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Preserve affirmative action


Letters to the Editor

Angela Hooks
Evidence shows that, on average, women earn nearly $10,000 less per year than their male counterparts in Oklahoma. It shows that the number of black and Hispanic students attending poorly resourced, low-performing schools is nearly double that of white students in Oklahoma.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

Stop worrying, we're not Europe


Letters to the Editor

Andrew Kierig
As an American living abroad, and a former resident of Oklahoma, I have a unique perspective on news and events in the U.S. So, when I recently came back for a few weeks to visit family and friends, I was surprised to learn that President Obama’s “radical” agenda had so greatly transformed the United States that it had, in fact, become Europe.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Canadians


Letters to the Editor

John Downard
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Point: Disaster is ahead for Obamacare,” Aug. 8, Oklahoma Gazette) tells us that he doesn’t like government health care and that in Canada, with a government system that covers everyone, dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week while humans may have to wait two or three years.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

Pricey Medicaid expansion


Letters to the Editor

Russell W. Jones
The letter from D.W. Tiffee (“Medicaid expansion vital,” Aug. 1, Oklahoma Gazette) uses some pretty shaky arguments and assumptions to make his point that Medicaid should be expanded.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

The toll of Islamophobia


Letters to the Editor

Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier
“Islamophobia” has become a prominent buzzword in the realm of political rhetoric. Some see it as the pinnacle of a climate of discrimination in America; others view it as a smear tactic to inhibit free speech. What is the real pulse of our great nation when it comes to the delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom of speech?
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What liberals really want


Letters to the Editor

James Henry
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Disaster is ahead for Obamacare,” Gazette, Aug. 8) really should do a little research on what liberals want, if he really thinks the Affordable Care Act is “their big wish.”
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stupendous sushi

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why we need health care reform


Letters to the Editor

Richard Westmoreland
Here we go again with the health care debate. As we listen to prominent Republicans continue to say, “We have the best health care delivery system in the world,” it may be worth remembering why we got reform in the first place.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Creating violence


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
In the wake of the recent Dark Knight Rises shooting spree, we should probably begin to consider the variables that lead to such tragic events.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Raising taxes? Really?


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
Everyone knows that tax money helps to keep water clean for drinking, to repair potholes on city streets and to spread sand/ salt on icy roads, etc. Nathaniel Batchelder implies (Commentary, “Cutting taxes is not the answer,” July 11, Oklahoma Gazette) taxes once funded mental hospitals and substance abuse programs, as if the state does not fund them any longer. Oklahoma’s mental health system is centralized and primarily state-funded. Oklahoma voters approved a net 55-centsper-pack increase in the cigarette tax in 2008, and most of that revenue went to health care. The state’s mental health and substance abuse programs are receiving millions of dollars.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shameful conduct

 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Medicaid expansion vital


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
David Blatt (Commentary, “Oklahoma and Medicaid Expansion,” July 18, Oklahoma Gazette) makes some important points about the benefits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, but neglects to mention the astonishing profit of the plan to the state and taxpayers.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thank you, birds!


Letters to the Editor

Kelley Steinhorn
Since I was a child, summer meant going through the season with legs and arms covered with large mosquito bites. If I was in a crowd of 500, I was the only one to emerge with bites.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fighting for marriage equality


Letters to the Editor

Brandy Saucedo-Ceballos
Thank you for the article “Wedding Bell Blues” (Clifton Adcock, July 11, Oklahoma Gazette). Oklahoma couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop’s fight for marriage equality is a powerfully current subject on, in my humble opinion, a very simple human rights issue.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How many children must die?


Letters to the Editor

Richard Westmoreland
The headlines the morning of July 20 read: Aurora, Colo., 12 dead and at least 50 wounded. The reality is this is nothing new, and it’s going to happen again.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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