Why do we need a Right-to-Try law?

President Trump signing the Right To Try law

Congress recently passed, and President Trump signed, the “Right to Try” bill that gives dying patients limited access to drugs that have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our Founders would be astonished that we need such a bill. Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution give the federal government the authority to regulate the practice of medicine. And it is a very good thing that federal intervention and standards didn’t begin in 1789.    Continue reading

Rare tick turns up in Arkansas

This Rutgers University photo shows three Longhorned ticks: from left, a fully engorged female, a partial engorged female, and an engorged nymph.

A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, or how it made its way near here.   Continue reading

Supremes uphold accurate voter rolls

Attorney General Mike Hunter today celebrated another victory for the state at the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the laws in Ohio and other states, including Oklahoma, that ensure that the states’ list of registered voters remains accurate.

The National Voter Registration Act requires states to implement programs that ensure accurate voter registration rolls by removing the names of people who have died or moved.  Continue reading

Turner Turnpike closings this week

The Turner Turnpike will see overnight closures this week between Oklahoma City and Wellston as construction on the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike continues. The closures are part of a project to install bridge beams near Luther Road on the new interchange that will connect the EOC Turnpike to the Turner Turnpike (I-44).  Continue reading

Beach Street volleyball sands downtown

BOK Center is bringing the beach to Tulsa with its first ever Beach Street presented by Michelob Ultra.

On Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, Third Street in downtown Tulsa will be transformed into three full-size sand volleyball courts. This two-day six versus six sand volleyball tournament sets teams to compete for a first place grand prize of $3,000 as well as special prizes for the second and third place teams.  Continue reading