Category Archives: Opinion

19 Dec
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New Leadership, New Beginnings

The new Democratic National Party’s chair will bear a great responsibility in rebuilding a broken Party that suffered massive defeats statewide and nationally. The aftermath of the presidential loss gave way to creating various factions vying for power. It will ...

27 Jul
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Mental Health and Gun Violence

In 1966, the US was in Vietnam, the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”, and 14 people were killed by a sniper at the University of Texas in Austin.[1] The following year, President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke of how “senseless ...

25 Jul
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Oklahoma Republicans Have Failed Our Students

When I was in high school, I had a history teacher who imparted to me a fascination with America’s global legacy, and an English teacher who fully developed my infatuation with the written word. More than anything else, those two ...

22 Jul
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Oklahoma Republicans Have Failed Our Educators, Pt 2

Welcome to the second installment of our series on education, where we examine how the mishandling of the state academic standards has affected teachers and classrooms across the state.  This past session saw the new Oklahoma Academic Standards pass, but ...

20 Jul
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Oklahoma Republicans Have Failed Our Educators, Pt 1

47 states have a better education system than Oklahoma.[1] Thanks in part to a $1.3 billion deficit- that only continues to grow thanks to revenue continually failing to meet previous projections- Oklahoma schools simply aren’t receiving anywhere near the funding ...

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