Friday, April 19, 2019


Bradford Pear

The Bradford Pear needs to tone it down

The Bradford Pear tree has been in the news this spring, a lot. Just typing the name into Google results in pages and pages...

Oregon and Oklahoma: Similar issues, different details

Don't call this a travel blog, but my recent trip to Portland, Oregon, left me with a journalistic observation: Residents of the Beaver State...

Spring is for the opportunities, not the birds

Spring is here, and nice weather along with it. I've had a drastic change of heart toward the seasons recently, and I think it's...

During OKCPS transition, community should be patient

Now that Oklahoma City Public Schools' Pathway to Greatness transformation plan has been approved, I hope we can all take a deep breath, calm ourselves down...

Policy Pitch: Restore refundability of the EITC

In Oklahoma’s tax code, there are multiple tax breaks for high-income individuals and businesses. But just three tax credits are targeted at low-income Oklahomans,...
SB 45

Editorial: SB 45 tried to address teacher sexual misconduct; it failed

Oklahoma has more than 500 independent school districts. If that seems like a lot, well, it is. Whatever action one district takes to address...
St. Patrick's Day makes no sense

Snakes to green beer: St. Patrick’s Day makes no sense

Exactly how we went from snakes being driven out of Ireland to green beer, I'm not sure. Frankly, St. Patrick's Day makes no sense....
OU tepee vandalism

What if social media captured 1994 OU tepee vandalism?

The spring air still felt a little like winter as five Indigenous students of the University of Oklahoma slept inside a tepee during the early...
legislative micromanagement

Legislative micromanagement hurts Oklahoma schools

“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no...
pregnant people

Pregnant people deserve trust in their decisions

Standing up for bodily autonomy is not extreme. Rather, it is imperative to liberty, freedom and dignity for all people who experience pregnancy. Year...

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