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MuskogeePolitico:  Lt. Col. Barry Niles running for HD31

MuskogeePolitico: Lt. Col. Barry Niles running for HD31

Lt. Colonel Barry Niles  (Ret.) Announces Candidacy for State House, District 31Decorated veteran and third generation Oklahoman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Barry Niles, USAR, announces his candidacy on the Republican ticket for State Representativ…

Will Fourkiller Announces Withdrawal From Reelection

Will Fourkiller Announces Withdrawal From Reelection

Will Fourkiller is seen her with Dan Kirby, and the assistant who later charged that Kirby sexually harassed her. A list of candidate withdrawals   Without any fanfare or press release, Will Fourkiller has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection th…

9 of 15 Candidacy Challenges Prevail At Hearing

9 of 15 Candidacy Challenges Prevail At Hearing

  The Oklahoma State Election board held a marathon docket of hearings today. At issue were 15 contests of candidacy for various elections ranging from district judge to legislator, to State Attorney General.  At 9am the contestants and conte…

OCPA column: PolitiFact’s Double Standard

OCPA column: PolitiFact’s Double Standard

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…

Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

“Interviews with more than two dozen customers who had their money stolen through Zelle illustrate the weaknesses that criminals are using in targeting the network.”

What Happens When a Few Volunteer and the Rest Just Watch The American Military System Dissected

What Happens When a Few Volunteer and the Rest Just Watch The American Military System Dissected

The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating.

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CIA’s legacy of torture lives on in Thailand’s ‘black site’

CIA’s legacy of torture lives on in Thailand’s ‘black site’

“There has never been an investigation into the Thai officials or agencies involved in the CIA’s covert detentions, which continued until at least 2004 and probably violated national laws.”

In Nearly Half the U.S., Marijuana Arrests Have Gone Up Since 2014

In Nearly Half the U.S., Marijuana Arrests Have Gone Up Since 2014

“Meanwhile, thousands of people who were arrested previously for what is now legal in many places continue to languish in prisons.”