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OKG Newsletter


Topic: op-ed

Miracle on 23rd Street: a tax cut


Commentary

Cal Hobson
With the exception of that most beloved Republican activity — the buying, selling, exchanging, concealing, cleaning, carrying, showing, stroking and shooting of guns — members of the party once led by Lincoln are now best known for their genetically driven obsession: cutting taxes anytime, anywhere, any size, for any reason or excuse.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Common sense about Common Core


Commentary

John Thompson
Being an educator has become like drinking water from a fire hose. Oklahoma City administrators and teachers barely have the time, money or know-how to tackle challenges that must be met, such as improving early childhood education, ensuring that students read for comprehension by third grade and evaluating teachers with rigorous new observations.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

College shouldn’t be never-ending


Commentary

Vince Orza
When I was a kid attending college, the general rule was it would take four years to complete a degree.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ogling open government


Commentary

Mike Brake
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention conducted their deliberations in secret. These were thoughtful men who realized that the decisions they faced — how to design and construct a form of government to maximize the freedoms only recently won in the American Revolutionary War — required a great deal of give-and-take.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

No more stalling the Keystone XL


Commentary

U.S. Rep. James Lankford
Cash Western Store has been a fixture in the thriving community of Seminole since 1939. Now owned by Mr. Bob Berry, it is a small shop, specializing in work boots, Western attire and things people who work on, say, an oil pipeline might be interested in.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No time for pipeline


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder
Oklahoma City residents Nancy Zorn and Stefan Warner are among several members of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance arrested for nonviolently protesting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Opposition to the pipeline and development of the Canadian tar sands is based on a long-range view of tar sands development and its threat to sustainability on earth.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To be an Oklahoman


Commentary

Nicole Hill
Do you know what it takes to be an Oklahoman? You probably don’t, because to be an Oklahoman is to be balls-to-the-wall crazy.
 
Sunday, May 26, 2013

MAPS for trauma


Commentary

Andrew Rice
In April 2010, I attended an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers and stood the entire game, along with 18,000 others. Our young team made a furious comeback to win. I did not lose my voice that night from cheering; I lost it from screaming.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Death by a thousand cuts


Commentary

Mickey Hepner
It’s just a little tax cut. It can’t hurt anything, can it?
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

God and tornadoes


Commentary

Robin Meyers
I handed my driver’s license to the Transportation Security Administration agent in the Manchester, N.H., airport, and she said, “Oh, my God! Oklahoma? My condolences to your state.”
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
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