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
Family & Community

Hope for foster kids

At any given time, there are several thousand Oklahoma children in foster care, often due to abuse or neglect.

Jonathan Small
July 14, 2017
Family & Community

Taxpayers bear the cost of the ‘love triangle’

As a mother and a conservative, I hold these two commitments simultaneously: (1) Society is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members, including children, and, so, we do have a collective responsibility to meet the needs of children and (2) A limited government is more conducive to human flourishing than an expansive one.

Tina Korbe Dzurisin
October 10, 2016
Family & Community

Women Think for Themselves

Two years ago this summer, I resigned my position as a director of communications to become a so-called “stay-at-home mom.” At eight months pregnant with my first baby, I knew I wanted to devote myself full-time to civilizing my children and to ordering my household.

Tina Korbe Dzurisin
September 1, 2016