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Repair broken government


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Phil G. Busey Sr.
An unprecedented financial crisis drives crucial decisions that impact Oklahomans. After living under "boom or bust" economic policies, we are now paying the piper. A bureaucratic government needs ref...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

A 'publish, then filter' approach to communication


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Jack Willis
Tommy Mason-Griffin, a University of Oklahoma basketball player, recently spoke through his Facebook page " like many young people today " to tell the world he was turning pro.Here's what he wrote, as...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Point: Feds to the rescue


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Kurt Hochenauer
All this opt-out legislation at the state Capitol this year ignores the fact that Oklahoma's history shows the state is heavily dependent on the federal government for its viability. Oklahoma has been...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Counterpoint: Unfunded mandate unfair


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Chris Smith
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading the legal battle being waged to prevent the implementation of the newly minted national health care bill. Arguing against the constitutionality of the...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Counterpoint: Unfunded mandate unfair


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Chris Smith
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading the legal battle being waged to prevent the implementation of the newly minted national health care bill. Arguing against the constitutionality of the...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blogs by the numbers, fin


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Keith Gaddie
Over the past month, I've run a pair of columns on political blogs in the state. I noted the limited penetration of those blogs; the tendency of blogs on the right to get engaged in internal ideologic...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

O Brother Russell, where art thou?


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Ron Black
A movement is afoot within the Republican Party in Oklahoma to create an invisible force field around the state. That force field would mean we in Oklahoma could pretty much snub our nose at anything ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Enough with the MAPS bashing


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Chris Smith
Following the re-election of Mayor Mick Cornett, some are questioning this and asking what direction we're going. Specifically, some are questioning where we should be spending MAPS dollars. Criticizi...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Anti-Family Act of 2010'


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Scott Jones
Consider that young couple with the beautiful children. Picture the kids' smiles, their laughter, their infectious joy.Now imagine the world without those children. The couple not raising a family. Gr...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Red storm rising


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Kyle Loveless
There is a political storm coming, and the Democrats of this state have no storm shelter. Hurricane Obama is sweeping across these plains, and Oklahoma Republicans can't wait until November. Obama is...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Liberal blogs by the numbers


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Keith Gaddie
When last we visited, I discussed conservative Oklahoma blogs, how small and narrow their readership was, and how much blog conflict takes place in a largely empty echo chamber. I also observed that t...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Teaching moments of humility, responsibility and accountability


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Jack Willis
I felt empathy with Judy Gibbs Robinson as I read about The Oklahoma Daily's handling of a controversial editorial cartoon. Judy is editorial adviser of the student newspaper at the University of Okla...
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010

OKC's drunken elephant


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Kurt Hochenauer
The Thunder basketball team has proven Oklahoma City is in the big leagues now, and MAPS 3 promises to keep the city's momentum going for years to come.But there's at least one thing holding the city ...
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Conservative blogs by the numbers


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Keith Gaddie
There's an old saw in campaign politics that goes "politicians think everyone knows them because they only go to places where they know people." Fragmentation allows readers to consume information nar...
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Out of luck


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Keith Hazelton
Oklahoma's lottery, approved 2-to-1 by voters in 2004, promised it would fix a funding gap in the state's K-12 educational system, conveniently deferring some of the difficult decisions legislators an...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010
 
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