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From Fundamentalism To Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Religion possesses immense power to renew the human spirit or to imprison it. I was a fundamentalist Christian from about age 14 to age 19. The church was my most important community of my teenage years, and the people there made me feel welcomed, loved, and important. Though I do remember...
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Oh So Close … Or Was It?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Week seven of Oklahoma’s 2017 special session came to a close after a vote last Wednesday produced absolute frustration in everyone who was searching for a solution. Any legislator who still thinks that our state is not in crisis has his or her “Honorable” head in the ground. The vote, HB 1054...
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Clinging To Roy Moore

BY JAMES NIMMO When I was at November’s Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers event, I heard former Gov. David Walters relate a remark made to him by the late House Speaker Carl Albert: “Voters don’t for a candidate, they vote against a candidate.” My take-away from this is that Alabama would prefer a child molester like Roy...
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Go Ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again.

BY FROMA HARROP Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in...
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Trump’s Strange Bromances With Duterte And Putin

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, a self-styled “toughie” who boasts of personally killing many people and who likes to compare himself to Satan, has been on a murderous rampage since his...
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Oil Has A Price. Wildlife? Priceless!

BY FROMA HARROP The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a “mess of pottage.” It is a lesson on the foolishness of choosing immediate gratification over something of far more value but in the future. Esau, in sum, traded his right to be recognized as the firstborn son – with all the advantages...
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  • Real Economics: Teacher Pay
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    Real Economics: Teacher Pay

    BY SHARON MARTIN The state legislator stared straight into the television camera and said that we don’t calculate teacher pay honestly. He suggested t...

    Tips For A Safe Halloween
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    Tips For A Safe Halloween

    BY JOE DORMAN With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful ...

    Another Oklahoma Scam
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    Another Oklahoma Scam

    BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently,...

  • Public Money For Religious Purposes
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    Public Money For Religious Purposes

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the ...

    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
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    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

    BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy b...

    Three Monkeys
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    Three Monkeys

    BY VERN TURNER We are all familiar with the statuary of the three monkeys demonstrating their innocence from negativity. The statue kind of reminds me...

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Oct ’17 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

From left, Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth and Sierra Club Oklahoma Director Johnson Bridgwater discuss the state’s environmental and energy future, including water and air quality, injection wells and earthquakes, the post-carbon age and renewable energy, state regulation and the future of the Corporation Commission.
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