Opinion

Editorial: Liability for selling beer to drunks

 

Finally, the Oklahoma Supreme Court got one right. In 2018, Oklahoma will expand its liquor laws so that convenience stores, groceries, drug stores and other retailers will be able to sell hard beer and wine for the first time. In October, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a convenience store may be held liable if […]

Editorial: Tulsa hikes water bills once again

 

Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise any Tulsan – utility rates are going up in November. Like clockwork, the Tulsa City Council and Mayor G.T. Bynum annual jack up the cost of their water and sewer rates. These annual 7-plus percent increases may seem small to some, but it adds up to low-income Tulsans, the elderly […]

Letter to the editor: Abortion is a bigger problem than opioids

    

Recently, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and the government is going to spend billions of taxpayer dollars in an effort to prevent and treat opioid addiction. The government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016 – that’s a death rate […]

Letter to the editor: CNN fake news

    

The credible Tulsa Beacon had great foresight to run the “Vindicated on Hacking” letter back on May 18. And now, fast forward to today, where it is now proven the hack was actually liberal-driven. Wow. As the clever voters of Bible Nation; formerly The Bible Belt, already knew, it is now confirmed that Russian aliens […]

Editorial: Renegotiating gambling compacts

 

Here’s a story you won’t see mentioned in the liberal media. Governor Mary Fallin is secretly negotiating a new gambling compact with the Osage Nation. The tribal gambling contracts, initially negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry, are expiring and Fallin apparently wants to give the tribes a favorable renewal before she leaves office. Tulsa attorney […]

Editorial: McCain criticizes ‘nationalism’

 

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is not a “nationalist.” What does that mean? McCain hates President Trump so much that he cast the vote to stop the effort in the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare. The spiteful McCain did so even thought he had campaigned vigorously against Obamacare and had previously voted against it when […]

Editorial: NFL protests are actually illegal

 

Here is another good reason why NFL players shouldn’t disrespect the American flag and National Anthem. It’s against the law. That’s according to former Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, said NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are breaking the […]

Editorial: Trump promotes religious liberty

 

God bless the Trump Administration. True to his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is working diligently to reverse the oppression of the Obama presidency and restore religious liberty. His administration recently took positive steps to stop the federal government from forcing Christian businesses to provide their employee’s mandatory health insurance to fund abortion disguised as […]

Editorial: Enforce federal marijuana laws

 

Congress should repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, a single paragraph that handcuffs the U.S. Justice Department from enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where marijuana is legalized. Ex-president Obama and his minions attached the amendment to a massive budget bill and enforcement of existing laws went limp. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the verge […]

Editorial: Good news from the City Council

 

Tulsa City Councilor Blake Ewing has great news for Tulsa. He’s not going to run again. Ewing could be the poster child for the profile of recent city councilors. Most are registered Republicans (the council races are “nonpartisan”) and all pretty much ignore the Republican platform. They are “chambercrats” who do not make any substantial […]