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Right-thinking governors


Letters to the Editor

Jo Davis
Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, recently surprised most political pundits by changing his mind about expanding Medicaid. “I, as all of you know, am not a supporter of Obamacare,” Kasich explained at a press conference. “But I think this makes great sense for the state of Ohio.”
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What evolutionists fear


Letters to the Editor

Steve Kern
Regarding the Feb. 6 letter to the editor by Douglas Mock, Joseph Thai and Tom Boyd (“Same ol’, same ol’”): It’s the same ol’, same ol’ strategy by closed-minded, evolution-Kool-Aid-drinking scientists in our universities who keep out an ever-watchful eye to protect their weak theory from any scrutiny.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Counterpoint: Don’t punish workers


Commentary

Bob Burke
Workers’ compensation is again on the front burner at the Oklahoma Legislature. In my 32 years of representing injured workers, it is the 19th attempt to make major changes in the law that governs the delivery of benefits to workers injured on the job.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Point: Time to fix workers’ comp


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Oklahoma’s system for handling workers’ compensation claims is badly in need of reform. So much so that it is time to replace the system altogether.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Balanced journalism


Letters to the Editor

Lawrence Curtis
Congratulations for publishing Dr. Dana Stone’s timely and splendidly written “The truth of emergency contraception” (Commentary, Feb. 20, Oklahoma Gazette). Her rationale was validly bolstered by well-supported and cited facts. Her commentary was an effective, appropriate and much-needed contribution to a volatile and poorly understood subject — more accurately, a widely misunderstood and high-profile controversy of the day.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Water and wishful thinking


Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
I want to thank Oklahoma Gazette for featuring three important stories, in back-to-back issues, about our looming water crisis. Western Oklahoma hasn’t had measurable rain in about three years. Farm ponds are dry. Foss Lake is in crisis. Clinton is in dire water straits, and the list grows.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pot and panned


Letters to the Editor

Paul Walker
Mike Brake is too old to be writing about medicinal cannabinol use (Commentary, "Be cautious with a dopey idea," Feb. 13, Oklahoma Gazette).
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Embracing early childhood education


Letters to the Editor

John Thompson
President Obama did not explicitly renounce his risky, first-term, test-driven policies that have caused so much harm to poor children of color in Oklahoma City and other districts, but he did the next best thing. His new priority is a researched-based call for high-quality early education.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Consistent religious beliefs


Letters to the Editor

Nancy Roche
Isn’t it ironic that Hobby Lobby is using religious beliefs as an excuse to not participate in the health care mandate, but it doesn’t hesitate to import all that garbage they sell us from China, where women are still strongly encouraged to have abortions?
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Improving mental health in Oklahoma


Commentary

Mary Ellen Jones

In her State of the State address, Gov. Mary Fallin is to be commended for the inclusion of mental health when talking about health and for proposing increased funding for mental health programs. Mental illness is a medical condition of the brain, an organ of the body, and should be treated like any other organrelated malady.

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fair price


Letters to the Editor

Anthony Francisco
I read with interest your account of the withdrawal by the city of Oklahoma City of an application to rezone major areas of the JFK neighborhood (News, “Zoning out,” Jerry Bohnen, Feb. 13, Oklahoma Gazette) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the expansion of the Oklahoma Health Center (OHC), speaking collectively of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Presbyterian Health Complex, the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority and related entities.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Show some respect


Letters to the Editor

Lance Von Moulder
After the death of Basile Kolliopoulos, I was pleased to hear Steve Hill was going to do a tribute (Commentary, “In memory of a rebel with a cause,” Feb. 6, Oklahoma Gazette), but I was very disappointed to see the cover.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The truth of emergency contraception


Commentary

Dr. Dana Stone
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New thinking needed


Letters to the Editor

Terri L. Miller-Simms
Reluctantly, I listened to the majority of Gov. Mary Fallin’s opening State of the State address to both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature. It was not easy, but I tried very hard to hear something to “hang my hat on” — nada, zip.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What about the public good?


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
How did America become a nation with 440 billionaires politically concerned mostly with tax cuts allowing them to keep or increase their wealth? What happened to valuing the public good and social responsibility, the principle that all of us, especially the fortunate, should contribute to a society supporting everyone’s possibilities for education, opportunity, access to some kind of health care, a better life for themselves and their families?
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
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