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The cost of war


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Kurt Hochenauer
Any discussion over what to do about Oklahoma's high incarceration rates must begin with the general acknowledgment the so-called "war on drugs" has been a failure here and across the country. Nati...
 
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Patchwork problems


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Kyle D. Loveless
Unemployment at 25 percent, businesses going broke, banks not able to cash paychecks, farm prices plummeting to half of what they were the year before, foreclosures at an all time high " it was the Gr...
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Okie hope


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Tyler Branson
As term limits officially prevent Gov. Brad Henry from running again in 2010, Republicans are now poised to seize the gubernatorial position in addition to controlling the Legislature, tightening the ...
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009

The real devaluation of marriage


Commentary

Chris Smith
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and studies have continually shown real benefits to children brought up in a household with both a mother and father present. Yet Oklahoma la...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

The last throes


Commentary

Scott Jones
At the risk of being proven wrong like our former vice president, I think the right-wing insurgency in Oklahoma is in its last throes, as evidenced by the absurd political theatre of the "Proclamation...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shoot the moon ... or quit


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Keith Gaddie
Driving down the highway, I engage in a sorting and shuffling exercise. I review concerns, irritations, hopes, priorities and projects in order to decide where to put energy and assets. The powers tha...
 
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Media outlets should stop scaring, start reporting


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Jack Willis
Is it just me, or does the media sometimes scare the pants off you? Chicken Little comes to mind. One media outlet's coverage may not be overkill, but stir the mainstream together, add a cup of In...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hunger pangs


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Kurt Hochenauer
There are a couple of lines in W.H. Auden's famous poem "September 1, 1939" that point out the all-consuming nature of hunger: "Hunger allows no choice / To the citizen or the police." What choice...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Get on the bus


Commentary

Walter Jacques
Kyle Loveless was on to something in his recent commentary, "MAPS 3 Don'ts" (Oklahoma Gazette, June 17, 2009). He made a great point that "MAPS 3 should not just be something that is downtown driven."...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Point: Equal protection before the law


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Scott Jones
It was a beautiful, sunny evening on Saturday, June 6, as my husband, Michael, and I were married here in an Oklahoma City park in front of 200 of our family and close friends. The officiating Baptist...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Counterpoint: Preserving traditional marriage


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Sally Kern
For centuries, traditional marriage has been the bedrock institution of society, providing stability and sustainability. Only traditional marriage produces children, which perpetuates future generatio...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

MAPS 3 don'ts


Commentary

Kyle Loveless
As you may or may not know, there are discussions, meetings and forums to allow citizens the ability to voice their concerns about what needs to be included in the next round of MAPS. I have decided t...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gaming the system


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Vince Orza
Have you noticed the ever-increasing visibility of elected officials using taxpayer dollars to tell you all the great things they are doing for us? Drive down a county road, and you'll likely see ...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Point: Bipartisan Brad


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Gov. Brad Henry's responsible, bipartisan leadership has checked a sometimes misguided, Republican-controlled Legislature, which has consistently presented him with bills that would do nothing to move...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Red state changing


Commentary

Keith Gaddie
What a difference a decade or so makes. Thirteen years ago, Kim and I left New Orleans for Norman. I wanted out of Tulane University. The University of Oklahoma offered me a chance to start over, ...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009
 
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