License-plate scanners planned for OK Hwy

Editorial Analysis: Do Oklahoma citizens really want state government photographing every license plate throughout the state?

It’s all for a good cause. District Attorneys have taken some flack for operating as highway robbers – the civil asset forfeiture issue, click here for more, but the DAs say they need more money to pay staff and conduct prosecutions. They are not getting sufficient funds from the legislature, fees and fines so they have found another revenue source.  Continue reading

The final nail in the Clintons’ coffin

A stunning opinion piece by Seth Mandel today in the New York Post, published under the headline “Dems’ ‘reckoning’ with Bill’s sexual offenses is the final nail in the Clintons’ coffin.”

It is interesting how the second “home” state the Clintons parachuted into long known for left-wing Democrat politics could turn against them.

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Gary Jones announces for governor

State Auditor Gary Jones Wednesday officially kicked off his bid for the state’s highest office in Tulsa promising to be a Governor for all Oklahomans.

“It’s time to reinvent state government so that it is accountable to the people of our great state,” Jones said. “Oklahomans are tired of the political games and want state government to fund core services in an effective and efficient manner. They want elected officials to be responsive to the citizens and not beholden to lobbyists.”

A Jones administration will put Oklahomans first – well ahead of the powerbrokers. He has a reputation of being a strong public servant working hard for all constituents. Continue reading

Tom Coburn on Judge Roy Moore

In a story today in The Oklahoman, Tom Coburn is quoted saying Roy Moore is being tried by the press: “Seems this is rule of rulers instead of Rule of law.”

The beloved former senator from Oklahoma who endorsed Moore’s Senate candidacy said he’s concerned the Alabama Republican is being unfairly tried in the court of public opinion.  Continue reading

Venezuela goes bust

Photo: Sky News

Updated: The Wall Street Journal editorial begins with a bit of humor from Milton Friedman who once joked that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert in five years there would be a shortage of sand.

He could have been talking about Venezuela and its oil wealth. But it is no joke. This is important for Tulsans to consider as so many are engaged in the oil industry with ties to Venezuela and as our elitist entitled Mayor G.T. Bynum drives socialism in city governance.     Continue reading