Friday, August 14, 2020

Civics

NonDoc covers the civic realm across Oklahoma, examines national international policy issues, and publishes commentary on these topics from diverse voices. As a site category, "Civics" includes the subcategories Education, Health Care and Politics, which are used when applicable.

Civics

Civics
NonDoc covers the civic realm across Oklahoma, examines national international policy issues, and publishes commentary on these topics from diverse voices. As a site category, "Civics" includes the subcategories Education, Health Care and Politics, which are used when applicable.
panhandling

Local media mishandle panhandling headlines

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of panhandlers in OKC's medians, local media love it. It's that perfect combination of public awareness...
brogdon for district 34

Thirty pages from the Watonga Republican

I wrote Monday about various oddities and tidbits found in the Beckham County Record-Democrat. One thing I didn't have time to mention is how interesting...
Trump's Oklahoma leadership

Trump’s Oklahoma leadership is a motley crew

One of the half-dozen people who were listed as chairing Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign efforts in Oklahoma is a Harvard-educated used-car salesman with...
chief of police

Chief of police, pastor and community discuss race

It was an earnest and progressive come-together Monday evening between the African-American pastor of East 6th Street Christian Church, Jesse Jackson, and Oklahoma City Chief...
criminal-justice reform

Rep: Criminal-justice reform deserves bipartisan support

The attention surrounding criminal justice reform has never been greater. More and more stakeholders believe decades of "tough-on-crime" policies have been as tough on...
The Record-Democrat

School bonds, meth and football: The Record-Democrat

One of my favorite pastimes is perusing the pages of local newspapers, big and small. Maybe it’s the journalist in me, but something always tickles...
schools

‘Outdated structure’ makes schools suffer

Schools have always been a flashpoint for society’s cultural disagreements, but rhetoric in Oklahoma has recently grown heated. The combination of a financial crisis,...
Islam

You don’t have to fear my Muslim friends

Thursday afternoon, I finished up a consultant work trip to our nation's capital and teed up Uber for my long trip to Dulles airport in...
Brogdon

Journalists bite on press release and political theater

Sometimes, I read the news and forget what month and/or year it is. That happened this week when I clicked Oklahoma Watch's story, "Bill Increasing Pay...
funding shortfalls in education

OPSRC: Funding shortfalls in education demand innovation

During the 2015 legislative session, state leaders were forced to make difficult funding decisions owing to a $611 million shortfall from the previous year. Many...

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