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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

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

Recognizing grief


Letters to the Editor

Joanette Clipson
October is Depression Awareness Month — a time to recognize a condition that affects nearly 10 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, an estimated eight to 10 million people experience the loss of a loved one. In addition to death, people experience the loss of a job, a child leaving home, or other major life changes such as a divorce.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mitt’s no everyday folk


Letters to the Editor

Jim Ammerman
Mitt Romney recently divulged in his tax release that there were deductions he had elected not to take. On face value, one could assume Mitt was just paying his fair share. I do not make that assumption.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Old gray Mitt


Letters to the Editor

Merle D. Wright
You may never read about this anywhere else, but Mitt Romney’s hair is a toupee. No, I’m just kidding. I would wager, though, that Mitt has his personal barber traveling with him — and not just any barber. This one knows color. Check those gray sideburns next time you see Mitt on TV, and freeze the picture if you can. Notice how all of Mitt’s hair is a charcoal color except for the sideburns and temples. The sideburns are totally gray, and the temples have a gray that is perfectly swept on for, I’d guess, about three inches.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Obama deserves the vote of Oklahomans


Commentary

Jeff Bezdek
Re-electing President Barack Obama to a second term is the clear decision for our state and our nation.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney is the choice for Oklahoma


Commentary

Todd Lamb
Americans have a fundamental choice about our future. Do we continue along the path of increasing government intervention into our businesses and personal liberties, or do we reverse the course? Following are a few examples of places where Mitt Romney will take our nation in a different direction than the current administration. Through this broad range of issues, it is clear that Romney should be the choice for Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Voting for peace


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder
Thinking about the Nov. 6 elections, it is clear to me that we the people must stand in the gap to reverse America’s drift toward becoming a nation and government of, for and by the few doing very well, while the many struggle merely to get by. The stakes are daunting.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
 
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