Breaking News: Kneeling is not required in United States schools

There are some things that we, as a people in these United States, just plain can’t let slide. For instance, we all know that we do not kneel in the presence of government officials and all that. Most of us know that. It goes so deep into the core of what we believe as Americans […]

Preventing Tragedies Is Costly — Not Preventing Them Is Far Worse

Springfield, MO is about an hour north of Country & Western Kitsch Destination Branson, and about an hour northeast of Joplin, the site of a horrible tornado convergence last year. Since my parents live half a mile south of Joplin (and a hundred miles northeast of Tulsa), I often think of these areas as tornado […]

Oklahoma Gives Massive Breaks to Oil Companies while Schools Lack Storm Shelters

“OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes right behind the rain…” Unless you’re a fan of Broadway and cheesy old Hollywood films, you may not be familiar with this song. You’re also probably trying to figure out where I’m going with […]