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Finally, Favorable Publicity

BY JOSEPH H. CARTER SR. As the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season ended, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook won 2½ pages of coverage in the New York Times. Arguably Westbrook and Thunder were the only favorable publicity the state of Oklahoma earned during the period. A half-page photo showing the player’s backside while hanging...
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Will We Ever Get Over Our Blood Lust?

BY BOB BEARDEN The beat goes on and the world gets a little more scary each day and our president and his cabal of advisors and macho cabinet CEOs are ramping up the rhetoric and the blowback is coming from Russia, Syria, ISIS and now the little toady dictator from North Korea is making threats....
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Bet Your Bottom Dollar

BY DAVID PERRYMAN In 1977, Broadway gave us the musical Annie based on Harold Gray’s iconic American comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Several songs from the Broadway adaption contain strong messages. Among them are, “We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover,” sung tongue in cheek by homeless shanty dwellers beneath a bridge. Other lyrics from...

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The President Goes Bananas

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Yet again, it’s that pesky Constitution and those federal judges who take so seriously their obligation to uphold it, even when the king – excuse me, the president – is on the other side. Being president, as Donald Trump is discovering, is nothing like being the boss of a reality television show,...
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Can We Think Our Way Past Robots?

BY FROMA HARROP Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he’s dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours. Bubbling beneath today’s comic-book politics are threats to American workers...
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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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