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  1. in my experience
    I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.I was a lifelong Republican. After seeing how little “trickled down” to my classroom and joining the Oklahoma walkout, I started voting for Democrats.
  2. theater review
    Theater Review: An Oklahoma! Where the Storm Clouds Loom Above the PlainExcavating the messy America beneath the beautiful morning.
  3. Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their EnemiesNineteen House Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay. After Tuesday’s primaries, only four remain.
  4. Some of Pruitt’s Allies Are Starting to Turn on HimThe ongoing ethical disaster that is EPA administrator Scott Pruitt may finally be running out of luck.
  5. Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  6. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  7. Oklahoma Teachers Win a Partial VictoryNow teachers have forced GOP politicians into raising pay in a second state. But the fight continues in other states, spilling over into elections.
  8. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  9. Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  10. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  11. Will Oklahoma Teachers Be the Next to Strike?After years of frustration over low pay, Oklahoma teachers may emulate their counterparts in West Virginia and go on strike.
  12. Oklahoma Tried the GOP’s Tax Agenda. Now, It’s Electing Democrats.As Republican tax cuts decimate the Sooner State, Democrats keep winning special elections in its deep-red districts.
  13. The Pioneer Woman Is America’s 23rd-Largest LandownerHer family owns a plot of land half the size of Rhode Island.
  14. Man Accused of Right-Wing Bomb Plot Is Mentally Ill, Was Entrapped, Family SaysJerry Drake Varnell would have never tried to blow up a building without the FBI’s help, his family says.
  15. politics
    Republican State Senator Accused of Sexually Assaulting Female Uber DriverShe told police that State Senator Bryce Marlatt grabbed her and forcibly kissed her neck.
  16. Oklahoma Lawmaker’s Money-Saving Plan: Hand Kids Who Don’t Speak English to ICEThe proposal could save the state $60 million … if rounding up children wasn’t illegal, expensive, and unpopular.
  17. Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Says Women Are Merely ‘Hosts’“What I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’”
  18. Activists Just Scored a Major Victory for Abortion Rights in OklahomaOklahoma Supreme Court blocked a law requiring hospital-admitting privileges for abortion doctors.
  19. anti-choice
    Oklahoma Will Require Anti-Abortion Signs to Be Hung in Public RestroomsThis is projected to cost over $2 million.
  20. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Gets First New Abortion Clinic in 42 YearsBut only thanks to a Kansas-based group.
  21. tips
    Man Writes ‘Gay Is Wrong!’ Instead of Actual Tip on IHOP BillThis is the worst trend.
  22. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Wants to Use Public Schools to Achieve an ‘Abortion-Free Society’Teens will learn that life begins at conception but, curiously, they will not be taught how to prevent pregnancy.
  23. lgbt rights
    Oklahoma’s Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Rightfully BackfiredFor now, this fight is over.
  24. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Absurd Bill That Would Have Effectively Banned AbortionHappy Friday?
  25. complete and utter garbage
    Oklahoma Passed an Insane Bill That Would Make Performing an Abortion a FelonyNot okay, Oklahoma.
  26. can u not
    Oklahoma Court Rules Forced Oral Sex Isn’t Rape If the Victim Is UnconsciousWell, isn’t that something?
  27. reproductive wrongs
    Oklahoma’s New Anti-Choice Bill Targets DoctorsPerform a constitutionally protected medical procedure and lose your license.
  28. Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma, Injuring 7At least four tornadoes were spotted in Oklahoma, and one was seen in Kansas.
  29. Former Oklahoma Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years in PrisonHis sentences will run consecutively.
  30. Oklahoma Now No. 1 in EarthquakesThanks, fracking!
  31. 4 Dead After Car Crash at Oklahoma ParadeThree adults and one child were killed, and five people still remain in critical condition. The driver was arrested for a DUI.
  32. Oklahoma Reportedly Used Wrong Drug in ExecutionIt took Charles Warner 18 minutes to die. 
  33. SCOTUS: Death-Row Inmates Must Pick Their PoisonIn an explosive 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol. And Breyer invites a constitutional challenge to the death penalty.
  34. More Flooding Possible for Texas and OklahomaThe death toll now stands at 18 with more still missing, and the dangerous storms could continue for another week.
  35. Texas and Oklahoma Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating FloodsThe disaster has claimed at least four lives, led to the evacuation of thousands, and destroyed countless homes.
  36. Acts Of Kindness
    Read This Restaurant Owner’s Moving Letter to a Hungry Dumpster Diver“You’re a human being.”
  37. University of Oklahoma Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist VideoYou are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots.”
  38. Supreme Court Delays 3 Executions in OklahomaAs the court weighs the use of the controversial drug midazolam.
  39. Oklahoma Resumes Lethal Injections After LockettCharles F. Warner is supposed to be executed Thursday night.
  40. Executions to Resume in Oklahoma, Despite Questions About Lethal-Injection DrugFollowing the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.
  41. Lawsuit Filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma Seeks to Harsh Colorado’s Mellow Not cool, guys.
  42. Oklahoma Promises to Stop Botching ExecutionsOr maybe we just won’t be around to see it happen.
  43. Tea Party Candidate Crazier Than Usual, Thinks Opponent Is Secretly DeadAnd represented by a body double (or robot).
  44. Botched Death Shows Problems of Lethal InjectionThe botched death of an Oklahoma inmate reveals our failed attempt to make capital punishment less abhorrent.
  45. Oklahoma Botches One Inmate’s Execution, Postpones AnotherAfter being declared unconscious, he tried to get up.
  46. Quote of the Day
    Massive Oklahoma Gun Range Will Have Attached Bar and Café for Some ReasonWhat could possibly go wrong?
  47. Seven-Foot-Tall Satanic Statue Actually Kind of CuteA devil-worshiping group is trying to build it at the Oklahoma state capitol. 
  48. Oklahoma Teens Allegedly Killed Baseball Player Because They Were ‘Bored’Three boys are accused of randomly shooting a young man.
  49. Three Storm Chasers Died in Oklahoma TornadoThe group starred in the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers for years.
  50. More Deadly Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma [Updated]Though the storms were less severe than the one that destroyed Moore.
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