Budget & Tax, Good Government

OKC Mayor Holt ducks reparations questions from citizens

More than six months after touting his leadership role in the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt remains silent on whether he agrees with that group’s support for potential reparation payments for slavery and racial discrimination, a proposal that could cost up to $6.2 quadrillion.

Ray Carter
January 14, 2021
Family & Community, Good Government

Barbara’s story: Lighting the conservative fire within

Wouldn’t it be nice to have conservatives on the city council who believe in limited government and free markets? Let me introduce Barbara.

Rick Farmer, Ph.D.
December 14, 2020
Law & Principles, Good Government

'Ethics Commission' vs. free speech (again)

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission is an agency set up to regulate campaign finances and lobbying of state officials. Unhappy with this narrow but important responsibility, the Commission has a history of trying to expand its own power.

Trent England
December 10, 2020
Good Government

Keeping the ‘public’ in public safety

Many today think the government grants us our rights. Not so, according to our founders.

Ryan Haynie
December 8, 2020
Education, Good Government

Stitt replaces member of state board of education

Gov. Kevin Stitt has replaced a member of the State Board of Education who was active in efforts to keep private Christian schools from participating in a state program for children with special needs.

Ray Carter
December 4, 2020
Education, Good Government

Parents push back against OEA

The Oklahoma Education Association continues to criticize school-choice policies and efforts to preserve in-person instruction at public schools. But the teachers' union is drawing strong online pushback from parents—even on the OEA’s own Facebook page.

Ray Carter
December 3, 2020
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