OK Senate: Wrapping up committee work

OK Senator John Haste, Tulsa and Broken Arrow

We passed the first major legislative hurdle of the session this week getting bills out of committee. Overall, there were just over 2,800 bills assigned to House and Senate committees at the beginning of session. In the Senate, nearly 540 made it out of committee and 465 advanced in House committees.

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New documents reveal misconduct in Enron Case

Andrew Weissmann

In a feature story, The Federalist reporter Margot Cleveland reviews new records that expose efforts by special counsel attorney Andrew Weissmann to intimidate witnesses and to interfere in the attorney-client relationship of a cooperating witness. While this material is specific to the now textbook famous miscarriage of justice in the Enron Case, it raises the question: Are government attorneys above the law? If so; what is just about that?

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What letter grades did your school receive?

The Oklahoma Dept. of Education’s new tool to assess schools includes overall letter grades as well as a variety of other measures, which were developed to comply with federal law. These letter grades were released in February and are calculated using data from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

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Self-Supremacy and the Oklahoma GOP

David Arnett, Oklahoma Pundit and Patriot

Opinion: The name alone communicates the issue.

This weekend self-supremacy will be on full display at the Tulsa County Republican Convention and it is with great joy I find myself attending  and voting without an agenda beyond Constitutional governance. I can be then, as former-mayor Kathy Taylor Lobeck once noticed I greatly enjoy; an equal opportunity aggravator.

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Enduring principles of persuasion “Win Bigly”

Most reviews of Scott Adams latest book Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter note a bit of “apprehension.” A lot of people are quite vocal about their personal and/or political hatred of Trump, but when a book is described by Politico as “an oxygen-free cubicle into which is piped a barking infomercial for the president” it makes me want to buy a dozen.

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