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An economy for everyone


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Jason Reese

Times are tough, and it is becoming ever more apparent that Oklahoma cannot remain immune to the economic sickness that has emerged as a chronic condition for our country.

 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Education as a common good’


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Jason Reese
The good news: I smile every time I drive past the charter school near my house on the way to drop off my eldest child at our parochial school. The bad news: Not everyone in our state, or even our city, has the ability to choose either of those options. That is why I want to insist that our state and local governments move further and faster in expanding school choice.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Okie local


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Jason Reese
Conservatives, especially those of a traditional bent like me, are often rightfully criticized for being downers. We gripe and moan about how things were better in the old days and that we don’t know where we are headed, but it sure looks like we are in a handbasket.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Point: For legislative authority

I call for the return of legislative authority to set tuition.


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Jason Reese
Last month, social mobility in Oklahoma took a serious hit: The higher-education regents of our beloved state drastically raised tuition — again — to our colleges and universities.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Can it happen here?

Oklahoma could be poised for a fight over unions.


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Jason Reese
Over the past few weeks, we have seen unrest spread throughout the Midwest. From Ohio to Wisconsin, public employees are taking to the street to protest much-delayed belt-tightening in those cash-strapped states. As we watch these events unfold, one cannot help but wonder if the Sooner State could experience the same.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Point: Legislate morality

Expand school choice, outlaw killing innocent life


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Jason Reese
The church-state separation fetishists are at it again. Now the Oklahoma chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State are decrying efforts by the Oklahoma Legislature to teach creationism in public schools, create vouchers or other mechanisms for school choice and define the beginning of human life.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A grape idea


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Jason Reese
Voters are demanding more and more say in policies ranging from health care to education, and there is no reason why alcohol sales should not be included.
 
Thursday, August 26, 2010

A pension disorder


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Jason Reese
As we approach the end of a year, it is perfectly natural to look back on the year behind us. Some people make lists of the best or worst things, such as movies and songs. This year, I would like to l...
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Labor pains


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Jason Reese
With the national economy in the tank, the residents of Central Oklahoma are experiencing cautious optimism. Noted Oklahoma State University economist Mark Snead has projected a relatively rosy outloo...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

To the limit


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Jason Reese
Oklahoma's distinct populist identity served as a role model in the past when we led the way in the early Nineties by passing term limits for our state legislators. As is so often the case when a need...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Putting first responders first


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Jason Reese
More than anything else, governing is about setting priorities. Oklahoma Republicans got it right in the past few years when we started pushing the state government to "Fund Education First." We recog...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Point: Palin power


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Jason Reese
I have to say I was a bit nervous. As I was packing to join the rest of the Oklahoma delegation in the Twin Cities, I wondered what the effect of Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick would be. Jo...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Point: Remember the 10th


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Jason Reese
In deciding between presidential candidates, we usually stop to consider the direction we want the country to go for the next four years. In this election, the stakes are much higher. The U.S. Supreme...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Counterpoint: A cure for inequality


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Jason Reese
The question of inequality, both social and economic, is typical of how liberals " and Barack Obama specifically " just don't get it. They focus on the extremes of rich and poor and ignore the great A...
 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Counterpoint: Proof of strength: John McCain


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Jason Reese
In no other area is the need for a John McCain presidency (and the risks of a Barack Obama presidency) more apparent than the war in Iraq. As the Donald Rumsfeld "small footprint" strategy became an o...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008
 
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