Unlike some of our Internet brethren, AT believes in civil debate and discourse. We try to maintain a reasonable tone and keep our arguments rational. Indeed, we always try to base our arguments on— heavens!—actual facts.
On this celebratory occasion, it is useful to look back at our very first AT post, an excerpt of which we re-post below:
We at Alternative Tulsa (or AT for short) offer this modest site as a place for critiquing the status quo—presenting ideas, facts, opinions, and commentaries from a critical perspective. The word "critical" is used advisedly here; we don't mean simply negative. We mean, instead, news and views that present alternatives to the easy and simple answers that most people adopt unthinkingly. Here at Alternative Tulsa, we want to push the boundaries, to present ideas—even unpopular ideas—that expand the public dialogue about Tulsa's political, ideological and cultural life.