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  • Opinion: Washington Examiner: CFPB: The rogue federal agency that aims to reign but needs to be reined in

    by Mike Hunter | Sep 12, 2017Lord Acton once said that "power tends to corrupt…and absolute power corrupts absolutely."Nowhere is this truer today than at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB is the quintessential example of what happens when accountability to Congress and the president is removed—when there are no checks and balances on the power of an unelected bureaucrat.Created as a part of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the CFPB wields immense, unbridled power over consumers and ...  Read More...

  • Tulsa World Editorial: Opioid abuse is still an emergency ... and the state is getting ready to do something about it

    Attorney general leads panel taking broad approach to problemRemember when opioid abuse was a national emergency?For about half a news cycle, the national media stopped worrying about the latest presidential tweet and paid some attention to an issue that really matters to families in the heart of the nation.Opioid abuse, driven by excessive prescriptions, is destroying lives in America. The national emergency hasn’t passed, although much of the media attention has.To its credit, the state ...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Editorial: A good plan

     Editorial: A good planBy: Journal Record StaffOklahoma’s opioid problem is well-documented and Attorney General Mike Hunter wants to do something about it.According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma in 1999 had 178 opioid-related deaths, a rate of 5.36 deaths per 100,000 people. The following year the rate was up to 7.36 per 100,000.   Read More...

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