UEFA to probe Man City for corruption

Soccer expert Andrew Noland details the Financial Fair Play investigation into Sheikh Mansour’s illegal methods in funding the Premier League champions. Last Thursday and Friday, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the Premier League opened up a new case into Manchester City’s finances and potential breaches of Financial Fair Play rules. The investigation […]

Sanders’ 2016 platform popularized progressive economic reform on the Democratic ticket but failed to address racial issues. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 platform still blind to racial inequities

Sanders’ 2016 platform popularized progressive economic reform on the Democratic ticket but failed to address racial issues. Last Tuesday, Bernie Sanders threw his hat back into the ring for the presidency in 2020. Hoping to capitalize off his 2016 momentum and brush past recent allegations of sexual misconduct in the upper echelons of his campaign […]

Arrizabalaga claims he is good to play. courtesy Fox Sports

New Chelsea beef could get Sarri fired

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga shocked the world by defying manager Maurizio Sarri’s request for a substitution. The whole world, no matter whether they like soccer, has likely seen the video of Kepa Arrizabalaga, goalkeeper for Chelsea, rebuffing the substitution off the pitch during the 2019 Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City. Maurizio Sarri, the […]

Trump declaring national emergency sets dangerous precedent

Trump has implemented the national emergency as a partisan tactic, abusing executive power. Congratulations to everyone reading this article! You managed to survive your first week since President Trump’s incoherent and meandering declaration of a national emergency, an event so harrowing that Trump needed to install a new state-of-the-art golf simulator. After all, I’m sure […]

Roberto Fermino dribbles past a defender. courtesy Irish Mirror

Champions League finishes knockout stage

European soccer experts Andrew Noland and Chris Lierly analyze the results of the most competitive soccer league on the planet. Tue 2/12: A.S. Roma 2-1 FC Porto This game proved topsy-turvy in the Italian capital, with both managers electing to take the counter strategy. The soccer looked confused tactically, which allowed Roma, despite having considerably […]

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Va. politicians face backlash

Scandals surround the Virginian governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general amid cries for their resignations. This past week has proved calamitous for the higher levels of the state of Virginia’s executive branch. Last Friday, Feb. 1, Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat elected in this last cycle, found himself under fire when a right-wing blog called […]

Civics classes in high schools necessary for political engagement

The current civics requirement does not adequately prepare students to be savvy participants in a healthy republic. Civics classes: Oklahoma hates them, but every good democracy needs them. My flirtation with government before majoring in the subject was tragically brief; Claremore High School, the pinnacle of modern education, had block scheduling, meaning that we only […]

Chris Richards, Alphonsie Davies and Christian Pulisic square up. graphic by Conner Maggio

North Americans make waves in European football

Soccer experts Chris Lierly and Andrew Noland deliver a comprehensive analysis of the North American rising stars in the beautiful game. The United States is historically disinterested in the world’s most popular sport, but recently, some major American players (and one Canadian) have made major moves to Europe’s biggest clubs. Though we are trying not […]

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World leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland

Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May were absent from the international forum this year This past week, the world’s political, economic and social leaders met in Davos, Switzerland, a ski village in the Alps, for another annual World Economic Forum. Under the theme “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the […]

Just as Tulsa renamed Brady Street to Reconciliation Way, Mayes County is considering renaming Lake Hudson. photo by Piper Prolago

Renaming Lake Hudson reflects fluctuating national morality

Mayes County is considering renaming Lake Hudson, whose namesake was a founding member of Tulsa’s local KKK chapter At the start of a new legislative session, an Oklahoma Senate bill seeks to rename Lake Hudson, a human-made reservoir in Mayes County. The reservoir was created and named in 1964 after Tulsa attorney, state lawmaker and […]