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COMMENTARY – Trump’s triumph, Pruitt’s problems, and Renzi’s role

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – Count me among the traditional conservatives who have doubts about the substance of President Donald Trump’s announced accord with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Concerned about Kim’s stability and the history of American flirtations with dictators (FDR with Stalin, Nixon with Mao, and Obama with Castro, to name […]

OK Sierra Club Green Country Group announces 2017 Environmental Award winners and losers

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter TULSA, OK – The Green Country Group of the Sierra Club (GCSC) has announced the winners of its 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards. The honorees were recognized during their Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner, Auction & Awards of Excellence event held last month at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. The […]

A not-so-fond look back at 2016: The Hofmeister indictment and Boren’s defeat lead CapitolBeatOK’s Top 10 Stories

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Humbly submitted for the interest of readers and their consideration, a not-so-fond look back at 2016 — the top ten news stories concerning Oklahoma government, from CapitolBeatOK, an online news site. The felony indictment of the state Superintendent of Public Instruction was the year’s top story in Oklahoma government. […]

The City Sentinel – Top Ten Local Stories for 2016

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Although some would designate the 2016 elections as a national event primarily, from the presidency to the grass roots in the heart of Oklahoma City they were the top local story of the past year. Former Governor David Walters commented during the primary campaign, it was unusual for […]

Editor’s Notebook: OCPA analyst decries OBA attack on Pruitt, Mayor Mick meets President-elect Trump, F.D. Moon Elementary welcomes Santa

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, the nomination of Scott Pruitt ignites a home-state clash of the titans, members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors visit the president-elect, and students at a local elementary school welcomed Santa (and one of the “most famous reindeer of all”) for a visit this week. […]

Oklahomans against Pruitt’s confirmation for EPA job speak out

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Although Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt garnered immediate praise from many conservative leaders after President-Elect Donald Trump chose him to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a range of private sector activists and academics have passionately decried the choice. The Rev. Dr. Mark A. Davies told The City Sentinel, […]

Oklahoma conservatives applaud Scott Pruitt’s selection to run EPA

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – President-elect Donald Trump’s designation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provoked dismay among national environmental groups, but strong support from the state’s Republican leadership. While positive affirmations about his performance have been common in the week since his designation, Pruitt has his share […]

Oklahoma’s execution foes host October 10 event as part of ‘World Day Against the Death Penalty’

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – In coordination with a worldwide effort raising awareness of and in opposition to capital punishment, the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has scheduled a Monday press conference at the state Capitol. In a press release sent to this reporter and other journalists, Connie Johnson, […]

Some good news for advocates of medical marijuana: Enough signatures for ballot status ratified

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Supporters of a proposal to legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes got some good news this week, clearing the way for an eventual vote on the statutory ballot initiative. As a ten-day period for challenges to petition signatures ended, no hurdles remained to clear the measure for […]

Editor’s Notebook: Waiting on Oklahoma DOC, Pro-life measures praised, Fallin sees silver lining, and Spiropoulos speaks out

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Wednesday, June 8, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, the Department of Corrections needs to take certain steps before the muddied picture for capital punishment is clarified one way or the other, a leading pro-lifer praised signing of two pro-life measures this week, and an influential conservative legal […]

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