Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

Tobacco through a different lens

Opinion:  It’s been more than twenty years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I had been in medical practice in Tulsa for about ten years and my mother and sister decided to tour China – one of their bucket list excursions. I had gone home to Bartlesville to visit my father left behind to mind the homestead and we were sitting, chatting in our den. He got out of his chair, walked up to where I was sitting and, lifting his chin, pointed to a lump on his neck.

“What do you think this is?” Before I touched it, I knew, but I reached out and pressed against the hard lump just under his chin. Continue reading

Gay hated when out as conservative

Chadwick Moore

Updated: Chadwick Moore, a 33-year-old journalist living in Williamsburg, had been a lifelong liberal. Then, last September, he penned a profile for Out Magazine of Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial and outspoken critic of feminism, Muslims and gay rights (despite being openly gay himself). Although the story didn’t take a stance on Yiannopoulos, Moore found himself pilloried by fellow Democrats and ostracized by longtime friends. Continue reading

Joy Villa rocks freedom at Grammys

Editorial: Pop singer Joy Villa arrived Sunday at the 2017 Grammy Awards wearing a simple white outfit– until she removed it on the red carpet, revealing a dress styled to reflect the graphics of Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign.

Before arrival at the Grammys, Villa shared a message that her “whole artistic platform is about LOVE!”

Tulsa Today loves any entertainer with talent, earned skills, courage and the exuberant confidence to reject controlling sycophants of political correctness. You go girl!   Continue reading

What if sick people lose ObamaCare?

Editorial:  As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) — seriously, not just as a political gesture — alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage.

So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because ObamaCare outlawed it.

ObamaCare resulted in perhaps five times as many losers as winners—even counting just those who ended up with more expensive or less desirable coverage. If you count the taxpayers, the tally of losers is much higher. But with government largesse, the losers—the ones who have their earnings taken away—are “forgotten men.” Continue reading