By Arthur Kane | | Sep 09, 2014 5:00 AM | 75
Oklahoma police buy military vehicles, but some question the need for war weapons in rural departments
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 08, 2014 5:00 AM | 104
A Tulsa, Okla.,-based plumbers and pipe welders union is clearly flush with cash as a dozen of their top officials make more than $200,000 last year, federal records show.
By Contributor | | Aug 26, 2014 5:00 AM | 964
    By Shalva Ginsparg | About a year before the birth of Obamacare, Dr. Keith Smith, director of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, posted all the prices for his center’s surgeries online. Today, he’s in expansion mode, looking to build two more operating rooms. His fastest-growing group of patients? Obamacare enrollees. Though armed with Obamacare health insurance plans, [...]
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jul 02, 2014 10:40 AM | 38
Oklahoma ranked as eleventh most corrupt state in new study. Corruption prevailed during era of one-party rule.
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jun 23, 2014 5:00 AM
National Tea Party leaders criticized in June 19 letter for support of T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race.
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jun 19, 2014 12:47 PM | 148
A national organization with a history of battling for civic liberties has joined Oklahoman Kaye Beach in litigation against the state Department of Public Safety’s requirements for mandatory biometrics to secure driver's licenses.
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jun 05, 2014 8:43 PM | 1.4K
By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin today repealed the state’s controversial Common Core curriculum. The “federal overreach tainted a Common Core program created with “well-intentioned goals,” Fallin said.  “President Obama and Washington bureaucrats have usurped Common Core in an attempt to influence state education standards.” Common Core State Standards will be replaced [...]
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jun 05, 2014 5:00 AM
By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog OKLAHOMA CITY — If analysts on the right and the left are to be believed, the Oklahoma Legislature managed to produce a state budget for the coming year that is both dishonest and impenetrable. Jonathan Small, fiscal vice president at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a free-market think tank, described [...]
By Eric Boehm | | Jun 03, 2014 12:35 PM | 30
By Eric Boehm | Sweeping new regulations on electric power plants announced by the EPA on Monday will trigger lawsuits from states and industry groups, and the U.S. Supreme Court will probably get the final say. The new regulations are part of the Obama administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent [...]
By Patrick B. McGuigan | | Jun 02, 2014 8:17 AM | 256
By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin faces a Saturday deadline to decide what to do with bills passed in the closing days of the 2014 legislative session. The most weighty matter still on her desk is the fate of the Common Core education standards. Activists on both sides of the Common Core [...]