To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Joe Dorman

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Do More Than Count Your Blessings

At Thanksgiving, I like to reflect over the past year and count the many blessings in my life, even in difficult and unusual times...

Oklahoma’s Challenges

This column was updated 4.20.20 at 4:04 p.m. to reflect new State Board of Equalization numbers for the FY '20 and FY '21 budgets. BY...

Commemorating Constitution Day

BY JOE DORMAN Although many people are unaware of it, we have an important holiday next week. Constitution Day will fall on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and...

Gov. Stitt’s Priorities

BY JOE DORMAN On Monday, Oklahoma welcomed new leadership in our executive branch. Gov. Kevin Stitt was sworn into office and followed the oath with his...

Journalists Fight For Those Without Money Or Power

BY JOE DORMAN It is important to have people in your life who will motivate you at a young age to achieve beyond what others...

Free School Lunch Programs Deserve Our Support

BY JOE DORMAN In an Aug. 11 editorial, the Oklahoman newspaper argued for greater accountability for some parents who accept free school lunches for their children. “A...

History Proves Children Can Change The World

BY JOE DORMAN As we at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy work to help reform and improve public policy, one of the most...

Reducing Childhood Trauma May Impact Addiction, Incarceration Rates

BY JOE DORMAN With the upcoming task force formed by SB 1517, I am confident Oklahoma has taken a major step forward in overcoming the...

Teacher Pay Raises Aren’t A Done Deal Yet

A Veto Referendum Could Delay Or Reverse Funding Mechanism For Teacher Pay BY JOE DORMAN I am usually not the gloom-and-doom kind of person, but I...