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Redistricting on the horizon


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Chris Smith
The spring of 2002 saw one of the more contentious attempts at redistricting in Oklahoma's history. With a Republican governor and a Democrat Legislature, it took an Oklahoma County district judge to ...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

The real devaluation of marriage


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Chris Smith
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and studies have continually shown real benefits to children brought up in a household with both a mother and father present. Yet Oklahoma la...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Point: Dependent district consolidation


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Chris Smith
If you want to see a group of legislators scatter like a covey of quail, just mention the "C" word: consolidation.  Consolidation is one of the dirtiest words in politics, yet most honest observer...
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Point: What would Lincoln do?


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Chris Smith
This year marked the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. Considered by many to be America's greatest president, he will forever be remembered for his mastery of the English language and his a...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Counterpoint: Deregulating curriculum


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Chris Smith
Senate Bill 834, currently pending in the Oklahoma Legislature, would gradually exempt Oklahoma school districts from state mandates and allow local districts to manage, develop and take responsibilit...
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Burn ban


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Chris Smith
The Oklahoma Legislature is once again taking up the issue of smoking in public places. State Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, has authored a bill that would ban smoking in most every bar and restauran...
 
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Counterpoint: The value of life


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Chris Smith
The Oklahoma Legislature is poised to once again address a number of abortion-related issues this spring. And, while no issue has defined the two major political parties in this country over the last ...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009
 
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