Criminal Justice

Members bring valuable perspective to Pardon and Parole Board

District Attorney Laura Austin claims Kelly Doyle and Adam Luck cannot be impartial, citing their positions with organizations that support those recently released from prison. In reality, it’s their positions with those organizations that make them ideal for the board.

Ryan Haynie
July 1, 2020
Criminal Justice

Julius Jones: How jury selection is (and isn’t) relevant

Social media is buzzing around the case of Julius Jones—particularly his recent application for commutation.

Ryan Haynie
July 1, 2020
Budget & Tax

Voters ousting lawmakers who support tax hikes

When lawmakers reconvene in 2021, tax increases could be a topic of legislative debate again.

Ray Carter
July 1, 2020
Family & Community

State to provide county data on COVID-19 threat

Oklahomans will soon be able to review color-coded, county-level data that shows COVID-19 risk in their local area, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday.

Ray Carter
June 30, 2020
Education

U.S. Supreme Court upholds tax-credit scholarship program

In a ruling with implications for Oklahoma, the U.S. Supreme Court has found that Montana government officials cannot prevent children who participate in a state tax-credit scholarship program from using their scholarships to attend religiously affiliated private schools.

Ray Carter
June 30, 2020
Higher Education

‘Social justice’ rampant at OU

Social justice education pervades American higher education. Alas, it’s come to Oklahoma’s universities too.

David Randall, Ph.D.
June 30, 2020
Education

Bigots lose, school choice wins, today at Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court sided with religious minorities in a dispute that arose in Montana but that also helps protect a program in Oklahoma.

Trent England
June 30, 2020
Family & Community

Absentee ballot requests surge for June 30 election

Due in part to COVID-19 concerns, the June 30 election on the Medicaid-expanding State Question 802 could see more votes cast by absentee ballot than any state election in years.

Ray Carter
June 29, 2020
Education

Teacher unions seek police ouster from schools

Teacher unions are among those now seeking to have police evicted from public schools as activists decry those officers’ presence as a sign of “systemic racism.”

Ray Carter
June 29, 2020