Tag Archives: Oklahoma

The Cost Of Denial

When you write about general political issues you find that sometimes your topic is one in which you are very knowledgeable and other times something you may be equally concerned about but not as well versed in.  Today is one … Continue reading

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Circle The Date

Today is a very rare day.  Not only am I breaking with President Obama on an issue; I find several leading Tea Party figures agreeing with me and I’m going to write nice things about them. 

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We Choose The Judge

For about 48 hours in 2016 the national conversation will be about how important the Presidential contest is because the President gets to nominate Supreme Court Justices.  This is actually one of the most important powers of the presidency because … Continue reading

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Proof Of A Purchased Party

The effort to amend the Constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision died in the United States Senate on Thursday.  It clearly illustrated the difference between the Parties and that money is speech in America; especially when you are talking … Continue reading

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I’m Guilty Of Theft

The entire premise for this article and much of its content are flat out stolen from a recent Bill Maher routine on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.  With that disclaimer I not only did the morally correct … Continue reading

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I Feel The Earth Move

In 1971 Carole King’s Tapestry album came out.  Both the album and two singles from it spent considerable time atop Billboard’s list; a rare feat.  Perhaps rarer is that over 40 years later the twin hits provide an omen for … Continue reading

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Deflect And Destroy

What would you do if you were a politician and you and your group had a record of doing exactly the opposite of what was in your constituents’ best interest or totally ignored those interests?  If you were today’s Republican … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Richard Burr

Like most additions to Harry’s Hell, Richard Burr’s banishment has been a long time in coming.  A recent event was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  When you are the ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air. 

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