​Six More Felony Charges Against Oklahoma City Cop Accused of Rape

Daniel Ken Holzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer accused of targeting and raping women while on duty is currently under house arrest, charged with 26 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after several women reported him. Now three more women have come forward and the charges… » 11/05/14 2:30pm 11/05/14 2:30pm

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Particularly Ridiculous Abortion Laws

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has temporarily blocked two laws designed to restrict access to abortion. The first would require abortion clinics to have a doctor on staff with admission privileges at a local hospital, while the second would ban medication abortions after 49 days of pregnancy and required physicians to… » 11/04/14 3:15pm 11/04/14 3:15pm

Dude Arrested for Masturbating Inside a Walmart...Again

A 26-year-old Tulsa man was arrested this weekend after pulling out his penis in the middle of a Walmart and masturbating it "with a back and forth motion." The incident follows another arrest last November, when a different man was caught masturbating in a different Tulsa Walmart. I guess some people really LOVE A… » 6/19/14 12:20pm 6/19/14 12:20pm

School Tries to Block Native Student From Wearing Feather at Graduation

Kaden Tiger is a senior at Seminole High School in Oklahoma. Earlier this week, he told a reporter that he planned on wearing an eagle feather on his graduation cap, even though the school had declared that doing so would be against he rules. Ironic, since Seminole's school mascot is a feather-headdress-wearing… » 5/23/14 12:50pm 5/23/14 12:50pm

The Face of Marriage Equality Is Unexpected and Heartwarming

It's an old trick of anti marriage equality advocates to paint gay marriage as an issue that offends the core family values of America's heartland (whatever that means), but the obvious truth of the matter — as this sweet ad by Freedom to Marry points out — is that gay people are a present force in traditionally red… » 5/06/14 3:45pm 5/06/14 3:45pm

The Supreme Court Might Decide the Abortion Pill's Fate

What's not to love about "abortion pill" RU-486? 17 percent of abortions in the US are medication abortions, which are less invasive than surgical abortions and easier to access in states that love restricting women's reproductive choice. This alternative will obviously not do for a number of uterus-fearing state… » 7/19/13 2:00pm 7/19/13 2:00pm

Oklahoma Republican Says the Words 'Jew Me Down' on the House Floor

Because of his awesome judgment and giant brain, Oklahoma State Representative Dennis Johnson broke out the phrase "Jew me down on a price" during a floor debate about the challenges facing small businesses. After someone slipped him a note pointing out that it's 20-fucking-13 and the last year in which it was… » 4/22/13 9:30pm 4/22/13 9:30pm

Embryos Before Hoes Advocates Want Supreme Court to Declare that…

It's really too bad that the word FAIL emblazoned across a picture of something failing miserably has become a cliche, because America's floundering but tenacious Personhood movement is perfectly suited to be meme-ified. In 2008 and 2010, voters in Colorado rejected a Personhood amendment that would have defined human… » 7/30/12 7:00pm 7/30/12 7:00pm

Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending…

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The… » 5/15/12 6:20pm 5/15/12 6:20pm

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native… » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

Oklahoma's Personhood Amendment Ruled 'Clearly Unconstitutional' By…

It's less terrible day than usual to be a uterus (or, if you want to get technical, "woman," or "baby holder") in the West South Central United States today. Earlier, a federal judge ruled that Texas' law to exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program was unconstitutional. And now, like a frustrated dad… » 4/30/12 5:40pm 4/30/12 5:40pm