To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New Observercast

Observercast Episode 8: Long Inertia For Criminal Justice Reform

In the 1990s, Oklahoma went all-in on the nation’s get-tough-on-crime movement, cracking down on law-breaking whether it involved violence or not. In just one...

The Virtues Of Andrew Cuomo

Every day, as the novel coronavirus spreads lethally across the nation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is conducting a televised master class in government...

Republicans Turned Socialists

BY JIM BUSH Just when did the Republicans become socialists?! That was their main line of attack against Bernie Sanders, the prime feature of their...

Dear Governor

In a Channel 5 interview, you said that you weren’t going to shut down Oklahoma early and hurt business. Do you know what hurts...

SQ 802 Protects Us From Politicians

Before Donald Trump and Moscow Mitch McConnell tried to turn coronavirus relief efforts into an unregulated corporate slush fund; before Oklahoma’s Senator-for-Life James Inhofe...
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Economic Justice

In a crisis, the limits and failures of a capitalist society become clear. Take GDP as one example. Gross domestic product is the value of...

A Flailing, Failing Presidency

Events keep outrunning the media's, or my attempts to keep up with the soap opera-cum-governmental disaster that is the Trump presidency. Even the great journalists...

Observercast Episode 9: Covid Comes To Oklahoma

When it comes to state services, you get what you pay for. That reality came into sharp focus in recent days as the coronavirus tightened...