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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Letter to the Editor

Balanced journalism


Letters to the Editor

Lawrence Curtis
Congratulations for publishing Dr. Dana Stone’s timely and splendidly written “The truth of emergency contraception” (Commentary, Feb. 20, Oklahoma Gazette). Her rationale was validly bolstered by well-supported and cited facts. Her commentary was an effective, appropriate and much-needed contribution to a volatile and poorly understood subject — more accurately, a widely misunderstood and high-profile controversy of the day.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Willful ignorance of science


Letters to the Editor

Jordan Jay
Rev. Kern, your March 13 letter, “What evolutionists fear” (Oklahoma Gazette), betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of evolutionary theory. Spontaneous generation was an incorrect scientific hypothesis that Louis Pasteur did, indeed, disprove. However, to equate spontaneous generation and the current definition of abiogenesis is disingenuous. Spontaneous generation referred to the idea that individual present-day organisms could arise from nonliving matter, such as maggots seeming to arise from rotten meat out of thin air.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Contraception and population


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
In response to “Embryonic” by Dr. Dominic M. Pedulla (Letters, Oklahoma Gazette, March 27), I have to admit that I am taken aback by a man of science being so disconnected from the idea that unchecked procreation will not have negative consequences in the long term.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Don't bet on it


Letters to the Editor

Cal Hobson
In reference to the article by C.G. Niebank III about problem gambling in Oklahoma (”Losing bet,” March 13, Oklahoma Gazette), it is true that more money is needed to deal with this issue. As the story indicated, only $750,000 is earmarked to help those addicted to gaming at Oklahoma’s 117 casinos, four racetracks and dozens of bingo parlors.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Getting past coal


Letters to the Editor

Jody Harlan
In a recent letter to the editor in favor of burning toxic coal to generate electricity, Doug Rixmann (”Bashing coal,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette) repeatedly demonstrated his lack of understanding of the consequences of burning coal to produce electricity, as well as the costs and risks associated with retrofitting older plants rather than retiring them and replacing them with clean energy.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thanks from Moore


Letters to the Editor

Carl Owen III
This citizen of Moore wants to thank all of you who have come to our aid.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too red for government aid?


Letters to the Editor

Barbara Johnson
Oklahoma by record is the “reddest” state in the Union. It is the only state in which every county voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. The Republicans have made it clear that they feel the government is an enemy — a “tyrannical” government that further compounds the right to bear arms as a necessity for protection against such government. It has been made clear that their feeling is that they do not need the government in their lives.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Profile of courage


Letters to the Editor

Jackie Schmid
I greatly appreciate Bradley Manning’s courage and efforts to shed light on U.S. government actions (News, “Cracking the code,” Ben Fenwick, June 26, Oklahoma Gazette). Despite his challenging childhood, I believe he was sincerely motivated to bring about positive change for us and the rest of the world.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Remembering segregation


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I write with a heavy heart because on June 6, five men on the U. S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, thus erasing fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting. What the court did takes me back in my mind to the dehumanizing days of segregation in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Big, bloated government


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Mickey Hepner’s lament about income tax cuts (Commentary, “Death by a thousand cuts,” June 5, Oklahoma Gazette) claimed that “one small tax cut shrinks our government services.” That assumes that current government services are being wisely funded, but even a cursory look at the state budget raises doubts about that.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 
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