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Point: Support the troops: Barack Obama


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Robin Meyers
Sen. Barack Obama represents the best hope we have of ending the disastrous war in Iraq. One can argue that in addition to his charisma, it was his public opposition to the war before it started that ...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Much ado about nothing


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Robin Meyers
Almost a decade ago, when my beloved Mayflower Congregational Church voted to become "open and affirming" (a United Church of Christ congregation that publicly and prayerfully welcomes lesbian, gay, b...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008

The politics of race


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Robin Meyers
Sometimes the painful truth about the human condition comes in through the back door, or seeps into the national psyche like water into a basement. We can't see where it comes from, but the results ar...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Taking the rhetorical 'Fifth'


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Robin Meyers
Everyone has been asking me what I think of Jeremiah Wright now. And to be honest, I'm disappointed. He had a chance to use his moment in the media spotlight to explain both the black church, about wh...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sally and the prophet


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Robin Meyers
Is there a double standard when it comes to hate speech? What's the difference between Sally Kern's anti-gay tirade and Jeremiah Wright's anti-America tirade? Kern compared gays to terrorists and canc...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Point: Sally knows hate speech


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Robin Meyers
When someone recorded Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, making vile, homophobic comments, she thought no one would hear them but the hard-core faithful. Now it's another national embarrassment for Okl...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Big League Hoax'


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Robin Meyers
By the time you read this, it will all be settled. Oklahoma City will have either continued the national trend of subsidizing the construction or renovation of sports venues through tax dollars by pas...
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Do you want change?


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Robin Meyers
The wisdom of the "Tao Te Ching" captures the chaos and the energy of this remarkable political season: When you think you know, that is when you do not know. But when you know that you do not know, t...
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008

OCU and 'The Great Debaters'


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Robin Meyers
The year was 1931, and Oklahoma City University was about to make history in a way long forgotten " until now. Wiley College of Marshall, Texas, a small black liberal arts college established by the U...
 
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mitt, you're no Jack Kennedy


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Robin Meyers
Mitt Romney is running for president, and the Christian right runs the country. The result is that a Mormon felt compelled to make a speech in which he pretended to defend the separation of church and...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Point: Oklahoma's Matthew Shepard


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Robin Meyers
  Arguments ad nauseam over who is number one in football, and why the Bowl Championship Series is the Great Satan have overshadowed a much more important debate in Oklahoma about what kind of...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Heck of a job, Pervez


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Robin Meyers
There are plenty of things to be worried about these days, but few of them are as frightening as what is happening in Pakistan. Right after Sept. 11, 2001, when President George W. Bush saddled up to ...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Can't touch that


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Robin Meyers
Just when you think Oklahoma is truly on its way to becoming a more enlightened place, 17 lawmakers refuse to accept a copy of Quran. The best line belongs to Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, who said...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Damned Democrats


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Robin Meyers
I thought this might get your attention. We elected them to end the war, and they have failed us. We sent them to Washington to slow down the train wreck that is the worst administration in U.S. histo...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Theater of the absurd


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Robin Meyers
With all due respect to Gen. David Petraeus, the American people should not be fooled by one more staged event that requires us to believe the unbelievable. It is no accident that the testimony of Pet...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
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