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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

Miracle on 23rd Street: a tax cut


Commentary

Cal Hobson
With the exception of that most beloved Republican activity — the buying, selling, exchanging, concealing, cleaning, carrying, showing, stroking and shooting of guns — members of the party once led by Lincoln are now best known for their genetically driven obsession: cutting taxes anytime, anywhere, any size, for any reason or excuse.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bashing coal


Letters to the Editor

Doug Rixmann
Very interesting commentary by the local chapter of the Sierra Club on coal (Whitney Pearson, “OG&E must move past coal”) in the April 10 Oklahoma Gazette. It's no secret that this group has openly said it wants to shut down the coal industry. Let’s examine the Sierra Club's record on their ability to be objective on said issue, shall we?
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Get off of coal


Letters to the Editor

Casey Holcomb
Whitney Pearson’s April 10 commentary (”OG&E must move past coal,” Oklahoma Gazette) did an excellent job illustrating how our state stands to gain by getting off coal and leading the U.S. in making a rapid transition to clean and renewable energy.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kind of a jerk


Letters to the Editor

Philip Halprin
Open letter to state Rep. Dennis Johnson:
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Leftist Hollywood


Letters to the Editor

Richard Hampel
I would like to compliment the Phil Bacharach review of The Company You Keep (Film, April 24, Oklahoma Gazette) for two big reasons.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Demonizing rich people


Letters to the Editor

David Hull
President Obama’s approval rating is north of 50 percent. Seriously?
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pump up the volume


Commentary

Jonathan Fowler
Oklahoma City needs its own Cain’s Ballroom.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

‘Local control’ in education


Commentary

Rep. Jason Nelson
In the cult movie classic The Princess Bride, Vizzini repeatedly uses the word “inconceivable” as his efforts to evade pursuers fail. Inigo Montoya finally replies, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rich folks pay plenty


Letters to the Editor

Brad Duncan
D.W. Tiffee’s Feb. 13 letter to Oklahoma Gazette, “A tax cut to die for,” makes two misleading statements that represent the typical liberal spin regarding tax assessments. The first statement was, “The bottom 20 percent pay an effective state and local rate of 10.3 percent vs. 4.6 percent for the top 1 percent.” The second was, “Fair to Republicans always means the poor paying more and the rich paying less.” Sounds as if the “poor” are being terribly put upon while those “wascally rich” are making out like bandits as usual, huh?
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Teeing off about trivia


Letters to the Editor

Kyle Lucas
Interesting. “Trivial pursuits” (Louis Fowler, April 10, Oklahoma Gazette) about bar trivia, reads: “Arguably the most popular in the metro is The Lost Ogle’s 8 p.m. Tuesday-night trivia ...” How do you define “popular”?
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Crossing a line


Letters to the Editor

Kevin Michaels
I think you have crossed a line with your last several issues. I am referring to your eagerness to use profanity (F-bombs) in articles, in quotes (still not appropriate) as well as others.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bad taste


Letters to the Editor

Kate C. Arnold
I was excited to see your article covering the wonderful Variety Care nonprofit (Rachael Cervenka, “Capitol care,” March 20, Oklahoma Gazette). The work they are doing is truly needed, as Oklahoma is consistently among the 10 states with the highest teen pregnancy rates.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

OKC, get serious about water conservation


Commentary

David Ocamb

It’s often said you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In terms of resources, nothing could be closer to the truth. Oklahoma is blessed with many resources — resources that have helped us build Oklahoma City from the desolate ghost town I remember as a child, during the oil bust, into one of our country’s best-kept secrets for quality of life.

 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Don't bet on it


Letters to the Editor

Cal Hobson
In reference to the article by C.G. Niebank III about problem gambling in Oklahoma (”Losing bet,” March 13, Oklahoma Gazette), it is true that more money is needed to deal with this issue. As the story indicated, only $750,000 is earmarked to help those addicted to gaming at Oklahoma’s 117 casinos, four racetracks and dozens of bingo parlors.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How ’bout more guns?


Letters to the Editor

Jack Bowen
The National Rifle Association is right, but not right enough. I believe the Second Amendment guarantee to bear arms is virtually God-given and the framers of the Constitution merely put it on paper.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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