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Oklahoma Oil And Gas And The Charade Of Greed
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Oklahoma Oil And Gas And The Charade Of Greed

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols are desperate to keep Oklahoma’s gross production tax on oil and gas at extremely low levels because they know that if they keep it low again this year, they will likely be able to keep it low for a number of years to come. Here’s why:…

The Emperor’s New Clothes
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The Emperor’s New Clothes

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The Emperor’s New Clothes is a short story written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise a vain emperor a new suit of clothes sewn from a fabric that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, hopelessly stupid, or otherwise incompetent. The emperor’s…

Viva La Resistance
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Viva La Resistance

BY SHARON MARTIN Two kinds of people, perhaps three, vote in this country. One kind believes in sharing resources. Another thinks they are somehow more deserving than others. Some voters just get splinters or a thrill from being wooed by hucksters. However you vote, it is this peaceful transfer of power that has allowed us…

Oklahoma: A State Of Codependency
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Oklahoma: A State Of Codependency

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES For most of its existence as a state, Oklahoma has been dependent on the fossil fuel industry as the driving force of its economy. There have been ups and downs, booms and busts, but Oklahoma’s history is a history fueled by oil and then by both oil and natural gas. It…

Prisoner Of Conscience Goes Free
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Prisoner Of Conscience Goes Free

BY JEREMY KUZMAROV Pvt. Chelsea Manning is a free woman after serving more than six years in prison for leaking military battlefield logs from Iraq and Afghanistan and State Department diplomatic cables through the website Wikileaks. Manning originally was sentenced to 35 years – the longest in U.S. history for leaking classified information – though…

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