Editorials

April 17, 2014

It’s hard to match the arrogance of Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard. After calling off classes on March 31 to let teachers bus to Oklahoma City to demand more money, Ballard had the nerve to complain about state salaries. […]

April 17, 2014

Now that the chamber overlords got a new county sales tax hike, the question is what new tax will they target? The guess here is the hotel-motel tax. That is the sweet, brother-in-law deal that the chamber has with the […]

April 17, 2014

Don’t expect any legislation that eliminates Common Core standards to come out of this legislative session. The House passed a solid bill in late March but it was amended with 68 pages in the Senate version. In other words, the […]

March 27, 2014

Tulsa County voters should reject both propositions on the April 1 ballot. While a case can be made that more jail space is needed and that the juvenile center needs to be replaced (or expanded), it can be done without […]

March 27, 2014

Most public school teachers make between $31,600 (zero experience, bachelor degree) and $46,000 (25 years of experience and a doctor’s degree). Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard makes a base salary of $174,500 and has a total compensation package of $259,821.00. […]

March 27, 2014

Christians who thought the Boy Scouts of America should allow openly homosexual scouts but deny leadership to adult homosexuals should open their eyes. According to the American Family Association, earlier this month, “the pro-gay machine inside the Disney Corporation flexed […]

March 20, 2014

Mayor Dewey Bartlett vetoed a resolution from the City Council that asked state officials to not sell the rail line connecting Sapulpa (Tulsa) to Oklahoma City. Councilors wanted the state to keep the line to pave the way for government […]

March 20, 2014

There are two motivations to sell alcohol at college sporting events. First, rowdy fans would prefer to do their drinking inside a stadium rather than the confines of a tailgate tent in the parking lot. Apparently, some effects of alcohol […]

March 20, 2014

The Tulsa World is making a case for being the most homosexual-friendly newspaper in the state. Two lesbian editors from the Tulsa World are plaintiffs in the case to overturn Oklahoma’s Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between […]

March 13, 2014

City officials are finally admitting what we have known for more than five years. Buying the new City Hall was a fiscal disaster. To his credit, Mayor Dewey Bartlett is willing to listen to people who might have an interest […]