Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?

    To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »

    This Just In – Tom Coburn To Retire Before Senate Term Ends UPDATED

    His reasoning for retiring early has to due with battling reoccurring cancer. It’ll be after midterms meaning there’ll be a special election scheduled for that time. Likely Republican candidates could be Reps. Tom Cole, James Lankford and my own Jim Bridenstine. And this is on top of other high profile statewide offices up like the Governorship and the Senate seat held by Jim Inhofe. Speaking | Read More »

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair | Read More »

    The Rare Roberts Court Abortion Case… NOT

    While most Supreme Court watchers had their eye on the Establishment Clause case this week, overlooked was an order released on Monday. That order has dismissed a case involving Oklahoma’s abortion law, a case they had previously granted but dismissed as “improvidently granted.” One thing noticeable about the Roberts Court in recent years is the absence of cases involving abortion. This term, they got a | Read More »

    H.S. Football Games Moved for ‘Environmental’ Reasons. Wait, what?

    Tulsa Public Schools administrators moved the venue for two high schools’ future home football games. It’s for the children, after all. Oh, my gosh. We certainly would not want to expose student-athletes to “environmental elements”. The mind reels as it imagines a football pitch-cum-Love Canal poisoned with pesticides, herbicides or  (G_d forbid) “fracking chemicals“. As it turns out, this particular football suffered from environmental contamination, alright: | Read More »

    TW Shannon – Rising Conservative Star in the GOP

    Note: I wrote this back in September, I just wanted people to see this. If you haven’t heard that name yet, you should look it up. Who is he? He’s the Speaker of the House here in my home state of Oklahoma. He’s African-American and also a member of the Chickasaw Nation. First elected back in 2006 as the first Republican from his district in Lawton, | Read More »

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    The Problem Isn’t Racism Or Guns

    The Problem Isn't Racism Or Guns

    I’ve followed the sad story of Australian jogger Christopher Lane who was gunned down by three “bored teens” in Oklahoma a few days ago. His girlfriend is left heartbroken, his country understandably outraged. The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has called for a boycott of the US. “It is another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer told | Read More »

    The Problem Isn’t Racism Or Guns

    The Problem Isn't Racism Or Guns

    I’ve followed the sad story of Australian jogger Christopher Lane who was gunned down by three “bored teens” in Oklahoma a few days ago. His girlfriend is left heartbroken, his country understandably outraged. The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has called for a boycott of the US. “It is another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer told | Read More »

    Jim Bridenstine at the RedState Gathering #RSG13

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine gave one of the great speeches of the RedState Gathering. Video streaming by UstreamLINK

    2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 4

    In the Midwest races, five in number, the five current seats are held by Republicans with one- Dave Heineman in Nebraska- being term-limited. Other than perhaps Iowa, all are fairly reliable red states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota. The dynamics in South Dakota are dictated by the open senatorial race due to the retirement of Tim Johnson there. The Democrats have to defend this | Read More »

    Oklahoma Set to Spend…More?!?

    Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t one of the tenets of being a conservative the idea of reducing government spending? If that is the case, we must not have real conservatives in the Oklahoma Legislature because according to their recent budget proposal, government spending is set to INCREASE BY $250 MILLION!!! And whats even worse than that is that House Democrats feel that the | Read More »

    Gov. Fallin Pandering to OK State Chamber…Again

    Gov. Mary Fallin is bound and determined to get Obamacare implemented in some way, shape or form in Oklahoma and the introduction of a new Senate bill regarding Medicaid expansion is her latest ploy. Although the people of Oklahoma have told her time and time again that they do not want Obamacare in Oklahoma, the threat of the withholding of campaign funds from the State | Read More »

    Corporate Welfare Rears Its Ugly Head Again

    The citizens of Oklahoma dodged a bullet yesterday during a vote in the State House regarding corporate tax credits. The bill, which would have created the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Act, narrowly failed a House vote 39-40. After the vote, however, there was a motion to reconsider that passed 52-20. The legislation was authored by Senators Bryce Marlatt and Representative Mike Jackson and it intended to | Read More »

    Foreign Law Bill Signed by Governor Fallin

    In 2010, Oklahoma voters approved a state question to ban Sharia Law from being implemented in the state. That law was deemed unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court because it singled out Sharia law. House Bill 1060, which is essentially the same law but leaves out the language that singles out Sharia law, was recently signed into law by Governor Fallin. It was passed by | Read More »

    U.S. House Violates U.S. Constitution…Again

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to violate the U.S. Constitution once again. They voted to pass a law that undermines the Fourth Amendment. The vote I am referring to is the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It passed 288-127 and now goes to the U.S. Senate. This law allows the U.S. government to retrieve personal data from | Read More »