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» No Bread, Just Circuses
In the midst of a budget crisis, the Legislature's legerdemain is old hat
May 5, 2010
» The (Goodyear) Wheels on the Bus
Where's all that casino and the lottery money? Say, has anybody thought about tuition vouchers lately?
April 28, 2010
» Steep It and Bottle It
GOP lawmakers and candidates need to harness energy built by the Tea Party
April 21, 2010
» Wake Up! They're Here!
The Oklahoma Legislature is The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, II. Term-limited politicians never die or fade away. They just transmogrify.
April 14, 2010
» Political Fisticuffs
State Democrats fighting for their (political) lives. And the strategy shows it
April 7, 2010
» Beware of the Gerrymanders
Census time often breeds some strange critters with redistricting stirring the waters
March 31, 2010
» To Half and Half Naught
With the current legislative session at the midpoint, what's been going on?
March 24, 2010
» Through the Glass, Darkly
It's not really clear what some state legislators mean by "transparency"
March 17, 2010
» Lip Service to Education
Oklahoma's elected leaders rarely have put their money where their mouths are when it comes to public education.
March 10, 2010
» Lady with the Spinning Head
Politics revolves around the temporal, the intemperate and, with term-limited legislators, a tempest that may be just over the horizon
March 3, 2010
» One Touchy Subject
A review of some of our tax breaks is needed, but legislators want to keep riding the same high hog
February 24, 2010
» My Country 'Tis of We
They, the "Tenthers", know it all. The Constitution, and God, are on their side.
February 17, 2010
» Quack, Quack
Governor and top legislators are acting like their names imply--lame ducks
February 10, 2010
» Late Game-Changers
What happens when a master puppeteer leaves his non-elected position, days before the next session? An interesting four months, no doubt
February 3, 2010
» Leap Tall Buildings?
Look, up at the capitol--is it Superman or Clark Kent?
January 27, 2010
» Here's to Your Un-Health
Oklahoma can't toast Mississippi anymore, considering our low health rankings
January 20, 2010
» The Silly Season
Election years bring a lot of personal agendas to the legislation table
January 13, 2010
» Too Much Mr. Nice Guy
Playing a little harder ball wouldn't have hurt Gov. Henry
January 6, 2010
» Another Year Wasted
The Legislative agenda looks as bleak in 2010 as it did in 2009
December 30, 2009
» The Worst May Be Coming
Then again, if our legislature admits to and corrects a few mistakes, there may be some optimism
December 23, 2009