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OKG Newsletter

Topic: government

The federal Titanic is sinking


State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watching the feds

Concerns arise over a state House committee designed to guard against federal encroachment.


Greg Horton
The prerecorded message encourages listeners to dial a number to “hear more about God’s hand in America’s history.” Callers to David Barton’s WallBuilders ministry hear it while on hold. Barton, who holds a religion degree from Oral Roberts University, presents himself as an expert on America’s history, especially as it relates to religion and politics.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A secretive government


Joey Senat
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t want you to know what advice her 14 Cabinet members give on running the state.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Artful dodge

Arts advocates celebrate the apparent death of a state bill to eliminate arts funding.


Rachael Cervenka
With a controversial bill seeking to eliminate state funding to the arts apparently dead for the upcoming legislative session, Oklahoma Arts Council officials say they are beyond grateful for the vast amount of support they received statewide in response to the legislation.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Banned in the USA

Once deemed too un-American for your eyes, the works of ‘Art Interrupted’ get a second chance for public viewing.

Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy
through June 9
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
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

Fanning fears?

Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.


Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Touting marriage: Why knot?


Brandon Dutcher
Startling but true: Growing up in a stable, two-parent family is the exception, not the rule, for Oklahoma teenagers.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013