ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would end Common Core in schools throughout the state. Assembly Bill 10890 (A10890) was introduced by Asm. Doug Smith (R-Bayport). The legislation would void Common Core standards in the state of New York. It contains the same language as Senate Bill…

by Richard Engle

I was at an event and got stuck talking to a musician. I am not musically inclined, so to make conversation, I asked him about the difference between a trumpet and a cornet. Knowing me he responded, “A Trump-ette is likely to be con…

Era of Oversight NeededSince 2015, annual taxes and other revenue taken from Oklahomans has increased by $1.1 billion – Oklahomans’ personal income taxes are up at least $185 million annually just since 2016.Oklahoma government is growing. Some growth …

PolitiFact’s Double Standardby OCPA Fellow and Executive Vice President Trent EnglandWhen I moved to Oklahoma, I got a raise simply because things cost less here than in the Seattle area where I grew up. Housing, especially, is cheaper here than anywhe…

Most people’s political convictions resemble those of Captain Renault from the classic film Casablanca; it blows with the wind, and the prevailing wind happens to be not entirely hostile to states’ rights. But that will likely change. That’s why it’s important that the myths used to smear and tarnish a noble ideology by equating it…