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OKG Newsletter


Topic: commentary

Much ado about God


Commentary

Pam Fleischaker
Last month's primary elections were heavy with the usual rhetoric: smooth talk, trash talk, sweet talk, empty talk. Now God talk has been added to what was one of the most alienating elections we've h...
 
Thursday, August 31, 2006

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Politics


Commentary

Ron Black
I confess: I am a 42-year-old "Harry Potter" fan. My son is also a "Harry Potter" fan, but I am willing to admit that my appreciation for the J.K. Rowling series goes beyond paternal duty, and, like m...
 
Thursday, August 31, 2006

Run off the runoff


Commentary

Vince Orza
Oklahoma's political system could use a makeover. Voter turnout continues to decline in the primary, runoffs and general elections. Party politics are changing as the Republicans gain membership and t...
 
Thursday, September 7, 2006

Gas out of grass?


Commentary

Pam Fleischaker
I live with a man who wants to make gas out of grass.   I live with a man who talks to himself and anyone who will listen about farmland, feedstock and fuel tanks.   I live with a man who has spent mo...
 
Thursday, September 21, 2006

Counterpoint: Song infested with clichs


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The lyrics of "Oklahoma Rising," the state's centennial anthem, are infested with clichés, insensitive to contributions made by American Indians to the state and filled with hokey banalities that shou...
 
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Oklahoma resolutions


Commentary

Vince Orza
2007 might be the ideal time to create a "MAPS for Oklahoma" program that painlessly generates the revenue we need to make our state a leader. Let's resolve to replace the income tax with alternative ...
 
Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lessons from the silly season


Commentary

Keith Gaddie
Let's take one last look over the shoulder to examine the smoldering wreckage of the 2006 campaigns. Lessons loom for all of us who watch politics or who try to make a coin or two off of the misery of...
 
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Catastrophe and the crutch


Commentary

Jason Reese
Well, it could have been a lot worse. But for the petulance of Sen. Nancy Riley, Republicans would have the first majority in Oklahoma's state Senate in history. In the House, the GOP lost one net sea...
 
Thursday, November 16, 2006

More denial, more dysfunction


Commentary

Robin Meyers
When Oklahoma Gazette readers pick up this issue, the results will all be in, and the voters who bother to vote will have spoken. My hunch is that however much the Democrats gain, the country will hav...
 
Thursday, November 9, 2006

An open letter to the candidates


Commentary

Judith Murphy
Dear candidates: What if I promise to vote for you? Hey, what if I double-dog promise? (OK, some of you; my ballot will limit me to marking the box for just under half of all possible candidates. I di...
 
Thursday, October 19, 2006
 
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