Line-item budgeting legislation filed

Seven members of the Oklahoma State Senate have co-authored legislation aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in exactly how tax dollars are being used by the agencies receiving the vast majority of state appropriations each year.

Senate Bill 875 requires the Legislature to approve line-item budgets for agencies appropriated over $100 million in state funds. Continue reading

Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

There was a time in this country, back when the British were running things, that if you spoke your mind and it ticked off the wrong people, you’d soon find yourself in jail for offending the king.

Reacting to this injustice, when it was time to write the Constitution, America’s founders argued for a Bill of Rights, of which the First Amendment protects the right to free speech. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, was very clear about the fact that he wrote the First Amendment to protect the minority against the majority.  Continue reading

McCartney launches effort to lower stress

Sir Paul McCartney

NEW YORK – The David Lynch Foundation today launched an exciting new campaign with the fundraising platform Omaze, partnering with music legend Paul McCartney to offer an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience at his September 21st show at Barclays Center in New York City.

Starting today, fans can visit omaze.com/paul and enter for a chance to win a rare and extraordinary prize with a donation of as little as $10!     Continue reading

Indian Brotherhood gang charged

Acting United States Attorney Loretta F. Radford

Today, Acting United States Attorney Loretta F. Radford announced that a one-count Federal Complaint was filed against Kody Bill Clark, a/k/a “Seminole,” from Mulhall, Oklahoma, age 34, Daniel Wayne Strunk, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, age 43, and Stephanie Renee Tyson, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, age 30, charging Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute MethamphetamineContinue reading

Counter offer to Taliban in Tulsa

Opinion: There is a rise of the Taliban in Tulsa.

Yes, even in this most beautiful city in the heart of the most conservative state, some wish to hide history – change the name of Oklahoma’s oldest elementary school. They want a new war, but will receive relentless peaceful objection.  Continue reading