Somewhere along the line mostly conservative Tulsa became hostage to some progressives. For one thing, the local paper's editorial writers are stance liberals which is why I don't subscribe to it. In early 2009, they laid off 28 employees and last year they put in a pay-wall similar to what the liberal New York Times has done which makes their online news a closed-source. I would venture to guess their polarizing ideological views are so contrary to the majority of Tulsans might have, in some small way. contributed. Tulsa is also home to billionaire Obama bundle George Kaiser who is embroiled in the Solyndra controversy.