Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

May we see your ID?

Opinion:  Much is batted about regarding the need to identify voters via government-issued identification cards or passports. Some say it disenfranchises potential voters; others reflect that identification is needed for many other assistance or medical interactions. So why not voting? I’m in the latter group, but I have a specific legal reason why.    Continue reading

National Day of Prayer

Editorial:  Faith is personal, but people of faith have fought and died for generations to protect and defend this secular state known as the United States of America.

As a Christian, I see faith under attack by popular culture daily failing in truth and honor. The answer is not rage or dispute. The answer, for my house, is prayer and all are encouraged to join the National Day of Prayer today, Thursday May 3. Continue reading

Online governor forum tonight

Analysis: The six Oklahoma Republicans campaigning for governor over the past year will meet tonight and you can watch online. They are set to appear at a forum sponsored by The Oklahoman at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.  Newsok.com will provide live streaming of the forum, with questions scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

A total of 15 people filed for governor: 10 Republicans, two Democrats and three Libertarians. I bet at least seven filed as a bucket-list check off, but maybe a partridge in a pear tree can win. The serious nature of the job suggests filing is not the best time to begin a statewide campaign to reach over three million people.  Continue reading

Sen. Marco Rubio burns Oklahoma

Editorial:  Sen. Marco Rubio’s rally in Jenks was well attended by establishment Republicans. He resonated locally as a candidate for president in the days before the presidential primary, but that was before Rubio proved to be a self-absorbed immature twit. We had hope at the time that Rubio could be a leader for the future, but if he keeps attacking Rep. Jim Bridenstine – Rubio will likely never win a vote in Oklahoma.  Continue reading