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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

No war with Iran


Letters to the Editor

Mary Francis
Hawks in the U.S. and Israel believe military action against Iran is justified because Iran enriches uranium for its nuclear power plants and medical uses. This enrichment activity is entirely legal under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT. Nevertheless, hawks characterize this as a “nuclear weapons capability” and insist that it must cease, or be stopped by force.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Packed parking


Letters to the Editor

Justin Howe
With regard to a recent story on parking problems along N. Western Avenue (July 11, Oklahoma Gazette), I live on N.W. 42nd Street, just east of Western. Between Francis and Western, there are 16 duplexes, constantly occupied, averaging three adults (and three cars) per structure. These duplexes have two-car detached garages, all of them have shared one-car driveways, so the third car of the pair of units invariably ends up in the street.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hyperbolic overdrive


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
The conservative response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare featured in Chicken-Fried News’ “Harumph, harumph, harumph” (June 28, okgazette.com) is a string of some of the most rhetorical and hyperbolic comments I’ve ever read.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Playing snow day roulette


Letters to the Editor

Todd Fagin
Many a student has undoubtedly played a game of “snow day roulette” in which the student opts to postpone completing homework under the hope inclement weather will result in a school closing. If the forecast is wrong or the school otherwise remains open, the student is often in quite a predicament.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bloat and potential scandal


Letters to the Editor

Clinton Wiles
After reading the commentary by Linda Terrell (”Changes at DHS threaten progress,” July 4, Oklahoma Gazette), I located House Bill 2300 as passed and found disturbing issues that look like business as usual. While much of it can be considered reasonable, it abolishes outside oversight of child care activities, abolishes a biannual audit of activities and establishes a new program that gives the appearance of funneling taxpayer dollars into an already selected pocket.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Larry, Moe and Curly


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I have to give it up to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican leadership for agreeing May 18 to a tax “cut” scam that actually raised taxes for a quarter of Oklahoma taxpayers, including families with children.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hooker fashion


Letters to the Editor

Tom Furlong
I once saw a news story about how hookers on the West Coast banded together to form a union. I’m becoming convinced ladies of the evening might also need union protection here in “flyover” country.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Still a sportscaster


Letters to the Editor

Jim Henry
Mick Cornett’s commentary of May 16 (“Thunder has transformed city’s image,” Oklahoma Gazette) proved that I was right when Oklahoma City chose Mick Cornett over Jim Tolbert: If you elect a sportscaster as mayor, you get a sportscaster as mayor.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pioneering pride


Letters to the Editor

Joann Bell
Another Pride Week has passed. Never before have we had more of a reason to stand with the LGBT citizens of Oklahoma than now. With the breakthrough of a sitting president endorsing and recognizing the rights of gay citizens to marry and hold the same legal rights as heterosexual couples — for the first time in history — we have much to celebrate.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Careful where you point that


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
“Locked, loaded and legal” (News, Peter Wright, May 9, Oklahoma Gazette) sounds like a gun guy’s wet dream, but it may present more problems than solutions. Concealed carry offers no indication to criminals that they are in for a fight, and thus the public presumption is that open carry is a deterrent. But there is a caveat.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Turpen high?


Letters to the Editor

Virginia Blue Jeans Jenner
With Tulsa’s low test-scoring McLain High School in danger of a state takeover, the north Tulsa school needs a makeover.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Water is big money


Letters to the Editor

David Orr
Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Cherokee Nation member Ed Fite reminds us (News, “Water war,” Clifton Adcock, May 2, Oklahoma Gazette) that in spite of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes’ well-produced PR campaign on water rights, "the two nations brought that suit against the state, and that's being lost” — in case anyone missed Gov. Fallin trying to shame the tribes into submission after they called OKC's bluff on their strong-arm tactic with the good ol’ boys at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dumbing down


Letters to the Editor

Martin Morelli
Johnson & Johnson’s dental floss now has instructions on the back of its package showing how to properly cut the floss.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cat scratch killing


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
Ted Nugent’s recent comments at the National Rifle Association convention regarding President Obama (Chicken- Fried News, “Redneck rhapsody,” April 25, Oklahoma Gazette) have raised a valid question: At what point does a person’s free speech make him or her culpable in a murder?
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
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