Education, Family & Community

Teachers’ union encourages members to politicize Thanksgiving, Christmas gatherings

The parent organization of the Oklahoma Education Association is encouraging its members to “incorporate your commitment to social justice at your celebrations this year.”

Ray Carter
November 27, 2019
Family & Community

Proud to be an American?

The Oklahoman recently printed the obituary of a remarkable man whose life story should put protestors to shame.

Mike Brake
November 26, 2019
Family & Community

A beautiful tapestry: WovenLife blends all ages, abilities, into one big family

WovenLife puts seniors and young children in the same environment, resulting in significant social and developmental benefits for both. The Oklahoma City-based nonprofit takes that concept a step further by also integrating a large number of special-needs children.

Staci Elder Hensley
November 7, 2019
Family & Community

New-left urbanists and the homeless

Oklahoma City is considering spending $50 million to build or rehabilitate hundreds of “affordable housing” units for the poor and homeless.       

Which raises the question: Can government housing and liberal policies fix the mess that liberal policies largely created?

Mike Brake
October 14, 2019
Family & Community

Fears Fellowship welcomes first class

At a dinner event launching the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ first J. Rufus Fears Fellowship, attendees were told the lessons of history that Fears championed, and their relevance for today’s political issues, will be the focus in the weeks ahead.

Ray Carter
September 19, 2019
Family & Community

Religion helps Oklahoma’s fight against illicit drug use and overdoses

Strong families are the foundation of healthy communities, upward economic mobility, and a robust civil society. Unfortunately, Oklahoma families aren’t flourishing the way they once were.

J. Scott Moody , Wendy Warcholik
December 11, 2017
Budget & Tax, Family & Community

'Dragalicious' for kids, 'Ru Paul’s Drag Race,' get Oklahoma government support

Smoking and second-hand smoke are health risks. So are many other behaviors.

Staff Reports
September 26, 2017