Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Culture

The last ride of Mark McBride

Budget hearing previews the last ride of Mark McBride

As the cold and barren off-seasson for lawmakers thaws and the first session of Oklahoma's 59th Legislature approaches, the focus in January has been state...
Adam Pugh

Plenty of cooks in the Oklahoma education kitchen

As the state's beleaguered education system again shapes up to be the topic du jour — or de l'année — among members and observers...
The two jobs of Ryan Walters

Here’s looking at you, me: The two jobs of Ryan Walters

(Update: Ryan Walters tendered his resignation from Every Kid Counts Oklahoma, according to a report late Sunday from The Frontier. The post below remains...
2022 seemed tolerable

Compared to recent years, 2022 seemed tolerable

So another year comes to a close, as they always seem to do, but this time it doesn't feel as bad as some others,...
nuclear fusion

‘This is a BFD’: The romance of nuclear fusion heats up

Ah, the holday season, when bells are ringing, children are singing and nuclear attraction is in the air. That's right, the U.S. Department of Energy...
Edmond elections

Weird local rules mean extra Edmond elections

(Update: On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the City of Edmond website noted that one of the remaining mayoral challengers had withdrawn his candidacy, functionally cancelling...
World Cup cultural differences

2022 World Cup draws cause cultural comparisons

If you didn't know — and perhaps you genuinely did not — the World Cup is happening, and the United States team is doing......
straight party voting

Straight party voting throws quite a rager in Oklahoma

Straight party voting is a feature of Oklahoma's electoral process that many people would like to see eliminated — many people who are not...
I voted stickers

An ‘I voted’ sticker is the prize for enduring all these ads

So the big day — Election Day — is almost here. The suffering caused by the slog of constant political attack ads while trying to...
Halloween, plant-based horror

Halloween can be a tough time to mind your diet

It's that time of the year again. Halloween marks a spooky season when many of us eat a frightening amount of candy. I admit, even...

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