Earlier today, I heard a radio story about a group of people who have become accustomed to state monitoring – probably Muslim folks, post 9-11. Oddly enough, they had interviewed not the people who are being indefinitely detained without cause at Guantanamo Bay, but their defense attorneys. That’s right. Lawyers. Last week, Guardian writer [...]
Oklahoma can’t catch a break lately. Between several tornadoes and flash floods, it seems like every community has been affected by the awesome power of severe weather this past month. I’m heartbroken to hear my own family and their friends and neighbors have to rebuild their lives completely after losing their homes and clothes and [...]
For starters, I’d like to commend Doug Cox for his op-ed of last week, in which he added a few barbs to his usual arguments against Republican efforts to curb access to reproductive healthcare. The op-ed even got a bit of play around the big progressive news sites and [...]
I have a tendency to watch TV shows that are more entertainment than substance. This started in grad school when I felt like my brain needed a break from all the homework, and has followed me through stressful jobs and busy schedules.
Enter Call The Midwife.
My personal relationship with Oklahoma feels like a novela. At times, I have wanted to run away because of the ridiculous politicians who “represent” the state. There have been many personal cathartic fantasies. One had to do with any Oklahoma politician who was [...]
Friends in our sweet home state, we hope you and your loved ones are recovering from the two days of storms that damaged and destroyed so much this week. Oklahomans living elsewhere, we know your hearts feel torn in two. Supporters from around the country, thank you for your compassion. From the donations pouring into [...]
Hi Rounders-up! Your trusty editor Pearl here, bringing you a fun-size news rodeo. We’re a bit short-staffed this week as our powerhouse Mallory is on a well-deserved trip to Europe after receiving her jurisdoctorate from OU Law School! CON~GRAD~S MALLORY!!
It is truly amazing what you can miss when you’re 9 hours away from your computer: some of your Facebook friends get engaged, brilliant souls like Lauryn Hill get three months of prison for tax evasion… and Disney just all of the sudden decides to trademark something sacred like
Mother’s Day was on Sunday. Celebrations stretched out over the whole weekend, encompassing everything from parades to the dude at the front desk throwing an unsolicited “Happy Mother’s Day” at me and every other person he judged to be a potential mom. In dominant culture, however, the mothers who are deemed worthy of celebration are [...]
This week at OK4RJ, Jen broke down just who is going to be disproportionately affected by ID requirements for over-the-counter emergency contraception. Here’s a hint: It’s not privileged teenagers who forgot their learners’ permit at home. Mallory turned her grief at the cancellation of Bomb Girls into brilliant commentary on the experience [...]
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