Biden’s endorsements will win him Iowa despite recent polls

Biden’s experience and proximity to Obama make him the favorite to get the most votes on Monday. There’s a well-known political science book called “The Party Decides,” which states that it is the party, not the voters, who really select presidential nominees. In the past the party literally selected nominees, but now there’s a complex […]

The Des Moines Register endorsed Warren. graphic by Emma Palmer

Iowa gives Warren a chance to prove the doubters wrong

With a strong ground game, Warren could shock the establishment and the progressive wing of the party. The title already makes this seem like a cop-out of an argument, and it might be. However, the Iowa Caucus is perhaps the most unruly electoral event in American politics, and winning there does not necessarily mean getting […]

Fox News town hall a political game candidates must play

The Democrats who go on these specials risk little when they do, but Fox is the real winner. While it seems strange to consider a Democratic presidential candidate on any tangentially related Fox News program, the recent Fox-hosted town halls featuring prominent Democrats like Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigeig have incited a surprisingly low level […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. House Bill 3872: This bill would make conversion therapy illegal for all minors. Conversion therapy is defined as “any practice or treatment that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” in […]

Sanders will ride public opinion to an Iowa victory

Sanders has created another national grassroots campaign, but this time Iowa is his to lose. There’s a candidate with a lot of momentum right now. It’s not Mayor Pete, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and it’s certainly not Joe “Nothing Will Fundamentally Change” Biden. It’s Bernie Sanders. Several polls from viable pollsters have Sanders surging in […]

Epstein’s circle included powerful people in both the UK and US

Prince Andrew has recently been in the news for evading American authorities. In the wake of Jeffery Epstein’s death, many connections the late financier possessed are being put into focus in the international media. One of the highest profile connections known to exist was Epstein’s link to Prince Andrew, who admits to staying with Epstein […]

Overcoming discrimination available only for those who can afford it

Amtrak, Uber and other transportation services are not held accountable for discrimination. One of the many challenges to being disabled is transportation. In the last week alone, two prominent national stories displayed Uber drivers reportedly denying a wheelchair user with a service dog and Amtrak quoting another two wheelchair users with a $25,000 ticket. And […]

The South Bend Mayor would be the youngest president if elected. courtesy Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Buttigieg’s recent surge could propel him to victory in Iowa

Buttigieg’s strength in Iowa is a result of demographics and his ability to pitch policy ideas. Throughout the last few months, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been slowly closing in on a strong showing in the Iowa Caucus. According to FiveThirtyEight, a website that provides poll analysis, Buttigieg is currently trailing only Former Vice President Joe […]

Bloomberg announced his plan in Tulsa’s Greenwood district. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Bloomberg’s plan to fix inequality lacks any concrete policy details

The former NYC mayor’s Greenwood Initiative is not feasible but its goals are admirable. In his recent visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg announced a new plan to increase the amount of wealth in historically impoverished neighborhoods, focusing on black Americans. While it seems to be a net positive for the nation, Bloomberg’s […]

Legislative Digest 1/27/20

With the legislative session about to begin on Feb. 3, here are two of the noteworthy bills that were submitted in the past few months. Senate Bill 1819: This bill prohibits gender reassignment medical treatment for any people under 18 years of age. According to the bill, gender reassignment medical treatment includes “suppressing development … […]