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OKG Newsletter

Topic: white house

Game Change

Not nearly as good as the book, but vote Moore for the Emmy.


Rod Lott
Nearly every scene of HBO's telefilm Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same thing. But the movie directed by Jay Roach (of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises) only tells half — maybe even 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.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Union labors

Bluegrass giants Alison Krauss and Union Station continue to pick and pluck their way to popular brilliance.


Matt Carney
Alison Krauss and Union Station
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The federal Titanic is sinking


State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The great cover-up


Gazette staff
Anyone who has followed conservative media outlets in recent months probably understands that “Benghazi” is a synonym for “Obama political scandal.”
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cliff hanger


Gazette staff
Now that the dust has settled with the averted fiscal cliff, there are dubious Beltway winners and losers, but among the unequivocal winners is Oklahoma's own U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore. Early on, he urged his Republican colleagues to accept tax hikes on the wealthiest 2 percent and wait until spring to battle over spending cuts, and the political postmortems have been more than kind to him.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013



Gazette staff
When you’re from a state that has its fair share of natural disasters — tornadoes, drought, Toby Keith — it’s easy to understand the importance of helping other areas stricken by calamity.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Embracing early childhood education

Letters to the Editor

John Thompson
President Obama did not explicitly renounce his risky, first-term, test-driven policies that have caused so much harm to poor children of color in Oklahoma City and other districts, but he did the next best thing. His new priority is a researched-based call for high-quality early education.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Opposites attract


Gazette staff
The Odd Couple’s Felix Unger and Oscar Madison didn’t have anything on President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Muskogee. The Democratic commander-in-chief and the Republican lawmaker have nearly nothing in common politically, but the two have been friends since they were freshmen senators in 2004.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Demonizing rich people

Letters to the Editor

David Hull
President Obama’s approval rating is north of 50 percent. Seriously?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The last laugh

Letters to the Editor

Jon Parker
I read David Hull’s tirade on President Obama’s economic record (Letters, “Demonizing rich people, May 1, Oklahoma Gazette) on Friday, May 3. That was the day it was announced that we had added 165,000 jobs in April, and the February and March numbers were revised upward by 114,000 jobs, bringing unemployment down to 7.5 percent. It was also the day the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013