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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Obama

Health insurance? Fooey!


Gazette staff
Why does the standoff between Gov. Mary Fallin and the Affordable Care Act remind us of the battle between Sylvester and Tweety Bird?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Over-regulating energy costs jobs


Brian Bush
As state policymakers debate how to increase Oklahoma’s historically significant role in energy exploration and production, I hope that both state and federal officials will keep in mind the growing concern among voters regarding unnecessary federal regulations that are hamstringing our energy industry.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Misleading figures

Letters to the Editor

Jon Trushenski
Holding up California as an example of a failed state government is a mistake. Yes, there is outmigration from California, but their population density is still 241 people per square mile; Oklahoma’s is 55 So as bad as Mike Brake (Commentary, “Oklahoma’s postelection rise,” Nov. 21, Oklahoma Gazette) claims Californians have it, multitudes more are staying than are leaving. California private-sector employment has averaged over 20,000 new jobs per month since 2010; Oklahoma has managed about 3,000 per month over the same period. Californians voted to raise their own taxes this year, very likely for the same reason that MAPS was approved by the citizens of Oklahoma City three times — they were smart enough to recognize that the government needs to do some things that the private sector can’t or won’t do, especially in the area of social safety nets and quality-of-life improvements.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Letters to the Editor

Merle D. Wright
In response to the Nov. 21 commentary by Robin Meyers (”The land of Bibles and bigots,” Oklahoma Gazette):
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pledge cleaner


Gazette staff
Lyndon Johnson once remarked that he knew he’d lost Middle America’s support for the Vietnam War when he lost the support of CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Gov. Fallin rejected two key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but critics of the decision say they’re not giving up.


Clifton Adcock
Perlinda George, a student at Oklahoma City Community College, had hoped to sign up for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sound off, voters!

Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
In 2000, George Bush took the White House with 48 percent of the popular vote and 271 electoral votes. He cut taxes and waged war on Iraq.
Wednesday, December 19, 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

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