Category Archives: Economic Prosperity

Why is affordable housing so scarce?

Why is affordable housing so scarce?  I am primarily speaking of Oklahoma City, but it’s a problem everywhere.  And in fact, some people elsewhere would look at our situation here and say “your housing is very affordable.”  Maybe if you … Continue reading

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Oklahoma continues to eat its seed corn.

The news is in on the Oklahoma state budget: we’re cuttin’ it while we are also drawing down our state’s savings accounts and raiding the unclaimed property fund to avoid even deeper cuts. Any way you look at it, we are … Continue reading

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A letter to my neighbors in Ward 6.

Dear neighbors, There’s a city council election coming up on March 3rd. As I drive around Ward 6, I see a lot of “deferred maintenance” situations. I see potholes that have been there for years. Often there’s water seeping, which … Continue reading

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Should Bob Waldrop run for Oklahoma City Council Ward 6?

Twenty-one years ago, I moved to Oklahoma City, to the neighborhood where I live now. These are exciting times to live in Oklahoma City, but we also face tremendous challenges. While many have prospered, others have been left behind. The … Continue reading

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Why we can’t trust conservative leaders when it comes to poverty.

Recently, an op ed piece in the Washington Times lauded the commitment of the Koch brothers to the poor.  It was authored by John and Carol Saeman,  who are wealthy Catholic philanthropists.  They proceeded to tell us that they also … Continue reading

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A less respectful response to the Secretary of State Chris Benge’s constitutional incompetence

This is a not-very-respectful response to the incompetence of Secretary of State Chris Benge which has shut down the No Sun Tax referendum campaign.  The press release just posted here is marginally more respectful.  But only marginally. In any event. … Continue reading

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Pothole filled!

I am Shocked! Shocked I Say! Shocked AND Amazed! to report that the perennial pothole at NW 21 and North McKinley was filled with some asphalt yesterday morning. The City did not repair the underlying problem that causes it to … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t GM get the death penalty for its murders?

Shouldn’t GM get the death penalty for its murders? Maybe in the beginning it was simple negligence and could qualify as manslaughter. But they knew about the problem for ten years, didn’t fix it, and so the body count continued … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why I’m Voting for Dr. Ed Shadid for Mayor of Oklahoma City!

1. Dr. Ed Shadid is a real person of compassion, conviction, and responsibility. He is concerned about the future of Oklahoma City. He has kids, he wants a city for them to grow up in, a place where they will … Continue reading

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Another Regulatory “Obamanation”!

President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is set to deploy another regulatory “Obamanation” if their proposed rules for implementing the Food Safety and Modernization Act are allowed to go into effect.  Below is a press release from the Oklahoma Food … Continue reading

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