To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Your State Needs You!

  BY JOE DORMAN Many ask me if, looking back, I have regrets about running for governor of Oklahoma in 2014.  The truth is I have...

Virtual Charter School Is An Epic Failure

BY JOHN THOMPSON Even many of the staunchest pro-charter corporate reformers are criticizing virtual charters for their poor outcomes and draining resources from public schools....

Two Left Shoes And Oklahoma’s Revenue Failure

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Back in my college days, I had a class comparing economic systems from around the world. It was my first real exposure...

Trump’s Dependency On Racism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There seems to be at least three forms of racism that are fueling Trump’s current hold on power: First, you have the...

Understanding Oklahoma’s Taxes

BY JOE DORMAN No one likes paying taxes, but as the saying goes, it is one of the certainties in life . This breakdown of...
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