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Keith Gaddie
One of my favorite motion pictures is "Gattaca," an Andrew Niccol vehicle for Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law. This dystopian vision of a genetically engineered future has as its central premise...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

One-seat map


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Keith Gaddie
This election season, the Oklahoma Senate is a one-seat map with Democrats and Republicans tied at 24-24. There is room for either party to gain one seat, perhaps two. The Democrats need to take thre...
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Interurban blues


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Keith Gaddie
Old-line Oklahoma residents didn't enjoy the first two rounds of oil shocks that hit the U.S. in the Seventies and Eighties. The most recent round visited Oklahoma, and the reality of automotive and o...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

A little quiz


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Keith Gaddie
I have not learned a new thing in this presidential campaign season since the beginning of the year. As a white, Southern male with a college degree (the new swing vote), there are some things guys fr...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Brad Henry blues


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Keith Gaddie
To: The media and whining Democratic delegates From: A cranky independent Re: "Superdelegates" Having watched with dispassionate disinterest the battle for the Democratic Party nomination, I want t...
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hoop dreams, man


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Keith Gaddie
So, last week, I'm driving around Oklahoma City and I keep seeing these little signs that proclaim "Big League City." My mind recalls the riff "brand new state!" at the beginning of the song "Oklahoma...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

MAPS for Hoops'


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Keith Gaddie
The Metropolitan Area Projects tax " or MAPS " passed in 1993, and the consequences are all around us: new stadiums including the $92 million Ford Center, a new library, a revitalized downtown, a tour...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Early 2008 predictions


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Keith Gaddie
It is a slow news week for politics, so Dr. Stones pulled out the "little smart pill machine" to look into the year to come:   Jan. 3, 2008: In a stunning upset, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Hucka...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Disclosure works


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Keith Gaddie
On Feb. 4, 2008, the Oklahoma Legislature will convene its second session. The first thing the Legislature should do immediately is assemble a concurrent special session and take up ethics reform. &n...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

The 101st idea


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Keith Gaddie
The 100 Ideas initiative for Oklahoma " 100IdeasOK.org " is in full swing. Around the state, residents are coming together in groups to brainstorm policy ideas for Oklahoma's future. The inspiration f...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Inhofe with Corn or Rice?


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Keith Gaddie
When you say "James Inhofe," you get an opinion. The senior senator from Oklahoma invites controversy. He is the core conservative critic of the climate-change movement, an advocate for the recreation...
 
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Color war!


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Keith Gaddie
Issues of affirmative action and racial integration are again in the public eye. The recent Supreme Court decision in Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education and also a Seattle case are lauded...
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007

Let them eat watermelon!


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Keith Gaddie
The 51st Oklahoma Legislature has completed its 2007 session. This historic session, which featured a tied Senate, a Republican House and an unfettered governor, will be remembered for a variety of re...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Don't you love me anymore?


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Keith Gaddie
Will Rogers observed that "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." To watch our own state government in action of late, I expect that Gov. Brad Henry is thinking a lesse...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Attack of the crunchy conservatives'


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Keith Gaddie
Norman cleanly broke free of the long-term domination of local politics by developers to elect a "smart-growth" mayor, Cindy Simon Rosenthal, over local developer Trey Bates.   Why did the race turn o...
 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
 
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