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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

Douglass needs help


Letters to the Editor

James R. Johnson
I pause to write and acknowledge the mountain of disturbing news that is emanating from my beloved school, dear ole Douglass. In recent weeks, we have witnessed federal and local investigations of grade-tampering and attendance manipulations. We have heard an outcry from former students, teachers and administrators. We have seen the suspension and resignation of a principal who had been at the helm of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School for the past four years
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Over the cliff


Letters to the Editor

Harry Mitchell
Hi-ho! Hi-ho! It’s o’er the cliff we go.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Outraged by the man in blue


Letters to the Editor

Gary Jones
I am writing this in reference of the toddler’s mother getting a ticket for $2,500 for public urination by her 3-year-old child in her front yard. For the record, I am from a small town in New England, where peeing outside anywhere in the state is like seeing someone smoking a cigarette outside. I may dislike cigarettes but — oh, well — people do it. This is the worst-case scenario of the law about this subject I have ever heard of. Just plain stupid charge.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The land of Bibles and bigots


Commentary

Robin Meyers

Pulling up behind an enormous red pickup truck a few weeks before the election, I couldn’t help but notice a huge portrait of President Obama that covered most of the tailgate, and just beneath this unflattering image, in big block letters, was this question: “Does this ass make my truck look big?” Coming closer, I saw that the driver was a Marine, and these were his sentiments about his commander in chief.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Commentary

Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Judicious info for voters


Letters to the Editor

Fred Morgan
Keith Rollin Eakins’ commentary (“Whither a Kardashians court?,” Nov. 14, Oklahoma Gazette) reduces the importance of an accountable judiciary to something approaching selecting the next American Idol. It is simplistic to throw pop culture platitudes at political discourse rather than discuss Oklahoma judicial history and the need for an informed electorate.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Go ahead, secede


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
The decisive victory of the Obama- Biden ticket is prompting petitions in many Southern states urging secession from the United States. The idea merits consideration.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saving oil


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
Not to discount Mickey McVay’s environmental education, but his “Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor” letter (Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) has left a bad taste in my mouth. Reason being, he has previously identified himself in letters to the editor as having been an “oily,” as in one who works in the oil industry.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whither a Kardashians court?


Commentary

Keith Rollin Eakins
Noisier, nastier and costlier.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Solutions for progressives


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma progressives had a lot to celebrate in terms of the national results on Election Day.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Medicaid expansion is the new SQ 744


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on common education by $830 million.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Get real about climate change


Letters to the Editor

Michael Hopkins
Tom Furlong (Letters, “Why not move already?,” Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “To think humans could alter the climate is hubris at its most significant.” Really? Humans have vastly increased levels of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It would be the height of hubris to think that increasing levels of greenhouse gases would fail to result in greenhouse warming as physics demands.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An allergy sufferer gives thanks


Letters to the Editor

Kasey Steffen
I recently read reports in The Oklahoman about the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals rankings. Every fall and spring, AAFA ranks the cities with the toughest allergy seasons.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Don't tax ideas


Letters to the Editor

Mike Knopp
As Oklahomans, we face an important decision with State Question 766: Are we going to tax people’s ingenuity and ideas?
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

A chilling effect


Letters to the Editor

Jalal Farzaneh
Thirty-one years ago my family started Home Creations to build quality homes at a great value. We believe in the American dream of homeownership and strong communities, things that help improve our state in innumerable ways.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
 
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