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Remember when


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Kyle D. Loveless
Is something inherently wrong with the state of Oklahoma's economic experts? Why is it everyone in the entire civilized world understands we're going through a downturn in the economy and that unemplo...
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Distinguishing between journalism, message board yammering


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Jack Willis
The yearly rumor mill stating that Bob Stoops is leaving the University of Oklahoma " this time for the Notre Dame head coaching job " is exactly why news media should not publish rumors. Stoops wa...
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Back to the public space


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Keith Gaddie
MAPS 3 passed. Now, what does this vote tell us about Oklahoma City? The first lesson is that voting majorities in Oklahoma City continue to be willing to invest in the public space. If you look at...
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Point: No new taxes


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Chris Smith
The policy of "government knows best" in Oklahoma has created a leviathan of sorts when it comes to the massive obligation that is our state government. As such, the financial demand that is placed on...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Counterpoint: Reactive response


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Kurt Hochenauer
Beginning in 1929, the Great Depression defined Oklahoma as Okies escaped westward in massive numbers and the state's population dwindled. The exodus didn't stabilize until nearly the '50s.   In t...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Associated Press becoming less local, less meaningful


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Jack Willis
The Associated Press is cutting staff, like most everybody else on the planet, and regionalizing its operations " and that's not good for Oklahoma news consumers. The not-for-profit news cooperativ...
 
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Do not sacrifice public education


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Phil G. Busey Sr.
The state's economy is going from bad to worse. Shortsighted spending has left us facing the most serious crisis in fiscal responsibility in history. The failures by Oklahoma's Legislature " the h...
 
Thursday, November 26, 2009

What is a woman in her 40s to do?


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Susan Grossman
After living under the specter of breast cancer complete with the laminated self-examination card hanging in her shower for the past decade, she commences with a right-of-passage: the annual mammogram...
 
Friday, November 20, 2009

Point: A city united


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Mick Cornett
As we venture on a new round of transformational projects that will set the course for our city's economy for ourselves and the next generation, it is important we stop and realize one of the often un...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Counterpoint: MAPS 3 ignores city needs


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John George
In the past, the Fraternal Order of Police has not opposed MAPS initiatives. But MAPS 3 has gone too far. Out of three-fourths of a billion dollars, not one dime is being spent on education, roads...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Terrorizing groups is wrong


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Scott Jones
On Sunday, Oct. 18, Brandon Patrick, a 23-year-old Tulsa man, was beaten and attacked with a knife just after leaving his apartment. According to Patrick, the assailants hurled slurs at his sexual ori...
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

E.Z. Quixote


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Keith Gaddie
There is an old Southern tradition that says you should have your opponents speak at your funeral, because they know you better than anyone, and they will try to do you justice in your passing. I come...
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

The 'Obama effect'


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Kurt Hochenauer
Some Oklahoma Republicans and pundits are predicting gains for the GOP in the 2010 statewide elections because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity here. This should raise concerns about the state...
 
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Most papers don't spend money to pursue civic responsibility


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Jack Willis
Props to the Tulsa World for put­ting its money where its mouth is in an effort to protect citizens' access to public information. The World isn't the first news organi­zation to sue bureaucratic rasc...
 
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Athletes on Twitter pull back the curtain


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Andrew Gilman
Just for a second, before thinking about the fact that some athlete's civil liberties are getting trampled, and before we get the American Civil Liberties Union on speed dial, maybe we should be grate...
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009
 
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