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Oklahoma City Persecution of the Poor: A Short Bill of Particulars

In an interview with a reporter from the national publication Politico, our Mayor said — As for the poor, Cornett says, his city offers them opportunities to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. About one in six residents live below … Continue reading

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My testimony at today’s public hearing on the panhandler’s ordinance

My name is Bob Waldrop and I speak in opposition to the proposed restrictions on the free speech rights of panhandlers and charitable solicitors. The claim is made that this is a public safety issue. Yet, nobody has been hurt … Continue reading

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A response to the outrageous lies about panhandlers propagated by the Neighborhood Alliance in support of Meg Salyer’s Anti Free Speech Ordinance

There’s an anti-free speech, anti-poor people mob forming in Oklahoma City. It’s been ginned up in the Nextdoor neighborhood social media app. People are  upset about panhandlers.  They are upset about free speech! It hurts their eyes to see panhandlers on … Continue reading

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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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OKC is once again threatening the abundance of my urban garden-yard.

Oklahoma City has served me with a code violation and is claiming that I can’t have anything taller than 18 inches between the sidewalk and the street.  This is something new, as in the 16 years I have lived here … 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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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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The blunt truth about the present situation.

For irrational reasons, I always experience a surge of hope just before elections. Somehow, I expect something magical to happen.  Maybe all the independents and minor party candidates will win — Congress would be MUCH more interesting and helpful and … 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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