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OKG Newsletter


Topic: op-ed

Medicaid expansion is the new SQ 744


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on common education by $830 million.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Whither a Kardashians court?


Commentary

Keith Rollin Eakins
Noisier, nastier and costlier.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Solutions for progressives


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma progressives had a lot to celebrate in terms of the national results on Election Day.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The land of Bibles and bigots


Commentary

Robin Meyers

Pulling up behind an enormous red pickup truck a few weeks before the election, I couldn’t help but notice a huge portrait of President Obama that covered most of the tailgate, and just beneath this unflattering image, in big block letters, was this question: “Does this ass make my truck look big?” Coming closer, I saw that the driver was a Marine, and these were his sentiments about his commander in chief.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Commentary

Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Re-examine the convention center


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Most of us in Oklahoma City have no doubts that we need a new convention center and supported it with our votes in the MAPS 3 election. The Cox Convention Center is outdated and inadequate for our needs and it can’t be effectively modernized.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Questioning power and authority


Commentary

David Slane
Like most people, I’d be scared to death if I lived in a community that didn’t have police officers.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.

 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loving our guns to death


Commentary

Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Boulevard of broken dreams?


Commentary

Bob Kemper
No, we don’t have a Georgia O’Keeffe to spark an arts and culture revolution in Oklahoma City as it happened in Santa Fe, N.M. But that hasn’t stopped people from speculating that OKC could become “the next Santa Fe.”
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
 
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