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Obama Administration’s ‘Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students’

Staff Report Editor’s Note: This is the text of the 2,220-word letter sent to school districts across America on May 13, 2016. Footnotes are omitted. The document, complete with instructions for non-English speakers and the 35 lengthy footnotes, can be viewed here: May 13, 2016 U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of […]

Sooner and Later: Governor Fallin slow-played prison reforms, so now Obama takes the lead

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The conservative Republicans who now lead Oklahoma for a time had the initiative – albeit with notable bipartisan help – in long overdue prison reforms. But they fumbled the ball for a few years, not implementing the visionary “Justice Reinvestment Initiative” (JRI) of 2012. After having a […]

As President Obama visits Oklahoma Indian Country, it’s never too late for justice

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – When the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes ended their nomadic traditions, to reside on lands in western Oklahoma, they were – in treaty agreements with the U.S government – given protection in the form of a military installation at Fort Reno. The protection was not entirely cynical on […]

Arapaho Traditional Chief Patrick Spottedwolf, also tribal legislator, calls for meeting with Obama

by Patrick B. McGuigan Patrick Spottedwolf, a traditional Arapaho Chief and a member of the legislature for the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, is calling for President Barack Obama to discuss return of long-promised tribal lands in western Oklahoma. Focus of Spottedwolf’s concern is the 8,500 Fort Reno Military Reservation, an area held by […]

History met on a bridge, to expand the boundaries of freedom

by Barack Obama It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine that when a younger John Lewis woke up that morning 50 years ago and made his way to Brown Chapel, heroics were not on his […]

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