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Incomplete 'grade'


Letters to the Editor

David Goin
I was disappointed in the content of an article appearing in the Oct. 17 Oklahoma Gazette (News, “Degrading the grade”). I am particularly concerned about a quotation attributed to me (“it’s just about too much to ask”) followed by words that are a misrepresentation of my position and expectations for the academic growth of students.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It’s Pat!

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor


Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Robin Meyers (Commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator,” Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette) can be foolish enough to drink the man-made global warming Kool-Aid if he wants, but he would be well advised to take some courses
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why not move already?


Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
After reading Robin Meyers’ commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator” (Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette), I wonder why he chooses to live in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The federal Titanic is sinking


Commentary

State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oklahoma’s animal house


Commentary

Louisa McCune-Elmore
In July, I asked Roy Lee Lindsey, executive director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, for a favor — to pick up philosopher Bernard Rollin at Will Rogers World Airport in five o’clock traffic and bring him to the Kirkpatrick Foundation for a cocktail reception.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rational on climate change


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Robin Meyers uses the terms “idiot” and “criminal” to describe Sen. Jim Inhofe’s opposition to prevailing theories of climate change (Commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator,” Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette), which suppose that man-made greenhouse gases are responsible for upward trends in global temperatures. That is unfortunate; it is rarely helpful to personally denigrate those with differing views, and it avoids a real look at issues more complicated than either Inhofe or Meyers seems to understand.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Candidates and early childhood education


Commentary

Craig Knutson
With 90 percent of brain development occurring in the first three years of life, investing in early childhood may be one of the most crucial steps toward establishing long-term economic success of our state. Mental, physical and psychological and social skills can be either stunted or nurtured by the quality of parenting and child care received by Oklahoma infants and toddlers.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An outrageous prosecution


Commentary

Michael J. "Mickey" Homsey
You can’t have a better bag man than the U.S. government.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An embarrassment of a senator


Commentary

Robin Meyers
Is it any wonder that Oklahoma students rank near the bottom of the country in math and science scores? Consider U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who teaches them by example that if someone pays you enough money, you too can ignore the evidence and act like a fool.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Getting rid of a hurtful word


Commentary

Ann Trudgeon
The term “politically correct” has fallen from favor, occasionally mocked by those who cite the importance of the First Amendment. I, too, value our Constitutional rights to speak without fear of being persecuted. And yet the adage that “words will never hurt me” is ridiculously erroneous. Words do hurt — they have tremendous power to hurt. For a friend of mine, Misty Cargill, words ultimately killed.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When guns don't help


Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
Please let me weigh in on the debate about the proper use of firearms in our society. Robert Morris’ assertion (Letters, “Guns and freedom,” Aug. 15, Oklahoma Gazette) that retired Lt. Colonel Richard Westmoreland (”How many children must die,” July 25) has not seriously considered the meaning of that oath is a little disrespectful.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Missing chicken fry


Letters to the Editor

Philip Maguire
Regarding Greg Elwell’s piece on chicken-fried steaks (Food and Drink, “Chicken fry country,” Sept. 26, Oklahoma Gazette) — any mention of them without discussing Del Rancho is sorely incomplete.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rising above messages of hate


Commentary

Adam Soltani
As violence erupts in the Middle East over an anti-Islam film, Oklahoma communities should seek to rise above these hate-filled actions and messages through peaceful dialogue and mutual understanding with those of other faiths.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Capital sentence for pedophiles


Letters to the Editor

Jeannie Yarger
Oklahoma likes to pass weird laws that have no basis in reality, like the voter ID law, the no-Sharia-law law, and the law that keeps marijuana illegal. Oklahoma government should now pass a weird law that is based on reality. Since Oklahoma has a horrendous record of child abuse, and since pedophilia has a 100 percent recidivism rate, we should give pedophiles the death penalty.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
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