Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Excerpt from Michelle Orrego’s “Jeffersonian Democracy”, Chile State University Publishing, 2018 “You always had the people and now have the government on your side, so that the prospect is as favorable as could be wished. At the same time it must be admitted you have much trouble and difficulty to encounter.” ~ James Monroe   … More Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Let the (Legislative) Games Begin

Tuesday marked the official start of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature with a half day known as “organizational day”. This constitutionally provided meeting begins at noon and will be the first legislative action for roughly 45 new representatives and senators. This meeting occurs a month before the official opening of a new legislative session every other year … More Let the (Legislative) Games Begin

Trump 2017: What To Expect From An Unexpected President

As the year draws to a close the news cycle continues to be dominated by the transition of power to Donald Trump. While intense questions surround his social media accounts, cabinet picks and the general tone of his supporters, the big question now is this: “what will the national tone look like coming out of … More Trump 2017: What To Expect From An Unexpected President

3:10 to Houston…Risk & Reward on the Rails in the Lone Star State

One of the big political issues facing states today is public-private partnerships. To some, these types of partnerships are a slam dunk with the state paying private industry to manage certain traditionally public institutions, often at a cheaper price and with the better management that private industry can bring to the table compared to state … More 3:10 to Houston…Risk & Reward on the Rails in the Lone Star State