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Hope, in all seasons: Reflections

Patrick B. McGuigan St. Thomas Aquinas taught there are three main theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity. The Latin word “caritas” is translated strictly as “charity,” but is also rendered “love.” The most widely beloved expression of the trilogy is found in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, where love is designated the greatest gift […]

“A Rose by Any Other Name …” So, what’s in a name?

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, long known as CityRep, has a new monicker: OKCRep, unveiled to coordinate with the 2019-2020 season and the first production, “Every Brilliant Thing.” The local troupe of equity players is described, in organizational publicity materials, as “Oklahoma’s award-winning, intimate Equity theatre. Oklahoma City Rep is […]

An explanation for recent posts, and a request for help

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In recent weeks, at the CapitolBeatOK (CBOK) website, I have made a point of weaving into the daily “aggregation” (stories on the CBOK website designated as “Top Oklahoma stories”), we weaved in the work of journalists featured in newspapers large and small, and online sites, from across […]

Remembering the Genoveses: Elizabeth and Eugene, Back in the News

Patrick B. McGuigan   In a recent essay, syndicated columnist Rich Lowry deftly deployed the words of two leading American scholars of the modern era. Reflecting on a surging academic and journalistic movement to redefine U.S. history comprehensively (and negatively) in terms of slavery and attendant sins of the American past, Lowry deployed these words: […]

Capitol Report for February 24: Renewed hopes for criminal justice reform? And, Medicaid managed care study released

During the weekly Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGuigan drew from a recent Oklahoma Watch news story surveying possible criminal justice reform legislation pending during the legislative session at the state Capitol. The possible reforms are sponsored by five key players at the Capitol – Senators Greg Treat, Stephanie Bice and Roger Thompson, and Representatives […]

Capitol Report for January 20: Lamb praised … no need to assume a “fraud tax” or “fraud fee’ … Chickasaw advantages unfair – and a rebounding economy

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9, commentator Patrick B. McGuigan gave a critical review of a budget and spending deal that seems to have some initial strong support. He applauded comments from Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb concerning proposed tax increases under consideration at the Legislature. “I praise him, I salute him,” McGuigan […]

Capitol Report for September 9: Oklahoma’s death penalty troubles, county sheriff election Sept. 12, Congress faces immigration reform

In the September 9 edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan again praised the work of the Sooner State’s Death Penalty Review Commission. A well-known lawyer, McGuigan reported, believes that one of the panel’s recommendations was particularly significant – i.e. the proposal to allow introduction of truly new evidence or information in capital cases […]

Capitol Report for May 13: Coburn hits tax hikes, gambling expansion proposal ‘blows up’ budget deal … and a salute to city-area public high schools

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed bipartisan opposition to a legislative proposal sharply limiting deductions for charitable contributions. Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn captured the fury of many conservatives over the proposal that would undercut giving while retaining ‘subsidies for out-of-state wind companies,’ bloated higher education administrative costs (and […]

Capitol Report for April 15: As the wind blows, hope for criminal justice reform, paying for success

On Saturday’s News9 segment, “Capitol Report,” analyst Patrick B. McGuigan said the Legislature has begun to deal with revenue and policy challenges the state faces. The Legislature passed the proposal to accelerate the “sunset” for the zero-emissions credits that “incentivized” the state wind energy industry in recent years. The CapitolBeatOK editor pointed out the wind […]

Capitol Report for December 3: Reports of vote fraud and ‘hacks’ overstated, but reliance on electronic voting is unwise

On this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan delved into controversies over the presidential election results. He said President-elect Donald Trump was “irresponsible” to assert that 3 million undocumented immigrants voted. However, McGuigan pointed to Old Dominion University Professor Jesse Richman’s much lower estimate that […]

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