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Point: What is the endgame?


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Chris Smith
We have heard praise regarding the improvement and development of downtown Oklahoma City. With cranes within view of almost every window downtown, and new roadblocks popping up daily, the morning commute is becoming a game of labyrinth with David Bowie laughing as we try to find our parking spot.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Defining conservative values

The campaign for the state’s 2nd Congressional District will start a conversation about what it means to be a conservative.


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Chris Smith
With the announcement of Rep. Dan Boren’s retirement from Congress, our state lost a loyal voice in Washington at a time when balanced, commonsense values and bipartisan influence are most needed in a body that doesn’t seem to have much of either at this time.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Breaking Reagan’s commandment

Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican? Gone.


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Chris Smith
In recent days, a firestorm erupted over comments made by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, on the Oklahoma House of Representatives floor.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Point: Fallin should ‘listen to her gut’

Is getting the politics right better than getting the policy wrong?


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Chris Smith
I was proud to see Gov. Mary Fallin stand up to the more extreme elements of her party recently when she was in favor of utilizing the $54 million that the federal government returned to Oklahoma to implement a health care exchange.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Point: Pro-business stance is ‘shortsighted’

The desired end doesn’t justify the means here.


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Chris Smith
In May 2009, Sen. Glenn Coffee and fellow legislators announced the passing of a comprehensive lawsuit reform package. Everyone lauded its passage. Why then are Republicans back again with more legislation on the same issue?
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Grade expectations

No candidate in Oklahoma during the 2010 campaign cycle represented change as acutely.


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Chris Smith
This month marks a historic point in our state with the swearing-in of Oklahoma’s first female governor.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The small elements


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Chris Smith
I'm a firm believer that we should give credit where credit is due, and the City of Oklahoma City is due some credit.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Share the road


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Chris Smith
In a city that wants to come off the "fat cities" lists and on to the "best places to live" lists, we have to be proactive in our approach.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

The next step


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Chris Smith
Oklahoma City may technically be a "big-league city" in the sense that we now have a professional sports franchise, but we have some work to do before we're truly in the next tier of cities in the eye...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Counterpoint: Unfunded mandate unfair


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Chris Smith
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading the legal battle being waged to prevent the implementation of the newly minted national health care bill. Arguing against the constitutionality of the...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Counterpoint: Unfunded mandate unfair


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Chris Smith
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading the legal battle being waged to prevent the implementation of the newly minted national health care bill. Arguing against the constitutionality of the...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Enough with the MAPS bashing


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Chris Smith
Following the re-election of Mayor Mick Cornett, some are questioning this and asking what direction we're going. Specifically, some are questioning where we should be spending MAPS dollars. Criticizi...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Point: Put up or shut up


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Chris Smith
Republican legislative leadership recently unveiled its 2010 legislative agenda. In it, they outlined their hope of targeting reforms to Oklahoma's education system, workers' compensation system and m...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Strengthen the prenup


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Chris Smith
I've never heard it said that a prenuptial agreement could save the world, but I'm starting to believe that it may be able to actually save a few marriages.As an attorney who works with divorcing coup...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Point: No new taxes


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Chris Smith
The policy of "government knows best" in Oklahoma has created a leviathan of sorts when it comes to the massive obligation that is our state government. As such, the financial demand that is placed on...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009
 
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