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Equality Is Now the Ruling Principle in Oklahoma

December 5, 2012 - 4:20pm CST

[Last month Oklahoma voters went to the polls and approved State Question 759. The measure bans affirmative action programs in the state, and prohibits special treatment based on race or sex in public employment, education, and contracts. To get her insights on the matter, Perspective editor Brandon... READ MORE

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A Federalist Look across America

November 5, 2012 - 4:23pm CST

We conservatives like to talk about the importance of federalism in our constitutional system, but we rarely spend enough time looking at what is actually happening in other states to drive reforms. It is our esteemed view that every governor and every state legislature should aim to be one that ot... READ MORE

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Time for Oklahoma to ‘Walk the Walk’ on Obama’s Health-Overhaul Law

August 6, 2012 - 4:24pm CDT

So what do we do now?” That’s the question many people are asking since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the president’s health-overhaul law. “Our friends on the left have pronounced the debate over and urged us to accept our fate and faithfully implement the law,” law professor And... READ MORE

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Competitive Federalism: Leveraging the Constitution to Strengthen Oklahoma

June 8, 2012 - 4:25pm CDT

The federal government is financially broke. Because it is not restricted by a balanced budget requirement, it constantly spends money it doesn’t have. With the upcoming presidential election, there is no better time than now to have a vigorous debate on how we can best pull our country back from th... READ MORE

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Mortgage Settlement Provides a Lesson in Federalism

March 6, 2012 - 4:27pm CST

Many Oklahomans have been paying close attention to the recent announcement of the settlement reached with five major mortgage companies. The settlement comes after an 18-month investigation by attorneys general in all 50 states and by the U.S. Department of Justice into mortgage servicing practices... READ MORE

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The Debt Crisis in Ancient Rome: Lessons for Today

February 6, 2012 - 4:28pm CST

"The Government simply cannot make up their minds, or they cannot get the Prime Minister to make up his mind. So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. So we go on preparing more mont... READ MORE

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Resolving an Enormous Debt Crisis

January 5, 2012 - 4:28pm CST

Thomas Jefferson might rightly be called the greatest American. His Declaration of Independence established the United States as the only nation in history founded on moral principles. His purchase of the Louisiana Territory was the shrewdest real estate deal in history—doubling the size of the Unit... READ MORE

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