Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
Category: Opinion and Analysis

Respect for religious diversity recognized and honored in OKC

BY NYLA ALI KHAN Published originally in Prairie Opinions at Red Dirt Report on Nov. 10, 2017 with the title “A dynamic world requires diversity and inclusion.” Reprinted with permission of the author. I had the honor of being invited to the Oklahoma Conference of Churches 2017 Annual Dinner by the Reverend William Tabbernee. This event was […]

Robin Meyers: Revenge of the “Deplorables”

This post-election Sunday Rev. Meyers preaches from the book of Isaiah, chapter 65 verses 17 thru 25, a passage known as “The Glorious New Creation.” Recorded Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, from the pulpit of Mayflower Congregational UCC Church in Oklahoma City.

Saving public education in Oklahoma

Can You Hear Them Now? By State Representative David Perryman Paul Marcarelli, formerly the “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials, is known for the question, “Can you hear me now?” Since that phrase became famous, it has morphed into a question that is used to inquire as to whether a person’s communication is “effective” rather […]

State Question 776: Unnecessary, Unaffordable, Uninformed

An Oklahoma Activist original opinion piece from contributor Camille Landry. The leaders who founded our nation and our state envisioned a government of laws and principles that would apply equally to everyone. They wrote a federal, then state constitutions to ensure that the most important principles of our society are clearly enshrined. The right to […]

Citizenship is not a spectator sport. Register and vote.

Op-Ed By State Rep. David Perryman When my cousin and his classmates went to Vietnam in the 1960s, the government felt like he was old enough to fight but not to weigh in on matters like whether the country should go to war. The right to vote is historically a tricky subject. From an equitable […]

Put Your Weapons Down

This past week, the NRA and its advertising firm, Oklahoma City based Ackerman McQueen, published a video on the NRA News website that continued to stoke the fires of fear, hate, and distrust. The video displays how a terrorist, described … Continue reading

When They Come to Your Door

Entrance to the “Secret Annex” When a President Trump begins to call on American citizens who are non-Muslim to help identify the American citizens who are Muslim or persons who are visiting our country who are Muslim for purposes of … Continue reading