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Workforce 2.0


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Jason Reese
In an age when workers no longer live a short walk or train ride from their places of employment; in an age when more and more workers can commute at the click of a mouse; in an age when parents are t...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Any questions?


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Jason Reese
Our Populist forebears in Oklahoma feared the concentration of power in one pair of hands. Therefore, they designed our state government with a system closer to the cabinet systems of other English-sp...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Taking the LEED


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Jason Reese
Too often, the exigencies of politics, and the opportunism of politicians, lead to short-term thinking. Nowhere is this more apparent than in environmental policy. Immediate benefits can be realized t...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

The need for a narrative


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Jason Reese
These have been a rough few months for the Oklahoma GOP.   The House of Representatives, the only locus of Republican power outside of the Corporation Commission, lost one speaker and another ...
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Primary solution


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Jason Reese
This column will appear more than a week after Super Tuesday, when Oklahomans voted for president in a closed primary. I am glad my preferred candidate (John McCain) won, if for no other reason than b...
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hoops hoopla


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Jason Reese
I am not a basketball fan. I do not follow the NBA and only pay attention to college basketball in March. Yet, I am keeping a keen eye on recent developments with the Seattle SuperSonics' potential mo...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

The art of the possible


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Jason Reese
It appears that narrow partisanship has trumped the national interest yet again. Reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program has been held up by a Democratic Congress too eager to...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Counterpoint: 'Rewarding success'


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Jason Reese
As someone who used to work under the dome of the state Capitol, I can tell you that many interim study hearings are not worth the ink spilled printing their agendas. A refreshing exception is the rev...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Debt-rimental


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Jason Reese
By now you have seen them on the corner, you have endured the commercials: businesses that promise to give you the cash you need right now, and all you have to do is leave a postdated check for payday...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Real choice in education


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Jason Reese
In health care, we currently have choice for those who can afford it and government subsidies for those who cannot to help them go to public or private hospitals. What we lack is a sufficient level of...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Curing the system


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Jason Reese
The economy is booming, but why does the middle class feel so squeezed? For parents, the soaring cost of higher education is an ever-present concern, and each of us is stunned by the price at the pump...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Good social policy


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Jason Reese
It is time for the franchise tax to go.   Interestingly, it may well be on its way out. Senate Bill 636 provides a needed first step in abolishing this pernicious levy by raising the tax's liability e...
 
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Petals and prudence


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Jason Reese
You do not have look far these days to spot a political demonstration turned ugly. That is why it is so refreshing to find one focused on the very symbol of beauty. I refer to Rose Day, the day in whi...
 
Thursday, February 8, 2007

The war on drugs


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Jason Reese
A few weeks ago I was treated to a rare experience. To understand the rarity, I must give you some background. Every year, Oklahoma attorneys are required to complete 12 hours of continuing legal educ...
 
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Catastrophe and the crutch


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Jason Reese
Well, it could have been a lot worse. But for the petulance of Sen. Nancy Riley, Republicans would have the first majority in Oklahoma's state Senate in history. In the House, the GOP lost one net sea...
 
Thursday, November 16, 2006
 
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