EPA’s new course: An interview with Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt . (Photo: JEENAH MOON/REUTERS/Newscom/The Daily Signal)

Editor’s Note: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke to Rob Bluey this week at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club meeting in Washington. They discussed leadership, the agency’s top priorities, law, congress and environmentalism. This is an edited transcript and a long-form work in a short-form world, but for those Oklahomans that have known Scott Pruitt over decades of public life – he gives interviews worth reading. Continue reading

TU Men’s Basketball ticket plans released

A four-game Mini-Plan and All-Sport Flexbook for the upcoming Tulsa men’s basketball season, along with season tickets for all 17 home games at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, are on sale now.

Perfect for fans who can’t make it to all 17 home games this season, the Mini-Plan includes four American Athletic Conference matchups, beginning with a Jan. 3 contest against UConn. Continue reading

First District Candidate Tim Harris

Tim Harris

Edit Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District now held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who is appointed by President Donald J. Trump to head the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) pending confirmation

Tim Harris started in the Tulsa District Attorney’s (DA) office right out of law school, eventually working his way up to First Assistant. He served on the first specialized prosecution team fighting child abuse in 1988 and served as the District Attorney’s first Director of Crimes Against Children. Harris was elected DA in 1998, and was the longest serving District Attorney in Tulsa County history.

Question: Why, after such a long distinguished career as Tulsa County District Attorney, would you want to run for Congress?   Continue reading

Jason Aldean resumes tour in Tulsa

Jason Aldean, Tulsa BOK Show

Country music star Jason Aldean resumed his “They Don’t Know” tour at Tulsa’s BOK Center last week, his first on stage since a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas where Aldean was performing, killing 58 and injuring nearly 500 others.

After the tragedy, Aldean postponed his next three tour stops out of respect for the victims and their families, saying his tour would resume in Tulsa. It did more.  Continue reading

Senate probes Obama/Clinton Russian deal

The Hill.com reported Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding federal agencies disclose if they knew the FBI had uncovered corruption before 2010 when the Obama administration approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.  Continue reading