Category Archives: Local

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

Did we miss the Greek Festival?

You might be thinking based on decades past that you missed the Greek Festival. Yes, it is usually held in September. Don’t panic.

The Gyro, Greek Fries and feast of succulent roasted lamb with tzatziki sauce, green beans, rice pilaf, spanakopita, and tyropita Oklahomans typically enjoy in September are offered in abundance this Thursday October 5th through Saturday October 7th in beautiful downtown Tulsa.     Continue reading

Politics, race and the Great Lie

Dinesh D’Souza

Working the Republican Party of Tulsa County booth at the State Fair one conversation Sunday was especially memorable. A middle aged African-American man quietly stood and said he was considering switching party registration. Registering voters is the purpose of the booth and I volunteered a form, but he declined saying he was, “Just thinking about it.”

We talked briefly. Not about race so much, but I asked him if the Democratic Party had benefited African-Americans over generations. Continue reading

Tulsa’s snowflake City Council flakes again

City Council 2017 – Snowflakes of Trendy Correctness

Editorial:  Saturday the daily newspaper carried another story of stupid on Tulsa City Council no one should ignore. Of course, the paper didn’t print the story from Wednesday’s Council meeting on Thursday or Friday, but waited until Saturday – traditionally the lowest news circulation day.

Within the story itself, the City Council and Administration are proven liars and the paper covers, but doesn’t highlight the fact.  Let’s do that for them with their own report plus factual history. Continue reading

Racist t-shirts appear at Tulsa school

Editorial:  The photos broke my heart. Days and many conversations later it still hurts to know that some racialists will demagogue division to destroy community from Booker T. Washington (BTW) High School in Tulsa.

Friday a young Republican first sent the photos. She wanted to know what I thought. In truth, I am still processing chunks of opinion wrapped in disgust.  Continue reading