The Oklahoma House of Representatives Wildlife Committee passed amendments last week that made a joke of a perfectly wise and responsible request made by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, columnist Shane Bevel writes.
My conservative values also lead me to support the For the People Act — the comprehensive voting rights and democracy reform legislation now pending in the Senate after being passed by the Democratic-majority House, albeit without a single GOP vote, writes columnist Eric Carlson. I truly believe that conservative values make the strongest case for this bill.
Unfortunately, one piece of the Tulsa Race Massacre story is still slighted in the telling, columnist Daniel Levinson Wilk writes. The encounter in an elevator that sparked the massacre is vital to understanding the racial discomfort some of us still feel in confined urban spaces.
Columnist Wayne Greene says: There's a lot of complex psychology in raising those state vaccination rates, but Deputy Health Commissioner Keith Reed says it comes down to one strategy: taking vaccine to the people.
These monthly checks would be front-of-mind and popular among a large group of Americans who are likely to vote in elections. That would tempt politicians to crank them up, making them more generous, and to argue that the government should also be picking up part of the tab for other expenses. This actually could, to borrow the cliche, create a paradigm shift, columnist Michael R. Strain writes.