Sunday, June 25, 2017


Waste Watch

U.S. Rep. Russell’s Waste Watch report a ‘publicity stunt’

Congressman Steve Russell’s latest Waste Watch “report” proves the timeless maxim: Even a broken clock is right twice a day. In reviewing the June installment...

Joy Hofmeister on teachers: ‘They don’t feel supported’

(Correction: This story was updated at 12 p.m. Friday, June 23, to note that the proposed temporary OKC tax increase is for income tax....

State Chamber touts OK2030 plan: ‘Somebody has got to lead’

If you're a civically engaged Oklahoman, you've heard the stats: Oklahoma has the lowest regional teacher pay; Oklahoma incarcerates more women than anywhere in...

‘Accidental activist’ grew up gay in 1970s Oklahoma

(Editor's note: The following excerpt is taken from Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Quality in Texas. It has been...
Edgemere Community School

Partnerships transform Edgemere Community School

For a decade or more, when walking the dog from our home in Central Park to Edgemere Park, my wife and I witnessed one...
Oklahoma's budget bipartisan deal

Oklahoma’s budget: The bipartisan deal that wasn’t

At the close of Oklahoma's 2017 legislative session, lawmakers fully expected at least one key piece of their budget to be challenged before the...
Memphis free care

Oklahoman first in line at Memphis free-care event

Sometimes, the realities of Oklahoma's insufficient and ineffective health care system follow me wherever I go. This weekend was no different. During an attempt to...
I learned a lot

Reporter on first year covering #okleg: ‘I learned a lot’

Entering the Oklahoma State Capitol for the first time as a reporter this session, I felt overwhelmed. Many people see the state Capitol as a...
human advantage

Youthful commentary: Sex ed and the ‘human advantage’

On Facebook earlier this month, a concerned reader critiqued a commentary published on NonDoc about public relations at a local, private high school. That reader...
Nasty Women

‘Nasty Women’ to display politically charged art in OKC

During the final presidential debate in October 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman." At the time, Twitter took...

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