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BY HARRY T. COOK So now we have 59 people shot in cold blood in Las Vegas, without a sense of why. It seems clear even from this point of view that the shooter had no idea whom he was shooting. President Trump and other people in power hasten to assure people of their prayers...
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Signs Of Progress?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The Oklahoma Legislature is in special session and I feel that it is important to discuss the some of the pending issues. Although there is not currently a budget agreement, the three days that lawmakers spent at the Capitol was not wasted. Those days were used to meet technical requirements of the...

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Motown Wonders: Where Did Our Love Go?

BY FROMA HARROP The alternative to a government rescue of General Motors is the collapse of the industrial Midwest. Nonetheless, there’s been a surprisingly large amount of dumping on the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan. The government-sponsored deal seems to have stirred up resentments for every ideology. From the left, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asks...
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Imperfect Moments

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I have hated graduations for most of my life. High school was my best, and it wasn’t great: I lost out as valedictorian by one-tenth of a point, and the guys who finished third and fourth behind me both got into Harvard and I didn’t. I was heading off to my last...
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Domestic Terrorism By Any Standard

BY JOE CONASON If right-wing broadcasters don’t want to be blamed when someone murders a person they have demonized repeatedly – as in the case of George Tiller, the doctor shot dead in his Wichita, KS, church by an anti-abortion zealot – then they ought to moderate their rhetoric. No doubt they will choose their...

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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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Aug ’17 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

From left, Oklahoma Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, state Rep. Mickey Dollens and Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest discuss the state of public education in Oklahoma at our Aug. 24 Newsmakers event at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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