Walmart initiative combats opioid epidemic

Attorney General Hunter (center) speaks with DisposeRx co-founder Dennis Wiggins before a demonstration of how DisposeRx works to dissolve medications.

Attorney General Mike Hunter Friday met at a local Walmart pharmacy with officials from Walmart and DisposeRx to receive a hands-on demonstration of an innovative new initiative to help curb the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.

Walmart announced last week it would carry and distribute the opioid disposal solution, known as DisposeRx, in all 4,700 pharmacies nationwide, free of charge. Additionally, pharmacists have been trained to help educate customers on how to safely and effectively use the product to dispose dangerous drugs of all types.   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

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. announces results

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) this morning reported net income of $500 million or $4.55 per diluted share from operating revenues of $564 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018.  Net income per diluted share includes $4.57 of after-tax gains comprised of select items(4), the most significant of which is a non-cash gain of approximately $501 million related to a reduction of H&P’s deferred income tax liability as a result of applying the new corporate tax rate enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act(5).  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

School Choice week offers 353 events in OK

School Choice Week began in Oklahoma and across America this Sunday, with the goal of raising awareness about the options that parents have for their children’s education.

The Week will feature 353 events and activities across the Sooner State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations.  Continue reading