Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tag: Oklahoma

Largest sentence commutation in US history: Nearly 500 inmates walk free...

“That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come.”

Every Oklahoma County under state of emergency as historically wet spring...

"We still have water still rising in the east. We are not out of the woods yet."

Police shoot 3 children while firing at robbery suspect

According to the mother, two of her children suffered head wounds, while her third child survived gunshot wounds to the face.

Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

The teachers' strikes today are part of a national revolt that has been growing for months, arcing from one red state to another.

Former jail administrator sentenced to prison for depriving insulin to diabetic...

“Denying necessary medical treatment is inhuman and unconstitutional.”

Native Americans sue frackers over manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma

“If an earthquake comes through here and destroys the buildings, we can rebuild. But if you pollute our water, we’re done."

Wind power gives Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

In rural districts short on resources, wind farm revenue can clearly make a huge difference.

When protests are powerful, the powerful punish protest

Even in the face of massive wealth and political influence, protest has the ability to change the conversation, to educate the public, change facts on the ground, and mobilize opposition.

Pipeline leaks thousands of gallons of crude oil onto Oklahoma farmland

Plains All American Pipeline has been behind at least 25 pipeline incidents in the state of Oklahoma since 2004, with more than half of them due to corrosion.

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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

‘Nightmare scenario that everyone predicted’: As millions struggle to meet basic needs, Trump organization...

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help themselves.”

Health insurance companies could skyrocket premiums

The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.

Rightwing populism in a time of crisis

When the smoke clears, let’s hope the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters and the only recently growing phenomenon of rightwing, anti-science populism is consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.

A new major political party

The People’s Party should work actively to drain Bernie-ites from the Democratic Party.