Perhaps one of the worst policies of Gov. Frank Keating (and most controversial at the time) was the idea of shipping out our massively growing prison population to businessmen who set up corporate prison compounds. Keating was a former FBI agent and he had all the mindset of a “get tough” authoritarian. He was convinced that Oklahoma would be a far safer and more civil society if we just had the determinat […]
A conservative pioneer of Oklahoma journalism has died. Mike McCarville spent the last 35 years as a publisher. Many of those years he was an associate of Neva Hill’s organization. Part of that time, the McCarville report was a contributor to SoonerPolitics.org. More recently McCarville was a passionate voice for ending the corrupt and anti-constitutional practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture. The ass […]
U.S. House Republican leadership finally released their version of ObamaCare “Repeal & Replace”……. complete with practically no Repeal, and more Repair than Replace. President Trump is making it clear that he supports this plan. Vice …
March 7th, the House of Representatives passed S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017, passed by the Senate in February. The bill will now go to the President for his signature.
For our space program to be successful, NASA needs consistency in its mission. The NASA Transition Authorization Act keeps a mission to Mars as NASA’s horizon goal, supporting the critical deep space exploration systems as well as partnerships with industry that will make this horizon goal successful. This bill also recognizes the importance of the Moon in these plans as well as the role NASA plays in lowering barriers to access for other actors in space.
S. 442 includes several provisions from my American Space Renaissance Act, H.R. 4945 introduced in the 114th Congress:
- Launch Indemnification: Allows the NASA Administrator to determine a maximum probable loss for a launch, and set the insurance requirements to that determination. This provides flexibility to launch providers and could potentially lead to cheaper launches.
- Orbital debris removal: Calls for a review of concepts and technologies for removing existing orbital debris, enhancing the safety of the space environment.
- ISS transition plan: Requires NASA to develop a plan to transition from NASA sponsorship of the ISS to other regimes, critical to ensure the United States does not suffer a gap in low Earth orbit presence.
- Venture Class launch: Indicates Congress’ support for the Venture Class Launch Services program, a key program to enhance the domestic commercial launch industry and ensure we have necessary capabilities in the United States.
MATT DRUDGEVerified account @DRUDGE Mar 6Single best photo of presidency so far. All the haters, all the pounding, all the confusion and drama melt away on a late winter’s day… pic.twitter.com/1RAntr4Rgc […]
Did Ben Carson speak accurately?” There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.” Dr. Carson is one of the world’s greatest surgeons. And speaking logically and accurately is common among physicians. For instan […]
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (KOKH) — Residents in Northwest Oklahoma are being asked to evacuate immediately due to large grass fires spreading. A fire warning has been issued for the towns of Fort Supply, Laverne and Buffalo in Harper County. Residents of Fort Supply have been asked to evacuate south toward Woodward, where a shelter is available at the Woodward Pioneer Room, located at 1212 9th Street. (see rest of the story here via OKCFox)
From the Tapp family in Cimarron County further west:
Rachael Tapp (March 6th)
I have witnessed dawn at night, driving through Buffalo. Massive fire line moving southeast. Much loss for friends of ours.
Congressman Bridenstine will be hosting a Service Academy Day on April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the 1st floor auditorium of the CityPlex Towers. The purpose of this event is to provide students who are interested in attending a service academ…