Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

Campaign attacks heating governor race

If you hate how vigorous policy debate has been replaced by identity branding, glittering generalities and disingenuous demagoguery absent fact, you will likely find outrage in the attacks of candidates for Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Gary Richardson.

Tulsa Today has questions of substance limiting our admiration for both men, but the OKC based editor owned web site weighs into fire and furry with a summary of both campaign’s distain for the other.  Continue reading

Demons, Halos, and the Nocebo Effect

Analysis: Watching coverage of this year’s “Women’s March” was more disheartening than inspiring. Some participants wore odd sexually suggestive caps. Many carried signs dominated by anti-President Trump slogans—some displaying obscene language—in front of children, no less. To be fair, “women’s rights are human rights” was more popular than “keep your hands off my #@%^!.”

The normalization of the sport of destructive communication brings to mind the medical nocebo effect. Nocebo effects can modulate the outcome of a given therapy in a negative way, as do placebo effects in a positive way. In short, negative expectations beget negative results. Continue reading

Angel Dad on ‘treasonous’ amnesty

Angel Dad Dan Golvach

“There are the types of stories that CNN is never going to tell, neither is MSNBC or any of the other mainstream media outlets,” said Angel Dad Dan Golvach of the 2015 murder of his 25-year-old son by a previously deported illegal alien.

Golvach joined Breitbart News’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow Monday for an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily.  Continue reading

Obama-Farrakhan photo cover-up

Analysis:  A photograph of then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan taken in 2005 at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, was released recently after a 13-year cover-up to protect Obama’s political career.

Yes, from Obama’s national beginning, the association with Farrakhan, racist preacher Jeremiah Wight and former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers was noted on Tulsa Today, but we hate to brag.     Continue reading

Europe goes Orwellian on “Fake News”

In their zeal to stamp out “fake news,” European governments are turning toward Orwellian solutions that are worse than the disease.

The European Commission recently created a 39-member panel to explore avenues to eliminate fake news. On Twitter, it announced that it seeks to find a “balanced approach” to protecting free speech and making sure citizens get “reliable information.”     Continue reading