A week ago, Obama came to Oklahoma for the third time since he's been in office. The first was in 2012, when he came to voice his support for the part of Keystone XL going from Cushing to Texas (and, not surprisingly, our lovely governor & lieutenant governor made no effort to postpone their vacations in … Continue reading Obama in Oklahoma
In Oregon, Kate Brown becomes the first bisexual governor in the U.S. and the second woman governor of Oregon, following the resignation of Kitzhaber. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a House legislative committee overwhelmingly votes (right down the party lines) to eliminate funding for AP US History classes, because by acknowledging some of the issues in America's … Continue reading Lotsa Links: Oregon moves forward, Oklahoma goes backward, and what else is new?
Now that Republicans have gained the majority in the Senate, they will be looking to clock legislative victories and demonstrate that they can effectively lead. Democrats will attempt to undermine them without looking obstructionist, and try to portray the Republican Party as conservative and hopelessly out of touch. In the Senate there is perhaps no … Continue reading Jim Inhofe and the Message Battle on Climate Change