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Libertarians Convene 2nd State Convention Saturday

Libertarians Convene 2nd State Convention Saturday

​by David Van Risseghem, publisher -  Two years ago I had a blast at the OKLP first state convention in the modern era. I was the only media representative present, but other journalists were sending me text messages expressing frustration t…

Daniel Webster’s Nullification Flip-Flop

Daniel Webster’s Nullification Flip-Flop

Whatever Daniel Webster might have said about nullification later in his life, he was dead right in 1812.

OCPA: minimum teacher salaries, Oklahoma vs Texas

OCPA: minimum teacher salaries, Oklahoma vs Texas

Curtis Shelton, OCPA Policy Research FellowMINIMUM TEACHER SALARIES: OKLAHOMA VS. TEXASMuch has been made of teachers fleeing the state for higher salaries in Texas. This is a primary argument by the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) when expla…

State Campaign Filings Are Growing

State Campaign Filings Are Growing

  The upcoming elections are beginning to take shape and there are two weeks to go before filing closes.  the State Ethics Commission is the  only currently certifiable database of who is declaring their candidacy. We have included that …

1889 Institute: Districts should institute Conversion Schools

1889 Institute: Districts should institute Conversion Schools

1889 INSTITUTE RECOMMENDS SCHOOL DISTRICTS INSTITUTE CONVERSION SCHOOLSThe Buck Now Stops at Your Local School BoardOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 29, 2018) – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “Conversion Schools: Loca…

Signed by the Governor: Iowa Law Expands Healthcare Freedom

Signed by the Governor: Iowa Law Expands Healthcare Freedom

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 30, 2018) – On Wednesday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. The House of Delegates Human Resources Committee introduced House Bill 2356 (HF2356) on Feb. 14. It replaced HF2275 sponsored by Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant). The new law specifies…

Worst President? Most Were Awful, But What About LBJ?

Worst President? Most Were Awful, But What About LBJ?

Who was the worst president? Tom Woods and Michael Malice were presented with this question in one of his recent podcast episodes. He and Malice spent a good deal of time debating if Woodrow Wilson or Franklin Roosevelt did more damage to America. Both were awful, and Malice makes a compelling case for Wilson, while…