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The post-9/11 Muslim experience


Commentary

Sheryl Siddiqui
For the last 10 years, Oklahoma Muslims have been stating and reinforcing with fatwas and statements from around the world that:
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling the heat


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
No one can say with absolute certainty that climate change was a factor in this summer’s record-breaking heat, but it would be foolish at this point to not at least consider its impact.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

‘Education as a common good’


Commentary

Jason Reese
The good news: I smile every time I drive past the charter school near my house on the way to drop off my eldest child at our parochial school. The bad news: Not everyone in our state, or even our city, has the ability to choose either of those options. That is why I want to insist that our state and local governments move further and faster in expanding school choice.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let’s start over


Commentary

Kyle D. Loveless
Please stop me if you have heard this one before: There is an allegation of abuse, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services sends in investigators, the child is placed in foster care, then after an uncertain amount of time, placed back into the same hellhole of abuse they were removed from.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Elitism for dummies


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Is Oklahoma’s higher education establishment elitist?
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oklahoma City’s choices


Commentary

Chance Hunter
Oklahoma City was built for cars. Like many young cities in this part of the country, its growth sprawled out across a grid of major streets intersecting every mile, overlaid by a wider grid of in-town highways. Most trips take just 10 or 20 minutes even if they take almost as many miles.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Okie local


Commentary

Jason Reese
Conservatives, especially those of a traditional bent like me, are often rightfully criticized for being downers. We gripe and moan about how things were better in the old days and that we don’t know where we are headed, but it sure looks like we are in a handbasket.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

War on logic


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
June marked the 40th anniversary of the so-called war on drugs, but there wasn’t much celebrating.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HP: More than a stodgy computer

The benefits to living well in a historic district


Commentary

Keith Rollin Eakins
If you’re not a resident of inner Oklahoma City, the term “HP” may bring to mind that desktop computer your grandma bought in 1994 and is still afraid of.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A fan’s guide to Twitter


Commentary

Brandon Buckner
In Oklahoma and across the nation, student-athletes are being reprimanded for abusing team policy and common sense in fewer than 140 characters. Last fall, Sooner wide receiver Jaz Reynolds was suspended from the team for insensitive tweets following the University of Texas shooting.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Down on Quigley


Commentary

Randall N. Briggs
I disagree with Joe Quigley’s critique (Letters, “Respecting teachers,” Oklahoma Gazette) of State Superintendent of Education Janet Barresi.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Point: For legislative authority

I call for the return of legislative authority to set tuition.


Commentary

Jason Reese
Last month, social mobility in Oklahoma took a serious hit: The higher-education regents of our beloved state drastically raised tuition — again — to our colleges and universities.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Counterpoint: GOP undermines funding

Lawmakers apparently feel little compunction about gutting funding.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
There’s real merit to the idea that Oklahoma public universities should cut or even eliminate tuition, making higher education accessible to everyone.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Overcoming Momentum’s legacy


Commentary

Doug Loudenback
The Committee for Oklahoma City Momentum, a recently formed nonprofit organization, spent $486,041 to support and oppose candidates during the recent Oklahoma City Council elections in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A place for people

The new Myriad Gardens is special.


Commentary

Blair Humphreys
James Howard Kunstler, the author and urban critic famous for his diatribes against America’s “sprawling” cities, suggested the way people use cities is changing. According to Kunstler, “The 20th century was about getting around. The 21st century will be about staying in a place worth staying in.”
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
 
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