortion Law On 'Single-Subject' Interpretation

  All 9 justices agreed that the legislature again violated the 1-subject mandate in the Oklahoma Constitution, when the abortion industry regulations were passed, last Spring.  The law focuses on four abortion-related points:minors and parental consent;tissue preservation;inspection of clinics; legal liability for abortion providers.  The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law and the state’s highest court subsequently b […]

Tulsa Mayor Bartlett Calls For Better Mental Illness Awareness & Response

Mayor Bartlett Declares October 2-8, Mental Illness Awareness Week Mayor Dewey Bartlett jr. Is proclaiming the week of October 2-8 as Mental Illness Awareness Week.​Candelight vigil, screenings to be held week of Oct. 2-8  Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett signed a proclamation declaring the week of October 2 through October 8, 2016 is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Tulsa. Each year, the week provides an opportunity nationally to fight stigma, provide support, educate the publi […]

Families Of Mentally Ill Get New Legal Options

The Mark Costello Act For Assisted Outpatient Treatment.  Cathy Costello and four of her children were on hand for the governor’s signing of the Mark Costello Act.   Legislation to help families get assisted outpatient treatment for adult relatives with mental illness before a situation reaches a crisis has been signed into law, this Summer. House Bill 1697, by Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Lee Denney, was formally signed by the governor, with the Costello family and many state leaders on […]

Is Lechery Subverting Conservatism In the Media?

  Roger Ailes has a legacy of political brilliance. Nothing will erase that. But since leaving electoral management Ailes has built some strong solid media machines. He transformed CNBC into an evening talk success. Remember when he managed Rush Limbaugh’s 4 years of syndicated TV?  The Rupert Murdoch asked Ailes to take the helm of the new Fox News Channel. Since 1996, Ailes has been putting together a global news machine.  But the deep dark […]