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transition

Manhood, from the inside out — Memoir and Mythology

Paula Sophia begins a series of memoirs about her life as a boy, man, father, soldier, police officer, then, a transitioned police officer.
Christopher Johnston

Dear Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust)

In this open letter, Christopher Johnston delivers a list of demands for reforms in the Oklahoma County Jail.

We need an armistice in conservative America’s never-ending culture war

If it feels like you are being asked to take sides on every topic, it is because everything is a wedge issue now.
protests

Oklahoma City Police Dept trying to Portlandize OKC summer protests

Opinion - The Oklahoma City Police Department should release the raw videos of body-worn cams and pole cams during the May 30-31 protests.
Open Letters

Open letter to Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and Gov Kevin Stitt

Christopher Johnson, a veteran and human rights activist in Oklahoma City, makes his case for the release of Julius Jones.
Lankford, Inhof

Lankford is purposely sowing disinformation about the January 6 attacks

Opinion - By sowing false information about the January 6 Capitol attack, Lankford is fueling the next wave of insurrection.
electric plant

Rolling blackouts were the result of lax regulation and misplaced priorities

Until real progress is made to fortify the power grids that we depend on more than ever before, every week should be “infrastructure week.”
Impeachment trial

In former President Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial, the cameras do not lie

The differences between former President Trump's first trial and the 2021 edition could not be more stark.
Open Letters

Open letter to the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or Jail Trust

Our county jail has numerous civil rights violations on record attached to it and they are counting. It is overcrowded for one and I think I know the answer to that.
Governor Kevin Stitt

Governor Stitt, they aren’t “ghost students” — they’re lost students

The problem is "ghost students" do exist. They are real and still out there. But, they are lost to our schools right now. Time to find them.