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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

No more stalling the Keystone XL


Commentary

U.S. Rep. James Lankford
Cash Western Store has been a fixture in the thriving community of Seminole since 1939. Now owned by Mr. Bob Berry, it is a small shop, specializing in work boots, Western attire and things people who work on, say, an oil pipeline might be interested in.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No time for pipeline


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder
Oklahoma City residents Nancy Zorn and Stefan Warner are among several members of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance arrested for nonviolently protesting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Opposition to the pipeline and development of the Canadian tar sands is based on a long-range view of tar sands development and its threat to sustainability on earth.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Craving common sense


Letters to the Editor

Howard Koerth
In response to the “Slippery definitions” letter (Megan Hodge, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette):
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pondering religious freedom


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Concerning Hobby Lobby’s refusal to pay for emergency birth control under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Dennis Weigand (Letters to the Editor, “Questioning Hobby Lobby, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners? If it is not, then [Hobby Lobby’s] claim that their religious freedom would be violated by the ACA is nothing but a hollow pretense to religious superiority, taking the position that Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom is more important than the religious freedom of their employees.”
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ogling open government


Commentary

Mike Brake
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention conducted their deliberations in secret. These were thoughtful men who realized that the decisions they faced — how to design and construct a form of government to maximize the freedoms only recently won in the American Revolutionary War — required a great deal of give-and-take.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

College shouldn’t be never-ending


Commentary

Vince Orza
When I was a kid attending college, the general rule was it would take four years to complete a degree.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The reality behind ‘teen pregnancy’


Letters to the Editor

Mike Males
That even today, “teen pregnancy” continues to be misrepresented as just the result of teenage ignorance and carelessness (Life, Rachel Curtis, “Sensible sex ed,” April 24, Oklahoma Gazette) is more proof of the need to abandon this sexist misnomer. The large majority of male partners are adult men.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The last laugh


Letters to the Editor

Jon Parker
I read David Hull’s tirade on President Obama’s economic record (Letters, “Demonizing rich people, May 1, Oklahoma Gazette) on Friday, May 3. That was the day it was announced that we had added 165,000 jobs in April, and the February and March numbers were revised upward by 114,000 jobs, bringing unemployment down to 7.5 percent. It was also the day the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Still stealing land


Letters to the Editor

M.B. Stephenson
The myth surrounding the construction of the KXL Pipeline is that it will further fuel us in Oklahoma by providing energy independence and jobs.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Common sense about Common Core


Commentary

John Thompson
Being an educator has become like drinking water from a fire hose. Oklahoma City administrators and teachers barely have the time, money or know-how to tackle challenges that must be met, such as improving early childhood education, ensuring that students read for comprehension by third grade and evaluating teachers with rigorous new observations.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finish what we started


Letters to the Editor

Glen Cosper
Oklahomans aren’t quitters.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Re-gifting a time capsule


Letters to the Editor

Danielle Fleetwood
I was reading the article about the “Century Chest” (Life, Rachael Cervenka, “It’s about time,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette), and I think instead of filling in the hole, the church should take pictures of what was in the first time capsule and make another.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Slippery definitions


Letters to the Editor

Megan Hodge
There are problems with any kind of gun control bill:
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hooray for G.W.


Letters to the Editor

David Oliver
In every generation, there are men and women who, because of some outstanding attribute, have won the respect and love of their fellow men.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The O’Reilly prophecy


Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
There’s a major storm coming, the effects of which I can only imagine. Bill O’Reilly of The O’Reilly Factor has authored a book, soon to be released, dealing with the execution of Jesus Christ.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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