To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Joe Dorman

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Indefinite School Suspensions Are Counterproductive And Wrong

BY JOE DORMAN In the realm of public policy, well-intentioned reforms can often have unintended consequences that lead to very negative outcomes. This will surely...

Take Me [And Oklahoma Children] Out To The Ball Game

BY JOE DORMAN On Jan. 31, the Bricktown Rotary will honor Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers with its annual Warren Spahn award, named after an...

A Children’s Agenda For The New Year

BY JOE DORMAN For those who are involved in politics and policy at the Oklahoma Capitol, 2017 feels like the year that will never end....

As Holiday Season Approaches, Please Consider Helping Foster Children

BY JOE DORMAN The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is pleased to partner with several organizations to fulfill the mission of OK Foster Wishes this...

Golden Opportunity For Criminal Justice Reform

BY JOE DORMAN For years, bipartisan consensus has been brewing around the notion that Oklahoma locks up too many non-violent offenders. The cost of that...

State, Federal Gridlock Jeopardize Children’s Health Services

BY JOE DORMAN At the time of writing this column, our state elected officials are still at an impasse regarding a budget agreement and a...

Actions And Consequences In Life And Politics

BY JOE DORMAN  Sometimes in life, the actions we take and the relationships we form have consequences that only reveal themselves years later. I was...

Oklahoma’s Suicide Epidemic

BY JOE DORMAN In 2007, I authored House Resolution 1025, recognizing Suicide Prevention Week in Oklahoma. At the time, Oklahoma ranked 14th in the nation for...

State Government Failing To Help Needy

BY JOE DORMAN If you have driven the H.E. Bailey Turnpike south from Oklahoma City, you have most likely seen a billboard that reads “Government...
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