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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Obama



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

Cars and guns


Gazette staff
Q: When is a car not a gun?
A: When it’s a car.
Monday, January 28, 2013

Here comes the judge


Gazette staff
Freshly appointed federal Judge Robert Bacharach has been receiving so much praise from lawmakers lately, it's enough to make you wonder why it took the Senate so darned long to confirm the Edmond resident to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Friday, March 1, 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

What about the public good?

Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
How did America become a nation with 440 billionaires politically concerned mostly with tax cuts allowing them to keep or increase their wealth? What happened to valuing the public good and social responsibility, the principle that all of us, especially the fortunate, should contribute to a society supporting everyone’s possibilities for education, opportunity, access to some kind of health care, a better life for themselves and their families?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


Clifton Adcock
Sitting in the folding chairs that would serve as their beds that night, bundled up under heavy coats and blankets, they waited for morning.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Piping up

Metro foes of the Keystone XL pipeline step up acts of civil disobedience to show their opposition to the project.


James Cooper
In an effort to prevent a controversial pipeline’s construction in Oklahoma, some metro residents have engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, going to jail as a result.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bearing arms

Metro gun sales skyrocket in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre.


Tim Farley
Public reaction to the killings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school was swift and immediate in terms of sympathy for the victims, outrage toward the killer and the expected push for stricter restrictions on guns.
Wednesday, January 2, 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

Crossing Obamacare

Hobby Lobby's legal battle against the Affordable Care Act has made it a darling of evangelical Christians nationwide.


Peter Wright
For supporters of Hobby Lobby, the fluorescent bulbs that light store aisles have perhaps become a beacon of righteousness. The Oklahoma City-based chain stepped into the political fray late last year with a controversial lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a case that has garnered praise from some of the most prominent evangelical figures in the country.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013