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OKG Newsletter

Topic: campaign

Wait for it ...

...and that was disappointing.


Gazette staff
Less than a year after St. Anthony’s mysterious “the wait is over” campaign, “5320” appeared in a bold, futuristic-style typeface on black billboards around the state.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Explanation point

At least 16 organizations that participated in the recent Oklahoma City Council election may not have complied with state reporting laws and the city charter.


Clifton Adcock
The recent Oklahoma City Council elections raised several questions about anonymous donors after an unprecedented amount of money was funneled through at least two nonprofit groups: one on behalf of firefighters, the other on behalf of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Forward OKC program.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time for full disclosure


Bill Bleakley
Last Saturday was the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision permitting unlimited spending by individuals, corporations and labor unions to conduct independent political campaign activities.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weighty achievement

From fattest to fittest, OKC is a million pounds lighter, thanks in part to one man’s shedding of 200 of them.


Jenn Scott

When Oklahoma City landed on just about every “fattest” list imaginable, Mayor Mick Cornett did not sit idly by. He launched a million-pound challenge in 2007. Since then, the mayor has lost 38 pounds himself.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

You say ‘Ohio,’ I say ‘Oklahoma’


Gazette staff
If you happen to catch Mitt Romney’s new campaign ad “Dream,” which alleges that car dealerships had to close on account of the auto industry bailout, the footage showing Lyndhurst, Ohio, might look familiar to you.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Campaign

Enough laughs to make your chad hang.


Rod Lott
In any other year but an election year, I’d like to think The Campaign would have been a bigger hit. It's certainly funny; it's also certainly too close to the truth: American politics is a game of money.
Monday, November 5, 2012

Game Change

Sarah, we hardly knew ye ... which is exactly the point.


Rod Lott
Nearly every scene of the made-for-HBO Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same name. But the movie directed by Jay Roach (of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises) tells only half — maybe even just one-quarter — of the story, ignoring the 2008 presidential-campaign narratives of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards for the one it finds most compelling: that of Sarah Palin and John McCain, and not the other way around.
Thursday, January 10, 2013